Salads and Dressings forum: German Potato Salad

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Imagehelenethequeen
May 15, 2010 11:16 AM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
German Potatoe Salad:
3-4 lbs of White Maine, Long Island or small re potatoe (not russets)
Boil for 1/2 hour. Peel when still warm near hot, cover with damp cloth to fully cool then slice thinly with mandolin, or grater that has a slicer

in small saucepan boit: 2/3 C white vinegar, 1/2C of Water, 1-1/2T salt, 2T sugar, 1T honey, 1 T wondra
Pour over sliced potatoes and add, 1/2 C shopped parsley, 1t each, onion powder, celery salt, black pepper and 1/2 C (scant)O O.
Only now, gently fold the salad mix till well blended.
Garnish with wedges of 2 hard boiled eggs, or crispy beacon bits or just dust with chopped parsley
ImageDutchlady1
May 15, 2010 4:35 PM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Can I ask what wondra is?

I have never made a salad with grated potatoes, must try that some time.
AlohaHoya
May 15, 2010 10:58 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I know that there is a special flour made for gravies called Wondra...could it be that?
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ImageKatg
May 15, 2010 11:06 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Carol, I think so...Isn't Wondra a thickening flour?
ImageDutchlady1
May 16, 2010 2:51 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Thanks. I had never heard of it.
Imagenap
May 16, 2010 6:25 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Wondra is what you say. It isn't as "floury" though. It feels a little grainier to me.

Here's what some research found:

"Wondra flour is an ingredient sometimes called for in baking recipes, mostly in some pie crust and tart crust recipes that promise a flaky and tender crust. It is actually a brand name for a type of instant flour and, because the brand is so widespread, the name Wondra tends to be used in recipes.

Instant flour is low protein, finely ground flour that has been treated so that it will dissolve instantly in water and not require the same long cooking process as non-instant flour to dissolve in a liquid and thicken it. The process is called pregelatinization, and it involve heat a starch (flour) with very hot water and/or steam, then drying it out, so that it has essentially been cooked already. Because of this, instant flour also very unlikely to form lumps when mixed with a water or other solution. Wondra also has some malted barley flour mixed into it, which acts as a dough conditioner in many breads."

Canada60
May 16, 2010 2:16 PM CST
May I ask what 1/2 cup scant 00 Is ? Could it be olive oil ?

Pour over sliced potatoes and add, 1/2 C shopped parsley, 1t each, onion powder, celery salt, black pepper and 1/2 C (scant)O O.
Imagenap
May 16, 2010 2:41 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Yup. Olive Oil. If you ever see EVOO it's Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I'm pretty sure Rachel Ray is the one who first started using the term.
Imagehelenethequeen
May 16, 2010 3:37 PM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
oh i am sorry - I haven't been checking

Hetty - "Wondra General Mills" brand, is a wonderful Flour for making smooth gravies, as it has less gluten/protein than all purpose. All purpose can be used also but that has to be blended with some cold water for it not to make lumps. This had been around for a long time.

OO = Olive Oil. I don't like Extra Virgin in this as this is a light, delicate potatoe salad.
Scant i mean use less than add up to 1/2 C otherwise it gets less than delicate....

Not grated potatoes - using the slicing feature on a grater. I have a mandolin that I use stricly for This Potatoe salad - Swiss home fried potatoes and hungarian cuke salad. IFor these I like the potatoes and cikes thinly sliced. Helen
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Imagehelenethequeen
May 16, 2010 3:54 PM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
This is my German Potatoe Salad with 50 cloves studded, Mustard and apricot/honey marinate Pineapple/cherry Garnish, baked Ham. My Mothers Easter Bread . A german Chocolate nut cake.

Last year this time my best friend (not hearing from each other for 45 years) came to visit Longboat Key. They arrived late in their Condo and this was the meal waiting for them. (they were 7 deep) so they needed a bit of food. In germany they do not bake ham. They boil it. So this was a visiual and tasty treat.

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Imagehelenethequeen
May 16, 2010 4:55 PM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
These are tools good for thin sliced things, other than your power exipments. Kitchend Ait mixer Attachments or Cuisinart Attachments (sorry food processor attachments)

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Imagehelenethequeen
May 16, 2010 4:56 PM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
This is the product

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Imagehelenethequeen
May 16, 2010 4:57 PM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
making hungarian cuke salad with stuffed ribs (Katg recipe) OMG and mashed potatos and this for 2 - good country

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Imagehelenethequeen
May 17, 2010 1:49 PM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
Served Cold cuts - Home made Bread and mac salad with hard boiled eggs - to go with the cold cuts - I put them in boats because they had to sit quite a while and not everyone here likes mayo.
1/2 box of macs cooked to desired doness - I like done not el dente. chill
Sauce for macs. in a bowl blend
2 - T Mayo, 1T Sour cream, 2T Wine Vinegar, 2T Sugar, Salt to taste Pepper to taste. Blend well. More May if desired. Sour cream hold the sauce to the pasta so 1 T is good. Blend everything and adjust to your taste.

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Imagehelenethequeen
May 17, 2010 1:50 PM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
easy make ahed meal with the cold cuts

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AlohaHoya
May 25, 2010 8:11 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Sometimes if I want a bit of tang in the Potato Salad, I dress it with a vinaigrette when the potatoes are hot, then when cooled, I add the mayo, crunchy bits .... different.

I once made a great potato salad with mint....gotta find the recipe to share...it was wonderful...and I think it had bits of apples in it for crunch.... (off to my files = a big box somewhere....) Whistling
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