My office had a rib cook off Sunday night. I was asked to bring potato salad. Only catch is my office mate hates mayonnaise, so I was asked to bring German potato salad. I found and altered a recipe listed below. This was really easy and can be done the night before an event. I would also like to point out the importance of using natural smoked bacon. Never eat bacon that has sodium nitrate as a preservative. When cooked Sodium Nitrate turns into a carcinogen. Blah Blah Blah, just eat natural smoked bacon. It’s better for you!
Also to make this Paleo, just replace the sugar with Honey or Maple Syrup.
German Potato Salad
3 pounds red potatoes
12 oz thick-cut natural smoked bacon
1 large onion finely chopped
2/3 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons minced chives, for garnish
•Place the potatoes in a medium-size pot and cover them with water, salt the water and bring to boil over medium-high heat • Continue cooking until potatoes fork tender• Drain and cube potatoes into medium size cubes • Meanwhiel chop raw bacon and cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat • After bacon has browned remove bacon from the skillet leaving the bacon grease in the pan • Turn the heat to medium and add the onion, cook until translucent and just beginning to brown • Once the onion has browned whisk in the vinegar, sugar, mustard, and salt and stir until thick and bubbly • Add the potatoes, onion mixture, and bacon into large mixing bowl and toss until well incorporated• Top with the minced chives • Serve warm and Enjoy!