German Potato Slad with bacon

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 lb sliced bacon, crosscut 1"2
  • 2/3 cup (about 2 stalks) diced celery
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbl stone ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup diced dill pickle
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

Other ingredients

  • 1 large red onion, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices
  • 3 Tbl olive oil, divided
  • 2 lb red-skinned potatoes, cut into lengthwise wedges
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Preparation

Grill the onion: coat all sides of the onion with 1Tbl of the olive oil and cook over direct medium heat until tender; 8-12 minutes.

Toss the potatoes with remaining 2Tbl of oil, salt and pepper and grill 10-15 minutes. Potatoes should be crispy on the outside and tender inside.

Prepare dressing: Cook the bacon in a large skillot over medium heat and remove. Reserve 3 Tbl bacon dripings and discard overage. Sautee celery for three minutes. Add sugar and cook until sugar has dissolved and celery is cooked through: 2-3 minutes with an occasional stir. Add vinegar adn 1/2 cup water and cook until bubbling and slightly thickened. Reduce heat and add mustard, pepper and salt and cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add the bacon pieces and onions, toassing to coat with dressing.

Cut grilled potatoes into bite-sized pieces and toss in a large mising bowl with the dressing. Add pickles and parsley. Toss gently and serve warm or at room temperature.