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German Potato Salad

From: Linda McCartney’s Home Cooking, p. 75

As a tradition, my family always eats potato salad and sausages on Christmas Eve. It is a meal that can be prepared in advance and is ready whenever a meal is needed in between all the preparations for Christmas. There really was no other option than to try Linda’s “German” Potato Salad this year 😉 I do not know what makes this salad typical German, but I must admit that it is very similar to the potato salad my Mum taught me to make. As I usually prefer lighter dishes with less sour cream, I substituted the sour cream with yoghurt. For a fresher taste, I recommend adding some diced gherkins and two chopped shallots.

Vegan: Substitute the sour cream for plant-based yoghurt and make sure your mayonnaise is vegan, too.

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Potato Torte á la Faranto

From Linda McCartney´s Home Cooking, p. 117

Linda recommends serving this piping hot- which tastes great. I tried taking leftovers to work with me and it was also good as a cold lunch. The Potato Torte was not quite set when it came out of the oven but was perfect when cooled.
The recipe starts with pre-heating the oven, which is too early as you have to cook the potatoes for at least 20 minutes. Start pre-heating as soon as the potatoes are soft.
I needed to bake my potato shell for 20-25 minutes as it was still very soft after 15 minutes.

Gluten-free: Use gluten-free flour (e.g. from Doves Farm)

Vegan: Substitute the mozzarella and parmesan for vegan cheese.