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Deluxe German Potato Salad

 Deluxe German Potato Salad
I make this salad for all occasions—it goes well with any kind of meat. I often take this salad to potlucks, and there's never any leftover. The celery, carrots and dry mustard are a special touch not usually found in traditional German potato salad. —Betty Perkins, Hot Springs, Arkansas
14-16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 pounds unpeeled small red potatoes, cooked and sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Additional salt, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a
  • slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1/4 cup
  • drippings. Saute celery and onion in drippings until tender.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, salt, mustard, vinegar and
  • water until smooth. Add to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook and
  • stir for 1-2 minutes until thickened.
  • In a large serving bowl, combine the potatoes, carrots and parsley;
  • drizzle with sauce; stir gently to coat. Season with additional salt
  • if desired; garnish with bacon. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Deluxe German Potato Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Yield: 14-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 192 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.