German Potato Salad Saveur Print Email

2 1/4 lb. waxy potatoes, such as red new potatoes
Kosher salt, to taste
3 strips bacon, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 TBS all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup white wine
2 TBS Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
2 TBS chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves, plus more for garnish
Ground black pepper, to taste

Put potatoes into a 4-qt. saucepan; cover with salted water by 1". Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until potatoes are tender, 20–25 minutes. Drain; transfer to a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap to keep warm.

Meanwhile, cook bacon in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp, about 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel; set aside. Reduce heat to medium and add onions; cook, stirring, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 45 seconds. Add broth, wine, mustard, and sugar. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly; set aside.

Peel potatoes and cut into thick slices; transfer to a bowl. Pour in broth mixture, add parsley, and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Garnish with reserved bacon and parsley.

Saveur June/July 2009. SERVES 4 – 6

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