Potato salad Berlin style

    4 hours 50 min

    This is an original German recipe from my grandmother, who lived in Berlin. The potato salad is made without mayonnaise (it is actually vegan) and tastes best if you let it marinate overnight.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1kg salad potatoes
    • salt to taste
    • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
    • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
    • 3 teaspoons caster sugar
    • 100ml brine from a pickle jar
    • 50ml red wine vinegar
    • 100ml sunflower oil
    • 1 large onion, minced
    • 5 gherkins, thinly sliced
    • 1 tart apple, peeled and finely diced
    • chopped chives to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:4hr marinating  ›  Ready in:4hr50min 

    1. In a large saucepan boil potatoes and caraway seeds in salted water until they are easily pricked with a knife. Drain and rinse under cold water. Peel potatoes while they are still warm and slice.
    2. In a jar with a lid combine mustard, sugar, pickle jar liquid, vinegar, oil, salt and a generous amount of pepper. Add onion, close the jar and shake well.
    3. Place potato slices, gherkins and apples in alternating layers in a salad bowl and drizzle each layer with the dressing. Cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Before serving add chives and mix thoroughly.

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