The hot weather has returned.
The oven is, once again, off and salads are back on the table.
This has been one of our favorites for years.
Bacon and cider vinegar add the traditional flavors of Hot German Potato Salad.
The green beans and celery round it out, making it a great accompaniment to grilled meats.
Serve warm or room temp… Or even right from the fridge!
The recipe, Warm Potato Salad with Green Beans, has been updated, nutrition information added, and re-posted here: Green Bean & Potato Salad.
I really shouldn’t like this….
According to my upbringing, anyway.
My mother didn’t like Hot German Potato Salad.
Parents / early childhood can have a strong influence on what and how we eat.
I remember the German Potato Salad incident well…. We were at the local ‘Smelt Feed” (we loved smelt). I was very young, 5 or 6. As we were going through the buffet line with our plates, my mother announced that ‘We don’t like German Potato Salad.”
I assumed that was an absolute truth.
I was married and cooking for years before I ever even tasted it. I immediately loved it.
We had a similar situation with tomatoes….
I was 18 before I ate a fresh tomato.
My mother claimed to love tomatoes.
She would peel it, slice it, then put salt, pepper, sugar on each slice and smother it all in bottled French Dressing.
I thought the whole thing was awful – thereofore, never ate them.
When I finally realized how wonderful fresh tomatoes were I suggested she try them naked.
She said she liked them the way she ate them.
I maintained she liked the salt, pepper, sugar, French Dressing and the tomato was just the vehicle to get it to her mouth.
On the other hand, she loved liver, sauerkraut, rutabagas… And smelt.
Things that I also love and many people absolulety loath.
We never ate, and I still don’t eat, tongue, sweetbreads and brains.
How did your childhood influence your adult eating habits?
How did you influence your children’s eating habits?