Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Marty Lipton's Famous German Potato Salad

Though best know for his representation of blue chip corporate clientele in the high stakes world of mergers and acquisitions, Marty Lipton commands respect in both the kitchen and the board-room. That’s right, when not fending off hostile tender offers, Marty dabbles in the culinary arts and has become quite the gourmet cook.

Perhaps Marty’s most popular gastronomic creation is his famous German potato salad. Marty perfected his recipe one day after getting into a heated debate with Joe Flom over who was the more accomplished harmonica player. In order to blow off some steam, Marty retired to the firm’s commissary where he whipped up a little something. Reminiscing of his youth, summering in Nantucket, and that time he challenged Joe Flom to an arm-wresting match, Marty created something on par with the now infamous poison pill; Marty’s famous German potato salad.

The perks of working for Lipton are no longer limited to grossly insane midyear bonuses and access to the firm’s renowned game room (now featuring a Golden Tee Golf Live). Associates are often rewarded for clocking in 3000 hours a year with late night visits from Lipton and his famous German potato salad. We also hear that Lipton likes to surprise clients with a batch of the delectable dish.


6 potatoes
6 slices bacon
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup chopped green onions
salt and pepper to taste


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and chop.

2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Reserve bacon fat.

3. Add the flour, sugar, water and vinegar to skillet and cook in reserved bacon fat over medium heat until dressing is thick.

4. Add bacon, potatoes and green onions to skillet and stir until coated. Cook until heated and season with salt and pepper.

5. Serve warm to hungry associates on the tail end of a 72 hour document review.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Insane and brilliant - not so much so as the poison pill but in the same vein.


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