German parsley potato salad

German Parsley Potato Salad

German Parsley Potato Salad

Country we are exploring:  Germany

Continent :Europe

Language spoken: German

English Recipe Name: German parsley potato salad

German Name:   German Petersilienkartoffeln


Did you know?

Like many European countries, Germany is composed of a large number of immigrants. Immigrants are people that move from one country into another. Imagine abandoning your language, culture, and way of life! That’s why many kids can have a hard time adjusting to these new countries.

Action ideas: Do you know what an immigrant means? Do you know someone who is an immigrant? What should you do when you meet a new child who is an immigrant at your school?  Do you think California has the same issue as Germany when it comes to immigrants?

Link to a resource where kids can learn more about this issue or take action

Ingredient spotlight:  Parsley

  • It contains three times as much vitamin C as oranges, and twice as much iron as spinach
  • For a natural breath freshener, try a sprig of parsley
  • Parsley contains vitamin A and is a good source of copper and manganese

Serving Size: 4


750g small potatoes
30g butter
1/4 tsp salt
2 dessert spoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

4 Sausages (optional)

 Big Chef Duties:

  • Boil potatoes with salt
  • Melt the butter in a pan, add the skinned potatoes and then sprinkle over the salt.
  • Boil bratwurst, frankfurters, or knackwurst sausages for five minutes

Little Chef Duties:

  • Peel the potatoes
  • Chop the parsley
  • Combine potatoes with salt, and melted butter
  • Sprinkle with the fresh chopped parsley, shake the pan to distribute the parsley and serve immediately.
  • Add the sausages

Learn while you wait: (Introduce a Math, history or science related fact)

What causes bubbles to form when boiling water?

  • As the water starts to get hot, a lot of bubbles will form down the walls of your water container. These bubbles are AIR. Normally water has a lot of air dissolved on it. This is what allows breathing to fish and other aquatic beings. The solubility of gases decreases when the temperature is raised, and that is why the dissolved air bubbles out from the water.
  • Dogs are kings in Germany: they can go just about everywhere: first class restaurants, trains and buses, even clothing shops and bookstores. But NOT in a Metzgerei (butchers) and rarely in a Konditorei or a Bakerei. But guess what, they even have their own pools!
  • Parsley is the world’s most popular herb. It derives its name from the Greek word meaning “rock celery” (parsley is a relative to celery).


  • Place the potato in the dish and serve with your favorite sausage.

Teach the kids how to say Bon Appetit in the language of this recipe:

Guten Appetit! Mahlzeit!

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