Hot German Potato Salad

Hot German Potato Salad

Yields: 15 servings

For those who prefer their potato salad warm, this is a wonderful choice on a buffet table.

20 medium-size potatoes
3/4 pound bacon (21 slices)
3/4 cup wine vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups thinly sliced scallions
In a heavy pot, cover the potatoes with water. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes. Drain the potatoes. When cool enough to handle, peel and cut into H-inch cubes. Return the potatoes to the pot.

Fry the bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan, reserving the bacon grease.
Drain the bacon, then crumble. To the bacon grease in the pan, add the
vinegar, salt, and pepper. Heat over medium heat until bubbling. Remove from
the heat.

Pour the dressing over the potatoes. Reserve some scallions and bacon for a
garnish and add the remainder to the potatoes. Toss lightly to mix. Cover
and let stand for 45 minutes to absorb the seasoning.

Just before serving, set the pot over moderate heat and heat for about 10
minutes. Turn out into a serving bowl. Top with the reserved bacon and
scallions and serve.