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Grandma's German Potato Salad

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My grandmother is of German heritage and one of my favorite memories growing up is cooking with her. She always let me help her and this boosted my interest in being a good cook, too. This special dish was served often with Grams crispy catfish caught by Grandpa and eaten at neighborhood fish fries in Cordova.

Ingredients

6 large potatoes
4 large eggs
1/2 cup celery, chopped fine
1/2 cup onion, chopped fine
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped fine
6 slices bacon, fried, drained, crumbled (reserve 3 tablespoons grease)

Dressing
1 cup Hellman's Mayonnaise
1/2 cup pickle relish
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon German mustard

Instructions

Boil potatoes with skins on and hard-boil eggs. Then peel both, chop fine and stir together in 2-1/2 quart glass bowl. Add celery, onion and green pepper. Stir in crumbled bacon bits with the 3 tablespoons reserved grease and set aside. Mix all dressing ingredients and pour over potato mixture, chill and enjoy!

Paula Jeanne Allerton
Silvis



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