Dutch Potato Salad

This Dutch Potato Salad comes from an old family cookbook.

| January/February 2012

Dutch Potato Salad

Dutch Potato Salad offers a slight change to an old favorite.

Karen Keb

Learning from the past and deciphering old-time recipes in your modern kitchen can definitely improve your cooking skills, and more importantly, it will put you in touch with a time long, long ago.

Kitchen Gems: Vintage Cookbooks

Try this Dutch Potato Salad from an old family cookbook.

Dutch Potato Salad

From Receipts (the Van Loan family cookbook, circa 1900s to 1980s) 

Use one potato per person. Boil potatoes in jackets. Peel & slice. Fry 2 or 3 slices of bacon very crisp. Remove bacon & add to grease 2 tabs. flour. Brown flour. Add 1/2 cup vinegar. Cook until like thin mustard. Add 1 tabs. sugar to sauce. To potatoes add bacon, onion, celery as you like it, 2 hard boiled eggs & green pepper. Season with salt & pepper & toss into custardy sauce. Let stand 1 hour to season.

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