What You Need:
- 4 c diced and boiled small red potatoes
- 2/3 c apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 c vegetable oil
- ¼ c sugar
- 2/3 c seedy mustard
- 1 green onion chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Paring knife
- Mixing bowl
- Plastic wrap
What You Do:
- Invite your child to fill a stockpot with water three-fourths of the way full and then bring to a boil over high heat.
- Offer your child a paring knife and encourage him to carefully cut the potatoes into quarters, measuring until he has a total of 4 cups.
- Now he can carefully add the potatoes to the boiling water and let simmer until they are fork tender, which means when a fork is poked in the potato, it easily goes into the potato.
- While the potatoes are boiling, he can create the tangy German dressing. Invite him to measure and add to a mixing bowl the apple cider vinegar, oil, sugar, and mustard to a bowl. He can use a whisk to mix the dressing thoroughly.
- Once the potatoes are ready, he can carefully drain and then add the hot potatoes to the dressing and let come to room temperature.
- While he’s waiting, he can carefully dice the green onion using the pairing knife and then add to the German potato salad, giving a quick stir.
- Now he can cover the potato salad and pop it in the fridge to cool.
Did You Know:
German potato salad is traditionally served hot? Your child can do a tasting experiment to determine which way the potato salad tastes best – hot or cold!