I've been making this potato salad for over 25 years. The recipe comes from a small Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook that I bought in Lancaster, PA so many years ago that it is tattered and torn. Funny thing is, it's the only recipe I've ever made from this cookbook, and it is a crowd pleaser.
I thought maybe you might enjoy trying it too for a 4th ofJuly picnic or family gathering.
Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Salad
8 - 12 medium sized potatoes
1 - 2 stalks celery, diced
2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
1 onion, minced
4 slices bacon
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon minced parsley
Cook potatoes in their skins.
When tender and cool, peel and dice. Add the celery, hard-cooked eggs,
and onion; toss lightly.
Fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp and brown.
(I used 5 slices because they were very thin slices.)
Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.
Beat eggs in a small bowl and add sugar, salt, pepper, mustard, and a mixture of vinegar and water; mix well. Pour egg mixture into the hot bacon fat and stir until mixture thickens (about 10 minutes).
Pour over the potato mixture and toss lightly to mix thoroughly.
Garnish with parsley and serve.
The recipe says to chill several hours before serving, but I love this potato salad served immediately still warm or at room temperature. In fact, I don't even care for it that much if it is chilled.
My family requests this potato salad every time there is a summer gathering and I rarely have any leftovers to bring home. That's how much they love it and I guarantee your family and guests will too!
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