Potatoes make the perfect side dish for any holiday or event. Everyone loves them…and everyone brings them. This recipe will take your side dish to next level and is bound to be a success! These German Red Potatoes have a rich savory taste with a touch of sweetness.
- 1 cup Pistachios
- 2-3lbs. Red Potatoes
- Green Onions
- 1/2 Yellow or Red Onion
- 1/2 lb. thick cut Bacon
- 2 tbsp. Malt Vinegar
- 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
- 1 tsp. salt
- Dice potatoes and place in a pot and cover them with enough water to extend a couple of inches above the surface of the potatoes. Salt the water and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Continue cooking until potatoes can easily be pierced with a fork yet not soft enough to fall apart, about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once crisp, place on a paper towel-lined plate and crumble into small pieces. Turn the heat to medium and add the onion and pistachios. Cook until translucent and just beginning to brown, about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Whisk in the mustard, vinegar, sugar, and salt - stir until thick and bubbly. Add the cooked potatoes and toss to coat.
- Top with the crumbled bacon and garnish with the chives.
- Serve warm.
Kitchen notes for German Red Potatoes with Pistachios:
When slicing the pistachios dice them into small enough pieces, but be careful not to dice them too small. Pistachios crumble easily and you want chunks of pistachios not pistachio powder.
If you want a meatier flavor, add the bacon to the potatoes while in the “frying” stage to merge the flavors. If you do this do not cook bacon until it is fully crispy the first time around. The bacon will increase in crispiness during this step. Just cook the bacon long enough to have a decent amount of lard in the pan to be able to sweat the onions and cook the pistachios.
When adding the onion and pistachios to the bacon lard, keep an eye on the color of the onions. They only need to cook for 4-5 minutes or until they begin to sweat.
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