Side Dishes
Bon apetit
Table of Sides

Macaroni Salad

A classic side salad that can also be a meal.

Boil the macaroni in a large pot of water. Rinse under cold water, and drain.

In a large bowl, mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the onion, celery, green pepper, carrot, and macaroni. Refrigerate overnight, if desired.

Eat.

Makes about 10 servings with a meal, or about 5 servings as a meal.



Kartoffelsalad mit Speck

(Potato Salad with Bacon)

Atkins can go hang himself. This stuff is good food!

Set the potatoes to boiling until they are fork-tender (35-40 minutes). Peel (if desired) while warm, cut them into pieces, and place them in a large bowl with the onion.

Cook the bacon in a large skillet. When done, lift it out and set it aside (on the potatoes works just fine).

Pour the bacon fat into a measuring cup, to see what you're dealing with. If you have less than ½ cup, you might want to add some of that bacon fat you keep in the refrigerator. Dump the half-cup of fat back into the skillet.

Stir the flour into the fat. Add the sugar, butter, salt, pepper, vinegar, and 2 cups of water. Stir each ingredient in well as you add it. Bring this glorp to a boil, stirring. Let it simmer for a minute or two, to thicken it up a bit. Remove from heat; add the sour cream, a third at a time, stirring well.

Finally, pour the resulting ooze over the potatoes, tossing them a bit to get things mixed together (now you see why I recommended a large bowl?), and nail it with parsley.

Eat.

Makes about 10 servings with a meal, or about 5 servings as a meal.

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