Christmas Eve: Potato Salad with Bratwurst
Potato salad with bratwurst or bockwurst. If you believe the polls, a third of Germans - in East as in West - eat potato salad and sausages on Christmas Eve. And exactly in this order - not sausages with potato salad, like at a children's birthday party. As far as we know, it does not appear in the Bible and thus lacks the symbolic connection. And yet, potato salad gets the status of a sanctuary on Christmas Eve. There are many varieties of this delicious salad: it's not about a few more ingredients or the question of oil or mayonnaise. It is a question of faith - as in the Christmas tree: with tinsel or without?
For the Potato Salad:
1,4 kg waxy potatoes
1 large onion
1 small bunch of parsley
250 bis 300 ml vegetable broth
40 ml vinegar (apple vinegar, white wine-vinegar)
50 bis 75 ml neutral oil
1 tbsp. mustard
salt, pepper, 1 pinch of salt
white sausages as desired
Wash potatoes thoroughly, cover with cold water in a pot and cook over medium heat for 30-35 minutes; until soft (make a test). In the meantime peel onion, finely dice and set them aside. Wash the parsley, shake dry and chop the leaves roughly; provide. Measure broth and pour into a small saucepan. Heat and add the onion cubes. Simmer for 5 min. Remove from heat. Drain potatoes and allow the steam to evaporate. Peel potatoes and slice. Mix the vinegar, oil and mustard and set aside the dressing.
Put slices of potatoes in a large bowl and pour over the still warm broth. Add dressing and fold in. Leave the salad to stand for at least for 30 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.
Serve with bratwurst as desired.