Thursday, April 28, 2011

Very, very good potato salad

Everyone has to have a favorite potato salad recipe.  As for me, I am always game to try something new.  Our daughter makes fantastic potato salad and we do request it often when we visit.

But, I have found a recipe for potato salad that is rated by us among the top!  I found "browneyedbaker" and her website and this recipe told me I had to try it.  We loved it and will be making it often. 

Best Ever Potato Salad
courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker

Yield:  6-8 servings

4 cups cubed red potatoes
10 slices bacon, cut in 1 inch pieces
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1 stalk celery, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 medium green pepper, chopped

Boil potatoes until they are fork tender.  Drain and set aside.  (I did not use the red potatoes this time as I had Yukon gold potatoes to use.)

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-low heat until crisp.  Remove the bacon and brain on a paper towel lined plate.  Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings.

Add the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar and salt to the reserved bacon drippings in the skillet and whisk to combine.

In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, onion and green pepper.  Pour the dressing over the ingredients and gently stir to evenly coat.  Stir in the bacon.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.


  1. I make a damn good potato salad myself (!!) but I never think of putting in bacon! I think I will try it next time. :)
    And your recipe above looks DELICIOUS. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This does sound good Susan. I love red potatoes and adding bacon always makes anything taste better.

  3. I can see why you would consider this is a fabulous potato has bacon too!

  4. Yay, it's potato salad season again - although much sooner where you are than here! This does sound delicious.

  5. I started adding vinegarette to my potato salad and it gives it a fabulous taste and I don't need to use as much mayo.

  6. This does sound like a winner. It looks like one as well.


  7. Sounds good... I like the bacon in it.

  8. I saved a slice of peach cake for you! Now, will you save a serving of this delicious potato salad for me! Susan, this looks absolutely yummy! Of course, how can you go wrong adding bacon! Have a wonderful weekend!


  9. Sounds like a recipe I will have to try. Thanks for sharing Susan.

  10. Your potato salad sounds and looks delicious, love the idea of bacon in it...yummie! Have a great week ahead Susan :-)

  11. Sounds great! Will try this.

  12. Sounds delicious! I put hard-boiled eggs in my salad as well. Have a great day!

  13. If it has bacon in it, I would agree...the best potato salad. Boiled eggs would be nice too.