German Deli Potato Salad
This recipe is from the German owner of a New York deli. Simple and delicious. The owner served it with or without mayonnaise.
- 3 strips bacon
- 1/3 cup onion chopped
- 1/3 cup carrots finely shredded
- 4 cups potatoes peeled, and sliced 1/4-inch thick
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 2 Tbs. vinegar
- 1/2 cup real mayonnaise optional
Cook bacon until crisp; remove from skillet and reserve 2 teaspoons of drippings. Add onions and carrots; cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring often.
Boil potatoes in salted water for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender. Drain. Toss warm potatoes with vegetable-dripping mixture; add crumbled bacon.
Dissolve salt and sugar in vinegar. pour over potatoes and marinate for 1 to 2 hours before serving. Sprinkle with chopped green onion tops or parsley.