Sunday, December 23, 2012

Potato Salad {Schwaebischer Kartoffelsalat} for #SundaySupper

I am so honored that Isabel of the Family Foodie invited me to host this week's Home for the Holidays #SundaySupper event.  Are you ready for the Holidays?  What does it mean to you to be Home for the Holidays?  What gives you the true feeling of home?  What is important for you?  To me this time of year is about traditions, rituals and with it building family memories.   Just as many others I am a long, long way from home in Tuttlingen, Germany and therefore to me it just does not feel like Christmas without some traditional Swabian {Southern German} dishes.  Ron and I started our own tradition once we had children.

The season starts off with the visit by Nikolaus, continues own with the advents wreath {I did  have that before kids}, and follows with advent calendars for both girls.  Oh yes, and the tree usually does not go up until a couple of days before Christmas.  Presents? Yes, there are presents for the girlies...the Christkind comes on Christmas Eve and - of course - Santa usually visits in the night before Christmas Day...and food.  Yes, there is that too and I we like to stick to our own traditions.  Christmas Eve is always  - Fleischkaese mit Kartoffelsalat {Fleischkaese aka Leberkaes' and potato salad.  I get the Fleischkaese from our local German butcher and make Swabian style potato salad. It is with a broth, vinegar and oil and not with mayonnaise.  It is delicious and it is even better the next day...sorry no fancy pictures today, but this potato salad is so good...

Swabian Potato Salad {Schwaebischer Kartoffelsalat}

Potato Salad {Schwaebischer Kartoffelsalat}
3 lb. potatoes {yellow}
1 small onion finely diced
1-1/2 C broth {vegetable, or beef}
8 Tbl oil {or more}
4 Tbl red wine vinegar {or white balsamico} - to taste I actually use more
2-3 tsp salt
      pepper to taste

1.  Cook the potatoes in their jackets until they are done {do not over cook them}
2.  Peel the potatoes while they are hot, and the cut them into fine rings
3.  Pour {warm} broth over the potatoes and cover.  Let rest for at least 2 hours.
4.  Add oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste.  Mix the salad through and let rest for at least another 2 hours.

Adjust salt, pepper, and vinegar before serving. I like mine with extra vinegar. It is a great side to Swabian Meatballs, ham, sausages, etc. 

Please be sure to visit and see what being "Home for the Holidays" means for the rest of the #SundaySupper team. There are over 40 contributors...

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Appetizers & Snacks
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What does it mean for you to be Home for the Holidays?  Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day by following #SundaySupper.  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our weekly #SundaySupper chat to talk about our Holiday Traditions.  We are so excited to have you join us.  All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow through TweetChat.
Please feel free to share with us and our followers your favorite Holiday recipe on our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board.  We are excited to have you join us.


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