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Circa 1972 German Potato Salad, ala Family Circle

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“I bought a 1972 Family Circle cookbook today at a used bookstore, and laughed out loud when I saw this recipe due to the recent controvery here at Zaar surrounding "german" potato salad. I post it here not because I think it sounds yummy (actually, I think it sounds kind of yucky), but for historical purposes. About this recipe, Family Circle says, "This old-fashioned winner goes modern with quick-fix potatoes and lots of crisp bacon chips in a hot spicy dressing."”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large frying pan, saute bacon pieces until crisp; remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. In same pan, cook potatoes in the drippings, following label directions for pan-frying.
  3. Drain potatoes on paper towels; reserve pan drippings.
  4. Cut potatoes into bite-size pieces and place in a large salad bowl along with the bacon and the celery; toss gently.
  5. Pour off all bacon drippings, then return 2 tbsp to the skillet.
  6. Whisk in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for one minute.
  7. Pour over potato mixture, toss to mix well, and serve warm.

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