Side Dishes

potato salad with corn and bacon

Usually I’m a purist when it comes to potato salad – mayo, tiny bit of mustard, onion, celery, potato, the end. But Sir Dave made some recently where he snuck some bacon in there and now I’ll never eat potato salad without it. EVER! The recipe below even calls for adding a smidge of the bacon fat to the dressing. Hell yes. I’ll definitely be whipping this up for my next BBQ, it’s a summer must!

IMG_9378EDIT
Ingredients
2 1/2 lbs red potatoes
5 slices chopped bacon
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
2 finely chopped dill pickles
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 tsp sugar
3 stalks thinly sliced celery
2 cups corn kernels (about 2 large ears)
2 thinly sliced green onions

Scrub the potatoes and cut into 1 inch thick pieces, leaving the skin on. In a large pot combine potatoes, 1 tbsp salt and enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil and then turn down to medium heat and cook until potatoes are tender, usually about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet until crisp, then transfer to a plate to cool. And here’s the best part, transfer 3 tbsp bacon fat to a large bowl along with mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, garlic, sugar and 1 1/4 tsp salt.

IMG_9357EDIT

Whisk to combine, then set dressing aside.

IMG_9362EDIT

Chop up the celery, green onion, corn and bacon, set aside.

IMG_9348EDIT

Drain the potatoes well, then gently toss with the dressing. Let cool for 15 minutes. Finally fold in bacon, celery, corn and green onions and then devour! Original recipe came from Better Homes & Gardens.

IMG_9375EDIT

Advertisements

2 replies »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s