German Potato Salad
Substitute 1 tbsp. soaked and drained salted capers for vegan recipe.
red skin potatoes, small
salad oil, like Wesson vegetable oil or untoasted sesame oil
omit or adjust amount if using salted capers
Cook the bacon and drain on paper towels. (Or soak capers for 15 minutes in cold water and drain, as a substitute for bacon.)
Boil the potatoes in a pot of salted water until they are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and cool.
Make the dressing:
Crumble the bacon (or drained capers) into a saucepan.
Over low heat, add vinegar and sugar to the pot. Cook, whisking, until sugar dissolves.
Turn off heat and whisk in salad oil, dijon mustard, and dill. Add salt as needed.
Dress the salad
Slice the potatoes into a bowl. Cover and toss with dressing.
Allow potato salad to rest at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve at room temperature.