Another recipe that I have been making since the beginning of time, this is based on one from the Time Life “Foods of the World” series.
The first time I had a similar salad was in Germany. We were having a simple lunch of wurst und salat. I had expected the typical Midwestern version of Hot German Potato Salad and was wonderfully surprised by this light salad.
It’s perfect for summer picnics as it has no mayonnaise and it’s much lower in calories than other potato salads (for those who care about such things).
This recipe serves 4 – because it’s summer and it’s potato salad.
German Summer Potato Salad
Total time: 35 minutes
- 4 medium potatoes, 20oz (600gr) total, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3/4 cup (6oz, 180ml) chicken stock
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs white wine tarragon vinegar
- 2 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- Put a large saucepan half full of water on medium heat and bring to boil.
- Add potatoes to water, cover partially and cook until done, about 15 minutes.
- Drain, put into a serving bowl and immediately pour sauce over, turning to coat slices evenly. Set aside to cool. The hot potatoes will absorb some or all of the sauce.
- Sauté onion in olive oil until transparent.
- Add stock, vinegar and mustard and bring to boil over medium-high heat.
- Boil (not simmer) for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
- Salad can be warm, room temp or cold.
It’s time for the Félibrée or Felibrijada.
This is an Occitan folk festival that takes place in a different city in the Dordogne each year on the weekend of the 1st Sunday in July.
That would be today….
The streets are draped in flowers (plastic so the last)
This is the beginning of the main street in St. Cyprian, where the festival was this year.
On Sunday morning there is a parade of the groups of musicians
And other groups in traditional costumes:
The towns is closed to traffic for the festival and the streets filled with people.
And… yes, there was a beer garden (or maybe 2…)
The last time we went 2013, in Bergerac.
More photos later……