South-German Potato Salad with Wieners
Germany is devided about potato salad, seriously! There is the “South German Potato Salad” (or Munich Potato Salad) with a vinaigrette and the “Berlin Potato Salad” with mayo – and most people like only one of both. Not so me. I love both versions. But if you live in the South of the US, you might want to do the “Berlin” version in the hot season, since it has not mayo and therefor no health risk.
South-German Potato Salad is pretty easy to prepare and there are several things to add to the original recipe, like apple pieces or sunflower seeds, boiled eggs etc.
In my pictures you will not see the chives that are supposed to be added at the end. I didn’t have them and had no desire to leave the house to get some during a thunderstorm. Just imagine the chives, ok?
Warm or cold potato salad?
To make it authentic German, you would heat the oven and warm up the salad before serving. I think that’s not necessary but an option. I like it cold just as much.
I got lucky to find some original German Wieners at Aldi recently and of cause bought them in bulk. If you don’t get them: American Wieners are pretty good, too! Try to find some German mustard, though, it tastes different from yours.
When do we eat German Potato Salad?
During the summer on a “hot” day, a potato salad is a good option for a lunch. We eat it with Wieners or Frikadelle. You can find it in almost any menu of a German restaurant and at fast food areas. It is also classic meal on Christmas eve for many families. You will almost always find this salad on the buffet of a party, especially if it’s a grill party (BBQ) or on New Years Eve.