The first stop on our Tour the Globe session was Neuschwanstein Castle where we enjoyed a German Potato Salad.
The children learned that Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century palace on a rocky hill above a village in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The castle was built to be a home for the king, until he died in 1886. It was open to the public shortly after his death. Since then more than 61 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with as many as 6,000 per day in the summer.
Potato salad is a dish made from boiled potatoes and a variety of other ingredients. It is generally considered a side dish, as it usually accompanies the main course. Potato salad is widely believed to have originated in Germany from where it spread widely throughout Europe and later to European colonies.
Why German Potato Salad is Different
This German Potato Salad is made with a vinegar base instead of a mayo base - for a healthier option but tangier and just as delicious!
German Potato Salad
2 pounds red potatoes, washed
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic, about 2 large cloves
1 teaspoon salt, for boiling the potatoes
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper, to taste (about ¼ teaspoon)
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1. Cube the potatoes into equal size; place in a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil; add 1 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat, add the garlic cloves and simmer the potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain the water but leave the potatoes in the pot. Leave the lid off of the pot and allow the potatoes to steam dry for a couple minutes.
2. Whisk vinegar, olive oil, coconut palm sugar, Dijon, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; pour over warm potatoes. Top with fresh chopped parsley and gently toss.