Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bacon & Cheddar Potato Salad

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Have you  grabbed your fork yet?


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
Yield: 6

Ingredients:
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.

Directions:
-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!!

Dishin with Didi

25 comments :

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    1. So very easy and absolutely delicious Lillian!!

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  2. Yummy! I know I would so love it!

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    1. Hi Jeannie and welcome!
      This is seriously the best potato salad I have ever had. Downright addicting!!

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  3. OOOH - Do I serve cold ham (sandwich style) for Easter just to make this most appealing side??? MAY BE!!!!!!! Souds exactly like my kind of recipe - easy and delicious!! Cant wait to make it!!!

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    1. Michelle you can serve it room temperature with the ham, trust me... it will be gone before you can say, "hey"...

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  4. Oh my.. looks & sounds like heaven to me!! Gotta try this one soon!

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    1. Kimmie, seriously the best! Thank you for the heads up on the cheese clarification gorgeous one!! ♥

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  5. yesssssss, BACON!!!

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  6. The only thing this needs, is my mouth and a fork. :-)

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    1. See, I knew you and I are twins Christine!! That's all I need to eat this too!! ♥

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  7. This has all the ingredients I put in my stuffed baked potatoes. This will be perfect for this summer when I don't want to turn my oven one.

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    1. Karen honestly, I cannot even begin to describe how totally delicious this potato salad is. That is a perfect solution for the oven and I will have to stuff my potatoes with that, yum!! Maybe when my one daughter goes to college because all of a sudden she's vegetarian, :-(

      I would make the potatoes for a complete dinner with salad. Yum!!

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  8. This looks and sounds great Didi. On my "to make" list for sure :)

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    1. Seriously Linda dolly, you will be in heaven!!!

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  10. Sounds great Didi! Looks delish, cannot wait to try.

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  11. As I said before my friend this salad is a killer! Love it! Have a great week!

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  12. So happy to see one of your posts! Hope life is good Didi and this potato salad looks fantastic.

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  13. Oh Didi!! I really want this! It looks so delicious my friend!

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