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No-mayo German Potato Salad a perfect potluck pick

This German Potato Salad is the perfect dish to bring to a potluck.
This German Potato Salad is the perfect dish to bring to a potluck.
Published Apr. 21, 2014

I would like the Bavarian potato salad recipe from Hofbrau Beer Hall Miami in Miami Beach. Thank you.

Don Sydlik, New Port Richey

While Julie Marcus of Tampa is not familiar with the Hofbrau Beer Hall recipe, this is a German potato salad she has made for many years. It is served cold or at room temperature and is fairly easy to make. The key is not letting the potatoes cool too much before peeling. If they cool too much the dressing won't absorb into the potatoes as well. Be gentle when stirring the potatoes. Don't worry too much if they don't cut neatly but make sure you don't get crumbled potatoes. I felt the recipe was delicious just as it is. The flavors are perfectly balanced, not too tart, not too sweet. The best part about this recipe is that it's perfect for potlucks on warm days since there is no mayonnaise. It will definitely travel well.

Recipe request

Mirelle Droz of Tampa would like the chicken salad recipe from the former Whaley's Market in Tampa. It had walnuts and grapes.

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