German salad

I’m back!

The days of sand and sea seem so distant now … Although only a week has passed.

To get the blogging rhythm back on track I chose a simple and fresh recipe to accompany these hot summer days. This salad is perfect to accompany the fabulous barbecue I’m sure many of you are having.

I guess there are many variations of German salad, but this time I followed one of my favorite cookbooks, “La comida de la familia” (The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria) by Ferran Adria. As usual, its recipes and directions are perfect and the result guaranteed.

This salad reminds me of one that the women in my family (my mother, my aunt and my grandmother) used to make back in Panama; a simple potatoes salad, turns into something special by adding diced apple to give it a crunchy texture and beet, which mixed with the mayonnaise turns it into a beautiful pink delight to the sight and taste.  I have to ask for the other ingredients though, because I can’t remember them …. Hmm.

I hope you’re enjoying the summer and alleviating the heat with sea and pool bathing and long after-dinner talks under the night sky.

German salad

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 2 spring onions
  • 180 g of frankfurters
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1.2 kg of new potatoes
  • 6 pickles (medium)
  • 2 tablespoons capers in vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and black pepper


Cook the whole potatoes with their skins in salted water for 40 minutes. Once cooked, wrap in foil for half an hour.

Cut spring onions into small cubes and pickles and sausage into thin slices.

Peel potatoes and cut into medium size dices.

With a whisk, mix mayonnaise, cream and mustard. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Place potatoes, onions, pickles, capers and frankfurters. Pour the sauce and mix, ensuring that the potatoes do not break. Add more salt and pepper if desired and garnish with chopped chives on top.

Is good to be back!


50 thoughts on “German salad

  1. Welcome back. The potato salad sounds wonderful. And your family salad sounds very interesting with the diced apples! Hope you’ll be able to post that one too!

    ~ Have a nice day! ~ April

    1. Hi April!
      Thank you very much for your comment 🙂 Yes, I’m going to ask my mom for her recipe and see if I can make it here and post it.
      You too, have a very nice day. How’s the moving going?

    1. Hi Tanya!
      Muchas gracias por tu mensaje 🙂 Estoy muy contenta de estar de vuelta y de haber empezado a escribir otra vez; esto me encanta 😉
      ¿cómo llevais el verano en la sierra?

      1. Aqui hace muchisimo calor pero pasado mañana vamos por Inglaterra para un mes. Me siento emocionada por el proyecto que tenemos (restorando una casa) pero triste tambien porque me encanta el verano aqui 😦

        1. Bueno, en madrid nos estamos fundiendo… Parece mentira que hace apenas un par de semanas en Cadiz no pasabamos de los 30 grados!
          En Inglaterra te refrescarás un poco y seguro que lo pasais genial con la casa nueva.
          Que te diviertas mucho 🙂

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