German Potato Salad (Marnie)

I *think* Marnie is Jessie Marion, my mother can verify this when she gets a minute. It was confusing to me as a child because my mother would refer to Aunt Mernie (Gram’s sister) and Aunt Marnie (Gram’s aunt). I still call my aunts Aunt Ruth and Aunt Ginny, and I could see where my daughter could get confused as well, because they aren’t her aunts. But, we also have several friends who are addressed as Auntie So-and-so, so it makes life even more fun.

German Potato Salad (Marnie)

Slice potatoes and onions in top of double boiler – add salt

Fry 2 slices diced bacon – take bacon out & add to potatoes

To the grease add:

2 tbsp flour in 1 c water

1/4 c vinegar

1/4 c water

1/2 c sugar

1 beaten egg

1 tbsp paprika (or less)

Pour all over potatoes and let stand 1 hour over boiling water

2 thoughts on “German Potato Salad (Marnie)

  1. Aunt Marnie was Uncle Bob’s wife, Grams sister-in-law. They were Sternbergs. Mom would have to verify. It took me a while to figure out Mernie vs. Marne. The easiest way turned out to be Gram and Mernie look a lot alike. That made Marnie an in-law.


  2. Aunt Kat you are correct. Marnie (Margret Cleveland) Sternberg was the wife of Uncle Bob. Mernie (Marian Sternberg) Kirk was Gram’s sister. I know it is confusing, but I knew the difference. Auntie, I love your detective work!


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