"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway
8 medium potatoes 10 slices bacon, cut in squares 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 2 to 4 Tbsp. Flour 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 2 Tbsp. Sugar 2/3 cup water 1/4 cup vinegar
Cook the potatoes. Cool slightly. Meanwhile, combine bacon in the frying pan until brown. Take out bacon. Add celery and onion. Sauté until transparent but not brown then add flour, salt, pepper and sugar to mixture. Stir well. Stir in water and vinegar. Stir until thick. Dice the potatoes and fold into sauce. Add the bacon. (Taste if more sugar is needed.) It should have a sweet and sour taste.
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