Kartoffelsalat literally translates as potato salad, because kartoffel means potato and salat is salad.
This recipe has its origins in Germany and is truly divine. The recipe was taught to me by a woman I once worked for who had lived in Germany for many years. She ran a small cafe in Hobart and I waitressed for her, as well as made some of my own recipes.
Kartoffelsalat has always been a favourite and I have made it for Germans with great success. One bunch of German guests I once had at an afternoon barbecue said it reminded them of home. What a compliment!
For the full experience, make sure you use floury potatoes – ones that fall apart and go fluffy rather than hold their shape. You can use sturdy, waxy potatoes too, but the softer this is the more authentic the experience.
So here you go, my delectable, delicious Kartoffelsalat.