German Style Sausage and New Potato Salad
1 pound already boiled new potatoes, cut into half or quarters depending on the size
1 pound sausages already cooked and sliced ¼ inch thick – mixed (Polish Sausages, German Bratwurst, German Veal Sausages)
4 – 6 green onions (if large, use two)
3/4 cup Mayonnaise (Best Foods or Hellmans if possible)
2 heaping Tablespoons German Lowensenf Mustard or Dijon Mustard
2 teaspoons White Vinegar
2 teaspoons Sugar
½ teaspoon salt
Sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Adjust seasonings to taste - it should taste strongly of mustard.
In a large bowl, place the potatoes, green onion and sausages. Pour over the sauce and toss to coat. Refrigerate to let the flavors meld for several hours or overnight for the best flavor.
Five Element Analysis
Potatoes are an Earthy Food so that element is fully represented. The sausages, being made of pork, contribute the Water Element. The Mayonnaise, Mustard and Green Onions contribute the Metal Element and also the Wood Element because the Mustard and Green Onions also have Wood food properties. The vinegar adds even more wood. Only the Fire Element is missing so serve this with a big lettuce salad with tomatoes like I did to create a Five Element balance.