29 March 2008

Chantel's Hot German Potato Salad

My little sister made this for me and my husband a long time ago. I didn't even know she could cook before I ate this! This is my own version of her recipe.
  • 3 lbs Potatoes (about 9 medium size)
  • 6 slices of crumbled veggie bacon or a few handfuls of crumbly fake bacon (like the kind you put on salads)
  • a couple glugs of olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (I prefer Grade B/Medium Grade)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
Clean potatoes and remove eyes and any other unsightly bits. Boil in salted water (1/2 tsp to 1 cup water) for 30-35 minutes or until tender, drain, slice thinly.

While potatoes are a-boilin', fry fake bacon and onion in olive oil until onion is golden brown. Stir in flour, maple syrup, salt, celery seed, and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring until bubbling. Remove from heat. Stir in water and vinegar. Heat back to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil & stir for 1 minute. Stir in potato slices carefully. Heat thoroughly, stirring lightly to coat potato slices.

Serve hot!

Welcome to my Crabby Blog!

Okay, everyone settle down. I'm due to pop out a baby in 6 or 7 weeks and thought maybe it'd be nice if I put out a new issue of Galvanic Mag. And then I thought, hey, it sure would be nice if I had a blog to go with it. Then I could post recipes, crafts, anecdotes, and stuff. And keep you all updated as to when the next issue is coming out and you could post funny and/or nice comments in the comments section -- I've received so many funny and/or nice emails from you full of flattery, photos, anecdotes, recipes, and links. Aren't you all swell?
Blah blah blah blah blah! Anyway, welcome to my new blog. I promise my next update will contain a recipe. My husband and I have just moved to the countryside and I actually have counter space in my kitchen. I've been cooking up a storm ever since we moved here, so posting a recipe isn't going to put a strain on my normally slacker tendencies (unlike publishing a new issue of Galvanic Mag).
Also, don't panic. I know you are all thinking, "Crabby's going to have a baby? This will surely turn into a baby blog and I don't give a toss about other people's kids. Le poo-poo!" Have no fear. I promise not to over-do it with the baby stuff, unless I am incorporating it into a recipe or craft.

With lots of love from your favourite crabby crafter.