Keeping the tradition of European style potato salads, enjoy this German version. It is delicious!
3½ to 4 pounds medium red potatoes, quartered
1 pound bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
1 large yellow onion, minced
1 cup white vinegar
3 tablespoons coarse or stoneground German style mustard
½ cup parsley, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
Season water with salt.
Lightly boil potatoes over medium heat. Cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes or until they are easily pierced with a fork and the skins are barely starting to pull away from the cut edges of the potatoes.
Drain the potatoes and cool until they can be handled. Cut into large dice and add back to the pan you cooked them in to keep warm.
Meanwhile, cook the sliced bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, about 5-6 minutes stirring occasionally. Transfer the bacon to a plate topped with paper towels to drain.
Add the onion to the bacon grease and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the onion is transparent but not brown. Stir in 1/2 cup water, the white vinegar and mustard and cook for a few minutes to reduce.
Add the potatoes back to the pan with the dressing and toss to coat. Add the chopped bacon and parsley. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.