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Welcome to the July 12, 2012 German Goodies Newsletter

Cold German Potato Salads
How are they different than hot German potato salads?

Swabian Potato Salad

Becky's Potato Salad

Potato Wurst Salat

My grandma always made German Potato Salad the hot way with bacon, onions, vinegar and sugar. I thought maybe all German's thought alike :-)))) When I first had one without the bacon and it was even chilled and it was nothing but potatoes and a nice clingy dressing that made the salad hold together,... I thought wow that is good for just taters.

This style of salad I found out is often referred to as Schwabisch or Swabian potato salad which is made with a waxy potato and just an oil and vinegar dressing but also Beef broth or maybe chicken. I had heard about making a potato salad with beef broth from some German friends and I thought , wow that sounds strange!


Karen Kinnane sent me a book that I think is one of the best books on German cooking in English that I have read called The Cuisines of Germany

It had a recipe for ...The Definitive German Potato Salad by Alfred Walterspiel, who was a famous German Chef and Hotelier in Germany and author of "My Art in Kitchen and Restaurant". Though this style is popular in lots of areas of Germany, the Swabians put their name on it. Swabia is an area in Germany including a small part of western Bavaria and the southern part of Würtemberg, named after a medieval tribe. This potato salad has variations, but we will go over the basics.

Last year at the Camelot restaurant's Oktoberfest in Palm Springs, I got a taste of the best German potato salad like this, from a German lady chef.

I wondered how to make this light and fresh tasting salad.

It is a great summer salad for picnics because there is no mayonnaise in it.

Swabian Potato Salad

I have had fun making this salad, now several times.
some recipes say that steaming the potatoes is a good way to go, so that they
don't get water-logged and the precious vitamin C gets leeched out.

Come into my kitchen and let's make Swabian Potato Salad
with Step by Step pictures.

As I was researching this potato salad I came across
Andrea Meyers Version of Swabischer Kartoffelsalat
and she said as she was traveling through Swabia they often got this potato
salad as a base, then topped with a green salad.

Also use the left overs for a breakfast dish or any meal topping
it with some fried eggs.


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Old Fashioned Home Made Noodles


German Potato Salad


Potato Dumplings
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Gefulte Nudeln

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Potato Pancakes

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Fingerling Potato Salad

Yukons and Fingerling potatoes have the advantage of having a lower glycemic index.
They are preferred by trainers and health watchers as well for their carbs.


Some other cold Potato Salads

Becky's German Potato Salad

1894 Recipe for Potato Salad
with Dandelion Greens

You can of course use any greens to accent a good potato salad!

19th Century Layered German Potato Salad

From Pickled Herring and Pumpkin Pie
a 19th-Century Cookbook for German Immigrants to America
By Henriette Davidis

Lynn Dubey's Family
Cold Style German Potato Salad

Lynn operates a small resort town newspaper in  Ellicottville   {western} NY.,   She often shares her  German heritage recipes. Her family immigrated in to Cleveland Ohio  when she was 7 years old. (1954 ) 


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Sommertag im Biergarten, München, Westpark





Biergarten in München


Ernst Mosch - Pfeffer und Salz



Munich Bier Garten


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