ConstantlySlippery21 karma2014-05-17 22:09:59 UTC
So, it's worse than many people think.
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ConstantlySlippery12 karma2014-07-06 04:52:36 UTC
Traditional or German style?
ConstantlySlippery11 karma2014-07-06 12:23:34 UTC
'German' potato salad, as is known in the US was made popular in the midwest by German settlers and families. Basically it uses vinegar and oil with bacon as seasoning rather than mayonnaise and eggs.
ConstantlySlippery6 karma2014-07-06 14:41:31 UTC
Well, you better tell the entire food eating world then... I believe 'German' potato salad is pretty well understood and what you describe is know as 'northern German potato salad'. (
But, it's not like I'm the potato salad police or anything. It's all good in my book.
ConstantlySlippery3 karma2014-07-06 15:20:50 UTC
You see, here, 'your' potato salad is very much like traditional American style potato salad. We don't call that German style.
'German' (or southern german as you say) is very different. In order to distinguish it - it has been called 'German'.
Nothing nefarious going on here., not usurpation. We eat both, and we call the vinegar one, 'German', which it is. If you are going to argue we have it backwards... I'm not sure I can help you.
I love chives in it, better than regular onions. It's a mellowed taste that works well.
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