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This blog contains a selection of recipes from all over, in particular from Andalucía, Asia, England, Germany and the Mediterranean. Contributors include Rita Drechsler, Jovan Le Knorz, Madita Schröder, and Paul Whitelock, who are all members of the same extended Anglo-German family. Rita and Paul live in the Serranía de Ronda in Andalucía. Madita and Jovan live in Baden-Wuerttemberg, near Heilbronn, Germany.

Rita’s Kartoffelsalat
Monday, October 31, 2022 @ 7:43 AM

Kartoffelsalat (potato salad) is a favourite side dish throughout Germany. The Meter Maid’s version is very popular among friends here in the Serranía de Ronda. Here’s how she makes it:


Rita’s Serranía Potato Salad – (serves 4)


1-2 kg potatoes
Approx. 300-500 ml meat stock
1 onion
Salt and pepper
1 tsp sugar
1-2 tbsp vinegar
Pickled gherkins
Dash of the gherkin water
3-4 tbsp sunflower oil


  • Boil potatoes in their skins. Allow to cool, then peel and cut into thin slices.
  • Dice the onion and add to potatoes.
  • Cut gherkins into small pieces and add.
  • Pour stock over.
  • Add salt, pepper, sugar, vinegar and gherkin water.
  • Mix well and check taste.
  • Allow to stand for 1-2 hours, then check taste again. If too dry add more stock. If too sweet add oil.
  • Mix well and serve.


©  Rita Whitelock


About Rita Whitelock

German-born Rita is a retired intensive care nurse and medical administrator. Alongside her career she raised three children with her first husband. An accomplished cook, she famously catered on two occasions for the Sol Classic Car Club when they came on daytrips to Montejaque, where Rita has lived since 2005. Rita discovered Montejaque through Montejaque's twin-town Knittlingen in Germany, where she used to work.


Tags: gherkin, Kartoffelsalat, meter maid, potato salad,, rita whitelock, serrania de ronda, Montejaque, Knittlingen

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