Rhoda’s Recipes – German Potato Salad

The recipe for this issue is one that I have had in my recipe box for over 40 years. I must have found it in a magazine but the memory of which one is long gone. I have never been a great fan of potato salad but love this one that is served hot and is sweet, not sour as many German potato salads are.

Although the following is not related to the recipe it is related to cooking. Have you ever had your microwave start sparking and making popping noises? I have more than once. Previously, I felt the microwave was now unsafe to use and purchased a new one. When this happened to my current microwave, I decided to look up on the internet to see if I could find out what caused this. The first, of course, was having something metallic in the microwave which was not the case here. The second mentioned a waveguide which is a small mica plate found on the inside wall of the microwave. If it gets food or oil on it the result can be exactly what I was experiencing. I ordered replacement waveguides on the internet. Once I replaced the old waveguide with the new one, my microwave has worked beautifully. What a surprise! Instead of paying for a new microwave, I paid under $20 for 4 new waveguides even with expedited shipping. (We use our microwave a lot.) On to my recipe.

German Potato Salad
Serves 4 to 6

8 slices bacon, diced
¼ cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon flour
½ cup sugar
2 ¼ teaspoons salt
Dash of pepper
¼ cup vinegar
¼ cup water
3 tablespoons Miracle Whip
4 cups diced cooked potatoes
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
1 tablespoon dried minced parsley
½ teaspoon celery seed.

Cook bacon until crisp. Add onion and cook until tender but not brown. Stir in flour, sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons salt and dash of pepper. Add vinegar and water slowly while stirring constantly and cook until thick. Remove from heat and stir in Miracle Whip. Sprinkle potatoes with remaining salt and toss lightly. Pour sauce over the potatoes and toss again. Pour in to a 1 ½ quart casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley, celery seed, and egg slices.

Next Month:
Hawaiian Beef Loaves ■

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