Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kartoffelsalat; German Potato Salad

(4-6 servings)

I made this yesterday and served it warm with the schnitzel. There was a bit left which I had cold today and it was equally tasty.

This potato salad is a nice change from the version which uses mayonnaise.

2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes
2 tsp butter
1 medium sweet onion, chopped ( about 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup strong chicken broth
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tsp hot mustard
2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Boil the potatoes in salted water until they are done; about 15-20 minutes. Let them cool a bit, then slice them into a bowl.

Melt the butter in a skillet and add the onion. Saute for about 5 minutes or until the onion has softened. Add the broth and cook for another 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat.

 German hot mustard

Stir in the vinegar and hot mustard. Pour over the potatoes. Add the chives, salt and pepper (to taste), then toss gently. I just lightly shake the bowl up and down and this keeps the potato slices from breaking up. The liquid will mostly absorb into the potatoes during the first few minutes.

Can be served warm or cold.


mr. pineapple man said...

looks delicious! perfect for brunch~

The green guy said...

Woohoo ! Love the stuff ! Vinegar and potatoes are always a great combination.
I'm lucky with mustard myself , I go to Gent a lot so I can always make sure I have a stock of mustard from here : :

I eat mustard with eveything . Tho cooking with it is something delicate , especially if you want tp keep all the sharpness .

What i sometimes add to potato salad as well is canned .. I have no idea what the equivalent to that is in the US.

I do add mayonaise to mine most of the time , tho as you say it's far from a must. When i do however i only use it to bind everything a tiny bit , it's rerely an ingredient in itself.

Thank you for the recipe ! I will try the chicken broth , I never tried that before , and does sound good.

Gerlinde in Washington said...

That looks like a nice shop where you get your mustard.. I guess you don't always hit the supermarket. :p

Have you ever come across a recipe for BRUGSE ACHTEN? I'm still looking for one.. I've been very curious about those ever since you sent me that link to the photo of them.

Muneeba said...

I gotta find some hot mustard .. quick and wonderful looking potato salad. I'd eat this just by itself!

Gerlinde in Washington said...

Thanks! I have eaten it by itself and didn't find myself wanting for anything else.

The Smits said...

Yummy! I live in Bavaria and I'm always looking for German food to cook at home. This tastes very similar to the kartoffelsalat at my favorite guest house.

Gerlinde in Washington said...

Thanks very much!

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