This is my friend Tamara's potato salad. The woman is a GENIUS!! That is all I'm saying, seriously! My good friend Dan, Tamara's brother introduced us to this beyond outstanding potato salad in one of the foodie groups I'm a member in. Well, I can honestly tell you I have made it 4x already. It's chock full of bacon, yes you heard me correctly, BACON. Cheddar cheese, green onions, red potatoes...
This is perfect for a side dinner, picnic, brunch. Just make sure to double it because it will disappear faster than you can say, "leave some for me".
Or you can justify to yourself and tell yourself that it has a green, meat and potato, so really, it's a meal...
Tamara was kind enough to let me share with you. If not then I would have to drive over to her house, bring her gifts, take her out to lunch, smooch her...
Yeah you know! *grin*
Ready for the recipe? Here we go;
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
3-5lbs red potatoes, cut into cubes (skin on)
4Oz (1 cup) cheddar cheese (a package of cheese is 8Oz = 2 cups)
1lb bacon, diced and cooked till crisp
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste.
-Wash and cut potatoes, place in a medium saucepan with cold water to cover 1". Bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes or so till potatoes are tender. Drain and slightly cool.
-While potatoes are cooling, let's fry the bacon till crisp, remove onto paper lined plate. Make sure you grab just a few pieces of bacon for yourself, I mean we must "taste" the food an all. What?
-Potatoes should be cool. Place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Drizzle the milk and vinegar over the potatoes and add the chopped onions. Toss the mixture and let the potatoes get nicely acquainted with the onions for 10-15 minutes.
-Now that the potatoes and onions have become best friends, let's add the mayonnaise, cheddar cheese and finally the star of the show... bacon.
This salad is wonderful at room temperature and also chilled. Just make sure you keep it away from you while you are in the kitchen because your fork will be in it constantly!! Trust me, I know this from personal experience <sigh>.
Till next time!!