German Potato Salad
- Prep Time: 3 hours
- Serves: 8
- 1.5 lb. Farmland® Smoked Neck Bones
- 2 lb. (6 medium) red boiling potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 lb. (3 medium) Yukon gold potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/5 lb. asparagus
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 6 slices Farmland® Hickory Smoked Bacon
- 1 cup sweet yellow onion finely chopped
- 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Place neck bones in stock pot. Cover with water; bring to boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours until meat begins to fall off bones. Remove neck bones from pot, reserving stock, allow neck bones to cool slightly and remove meat from bones; set aside
- Place potatoes in reserved stock and bring to boil over medium high heat; cook 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Remove potatoes. Place asparagus in boiling stock and blanch for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove; allow to cool and cut into 1-inch slices.
- Combine meat, potatoes, asparagus, celery, and parsley in a large serving bowl.
- In large skillet, over medium heat, cook bacon until browned and crisp; drain. Crumble bacon and add to potato salad mixture. Keep rendered fat.
- Add onion to fat in skillet; stir-fry over medium heat until tender and transparent. Reduce heat to low; add vinegar, olive oil, sugar, and mustard; whisk for thirty seconds. Immediately pour over potato salad mixture and toss. Serve warm.