03. July 2014 · 1 comment · Categories: Sides · Tags: ,

salad3A friend told me that every picnic basket should include potato salad or any salad with mayonnaise. Let’s the skip the mayonnaise part since we have enough of the redundant albeit inevitable calories in there. I am using a Food Network recipe for sauce for the German potato salad, and my husband, having German roots, was quite appreciative about that.
I have used red skin potatoes but you can use Yukon potatoes as well. It’s great served either cold or warm.

Serving – 4-6 portions
Preparation – 30-40 minutes, including boiling potatoes

Ingredients:
6 medium size red skin potatoes
1 medium size onion, finely chopped
8 oz of thick cut bacon (I used Polish pork belly, cooked and sliced it)
1/3 cup of white sugar
1/3 cup of white vinegar
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of table salt
Chive for garnish, chopped

Clean the potatoes but don’t peel the skin. Boil the potatoes in salted water in a medium size pot for about 20-30 minutes. Poke them with a fork to check their doneness. When ready, rinse them and let them cool down. You don’t want to burn your fingers when dicing.
Prepare the sauce in the meantime.
bacon
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook it until it crisps up. When ready take the bacon out and put on a paper towel to get rid of the excess fat. Wait until it cools down and crumble it with your hands into small pieces.
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Check how much fat you have left on your skillet. If it’s more than ¼ of a cup then pour it off. Turn the heat back on and transfer the diced onions. Cook for 4-5 minutes until translucent. When they start turning brown, add the vinegar, sugar, mustard and salt and whisk it all together.
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Stir it constantly until the mixture thickens up. Turn the heat off and let it rest.
Now the potatoes should be cooled enough to dice them into larger chunks. You can dice them however you like your potato salad to be. I like bigger chunks.
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Transfer the potatoes into a mixing bowl, add the bacon and pour in the sauce.
mixing
Toss it all together with a wooden spoon or tongs and top it with chopped chives.
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Let it sit for couple of minutes for all the ingredients to combine.

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1 Comment

  1. Looks great!

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