German Potatoes

I was editing a scene in my WIP in which a character was cooking potatoes with greens and sausage, German style. Made me hungry.

I like sausage, but don’t eat it anymore (you know what’s in that stuff, right? Ugh.).

But the potatoes and greens—that’s yum. Here’s how my German family makes potatoes.

  • Scrub 2 pounds potatoes and boil in salted water until just tender; drain and allow to dry about 15 minutes. Peel and slice into ¼” to ½” rounds.
  • Fry 1 pound bacon until crisp; remove from skillet.
  • Sauté 1½ cups onions with 3 tablespoons flour and 1 tablespoon salt in bacon grease until onions are tender.
  • Add ⅔ cup sugar, ⅔ cup vinegar, and 1¼ cup water and bring to a boil.
  • Crumble bacon on top of potatoes.
  • Pour sauce over potatoes and bacon. Stir gently.
  • Optional: sprinkle chopped chives or parsley over the top.
  • Serve hot. (We usually made the potatoes first, and kept them in a warm oven while preparing the rest of the meal. That way the potatoes get a little more tender, and they’re good ‘n hot when served.)

How do you like your potatoes?

One response to this post.

  1. Yum! Will have to try this with turkey bacon!


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