Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Terrific Tuesday - Recipe featuring Michelle Smith of Monday's Child Prims

Summer is on its way, daylight savings time is this Sunday.    This weeks recipe is from

Michelle Smith of Monday's Child Prims

Michelle tells us that this recipe goes back to at least her great-grandmother and has been a family favorite for generations.   It was a favorite and one of the first dishes to go to her church's potluck dinner as well.  Since there is no mayonnaise, it is a good choice for picnics and potlucks.  It goes great with pork dishes and sausages like bratwurst and kielbasa.

Hot German Potato Salad

6-8 potatoes
1/4 lb. bacon
1 large onion
1 full tablespoon flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons bacon grease

Peel potatoes and place in salted water.   Boil until potatoes are just getting tender-you don't want them to get too mushy.   Drain and let them begin to cool.

Meanwhile, chop bacon and fry until crisp.   Remove and drain.   Chop onion and brown in bacon grease and drain.   Reserve the 3 tablespoons of bacon grease in your skillet (discard excess) and heat it.   Add in the flour and stir until bubbly for a minute or two and then add in your sugar, dry mustard, vinegar and water.   Cook and stir until bubbly and thickened.

Cube potatoes and add bacon and onion to them.    Season with salt and pepper.   Pour the mixture in the skillet over the potatoes and combine well.   This can be made ahead and reheated in the microwave or can be kept warm in a crock pot or low oven.   It is wonderful warm and does not have to be piping hot.

Thank you Michele for sharing this wonderful recipe.  With the weather changing and yard work beginning, this would be wonderful to make ahead of time and enjoy when the work is done.

Please make sure to visit Michelle's Etsy shop where you will find beautiful handmade prims.

You can find her blog here where she also shares more recipes and creations.

Thank you so much Michelle for sharing this with us.



  1. Thank you so very much for featuring my recipe. I am very honored and I hope that everyone enjoys it :-)

  2. Michelle you make his sound so easy and I always thought it was complicated!! THANKS for sharing!! XOXO Love Fran.

  3. It sounds delicious and easy to cook. I hope your recipe will make my boys happier ;) They adore potato.

  4. Thank you Michelle for the recipe. I can't wait to try it!!

  5. I love German potato salad!! Thanks for the recipe.


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