Monday, March 09, 2009

Vegetarian German Potato Salad

Admittedly, imitation bacon bits won't give this the oopmh (or should I say, oompah, being German potato salad? Gosh, the jokes are getting lame around here, eh?) of real bacon, but it is still quite good and suitable for vegetarians.

You Will Need:

Boiled red potatoes (about 2 lbs.)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 large white onion, chopped
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
2-3 tablespoons imitation bacon bits
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
Salt and pepper

Cook the potatoes (can be done ahead) and set aside
In a large frying pan, heat the oil. Add the pepper, onion and caraway seeds. Cook until softened over medium heat. Add the bacon bits and potatoes and cook until bits soften and potatoes are well coated with oil. Remove from pan and place in a a large bowl.

In a measuring cup, mix the vinegar, sugar and water. Pour over salad and mix well. When well coated, transfer to another bowl with a slotted spoon leaving behind excess dressing. Adjust salt and pepper. May be chilled until serving time and then quickly re-warmed in the microwave or on the stove top.

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