Sometimes I just want something a little different to serve as a side dish besides the same old usual fare that I always make. Then I was reminded of this dish I had as a young married woman eager to learn all the tricks of the trade in the kitchen.
I used to work in an Elderly Person Care Home for 15 years, and we had amazing cooks there, who cooked home made food that was familiar to the people that lived there.
One of the things I really enjoyed was when they served Hot German Potato Salad. This was not something that my mother made so I asked for the recipe and got the usual reply. 'Oh, a little of this and a handful of that'......sheesh, I was a new aspiring cook, I needed more details than that. What in the world does a little of this or that even mean? With many years of cooking experience, I now know what she means and I tried to recreate it and this is what I came up with. Just a little different than the same old...
- 1/2 lb of bacon
- 6 green onions, sliced
- 1 small green pepper, chopped
- 6 cups potatoes, cooked and sliced
- 1/3 cup vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- lots of pepper, to taste
- 1 egg, beaten
- Fry chopped bacon until crisp; add onion and green pepper.
- Drain at least 1/2 the fat.
- Mix vinegar, seasonings and egg; stir into bacon.
- Stir in potatoes and heat through.
- Enjoy with some smoked sausage or ham, cole slaw and baked beans.