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.


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.


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

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