Lou's German Potato Salad With Bacon Recipe

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Lou's German Potato Salad With Bacon
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  1. Peel and cut potatoes into 3/4 inch cubes and place in a pot with enough to COLD water to cover potatoes. Heat the pot of potatoes and boil until the potatoes become soft (test with a fork), but don't overcook. Continue with the remaining steps while the potatoes are cooking. When done, drain the potatoes into a colander then place them in a very large bowl.
  2. Spray a large frying pan with spray-oil or spread cooking oil across its surface so bacon won't burn before releasing it own fats. Cut the bacon into 1-1.5 pieces, place them in the frying pan and sauté them at medium high heat with stirring.
  3. Dice the onion into bite sized pieces (1-2 cups) and, when the bacon begins to curl significantly (or begins to get crisp if you like crisp bacon), add the onion to the pan and sauté with occasional stirring until the onion becomes translucent and the bacon reaches the desired level of crispness. (Note: if you prefer raw onion, simply set it aside and add it in the last step).
  4. In the large bowl, sprinkle the potatoes with the sugar and celery seed. Dollop the mayonnaise and mustard over the bowl's contents.
  5. Add the bacon, bacon fats, and onion mixture to the bowl. If there's too much bacon fat for your liking, add just 2 tablespoons of it to the bowl - it has a great effect on the final flavor/texture. Cut eggs, if used, into bite sized pieces, crumble the yolks, and add them to the bowl.
  6. Stir the mixture together with a large spoon (a fork with promote mashing the potatoes) until all the ingredients a mixed sufficiently.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1318.26 Kcal (5519 kJ)
Calories from fat 728.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 80.98g 125%
Cholesterol 201.98mg 67%
Sodium 1169.84mg 49%
Potassium 2564.89mg 55%
Total Carbs 116.96g 39%
Sugars 26.3g 105%
Dietary Fiber 17.14g 69%
Protein 33.13g 66%
Vitamin C 11.5mg 19%
Vitamin A 5.7mg 189%
Iron 6.4mg 36%
Calcium 212.8mg 21%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 161.77 Kcal (677 kJ)
Calories from fat 89.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.94g 125%
Cholesterol 24.79mg 67%
Sodium 143.55mg 49%
Potassium 314.74mg 55%
Total Carbs 14.35g 39%
Sugars 3.23g 105%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 69%
Protein 4.07g 66%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 19%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 189%
Iron 0.8mg 36%
Calcium 26.1mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 32.3
  • 35

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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