There are so many fantastic things to enjoy at Munich’s Oktoberfest. I would have to say the roasted nuts and the scent of nuts roasting on the cool autumn air has to be one of my favorite delicacies in Germany.
Or maybe its the apple strudel.
Or maybe its the potato salad.
Potato salad may actually win this one.
One of my favorite parts of Oktoberfest is their incredible Bavarian Style potato salad. I know, that is the most random part of Oktoberfest to enjoy but I just love a good vinegary bacon filled spud salad! It’s definitely the German in my heritage sneaking out!
German Style Potato Salad
3 large potatoes, cut into pieces and boiled
4 slices raw bacon, chopped into pieces
1/4 red onion, chopped very fine
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
2 cloves roasted garlic, chopped very fine.
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
Put the boiled potatoes in a baking dish with the bacon. Mix in the red onion. Cook in the oven for fifteen minutes. Drain off most of the bacon oil. Mix in the roasted garlic. Cook an additional ten minutes until the potatoes are crisp and the onion is cooked. Mix the red wine vinegar, Dijon, salt and pepper.
Mix in parsley. You can serve this warm or let it sit in the fridge a day to let the flavors come together.