Friday, April 27, 2012

North german potato salad

In Germany there are two styles how to make potato salad, north and south style.

The northern style is a salad serverd cold, with pork saussage, cucumber, egg and mayonaise.

The southern style is served cold or warm, with broth, onions and ham.

Here is a recipe for the northern style potato salad from my mother, which is the best recipe in the world (of course!):

For 3-4 persons.
  • 750-800 gramm waxy potatos
  • salt, pepper, vinegar
  • 3 boiled eggs
  • a small piece of pork saussage (Bologna saussage)
  • 1 gherkin 
  • Mayonaise or a salad sauce with lower fat
Cook the potatos, peel them, let them cool down, then cut them into thin slices.

Add a bit of salt, pepper and vinegar, mix a bit, then let them sit for a few hours inside a bowl (cover it with a lid or plastic foil).

Boil the eggs for 15-20 minutes, peel them, cut them into cubes, cut the pork saussage into cubes, same with the gherkin, add that to the sliced potatos, mix well, add mayonaise, mix again and let it sit at a cool place, even inside a fridge for a few more hours. Cover it with a lid or plastic foil.

How much mayonaise (salad sauce) to add? Only that much that everything is slightly coated with mayonaise and the salad is not too dry. You don't want a bowl full of mayonaise with a few potao slices and gherkins in it, so don't overdo it.

And then... enjoy!

This goes well with some Wieners.

No, not what you think!

Cooked saussages with some not too hot mustard..

Oh, well..

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