Once I got past that part, the rest was a breeze. Mix all in a bowl and then add to a pie crust and top it off with another pie crust. I use Pillsbury pie crust because it’s easier than making my own and still taste pretty good I think.
I didn’t add more sugar to the top of the pie like the recipe said to. Just because I didn’t want to. I don’t feel like that would have added to anything but maybe I’m wrong. Something else went wrong? Yes. As I was carrying it into work for our holiday potluck, the apple and pear juices started to leak everywhere. I didn’t notice until it got into the holes in my jeans. My coat, jeans, and boots are completely sticky and probably ruined. Still, I made the pie, and it wasn’t anything spectacular.
Yes, it’s apple cider vinegar, but that’s not redeeming itself any points. I think the thing I hated most about it was the fact that it was so completely sweet. All the sugar that was in it made it way to sweet for me. Potatoes should be salty, that’s just the way I think it should be. I don’t like sweet potatoes that much either unless they are in bread like foods i.e. cupcakes and pancakes.
I served the salad cold since I took it to my work potluck along with the pie. I don’t know if serving hot would have made that much of a difference, but I’m going to guess not. My house does smell like bacon now though, so that’s a plus right? Oh wait, it also smells like vinegar. FYI, thank goodness the pie spilled on me and not the vinegar. I would have been even more mad than I was. I don’t recommend these potatoes, but I’m sure a lot of folks in the St. Louis area love these since it’s well… German.
I'm getting really bad a remembering to take pictures. Mine looked similar to the picture from the cookbook, except not in a fancy, cute bowl like this one. I also think mine had way too much "sauce" on it.
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.