Potato Salad with Bacon Recipe

Rating 5.0
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This German-style potato salad with bacon features creamy baby red potatoes, crispy bacon and green onions tossed in a flavorful vinaigrette. It's a zesty, flavorful side that pairs well with any meal.
Side Dish
German
8
ingredients
7
steps
20
minutes
Chef Laura is an entrepreneur, personal chef, culinary instructor and recipe developer who brings more than 15 years of professional culinary experience to the table. After graduating from culinary school in Denver, Chef Laura began teaching cooking classes at one of America's leading gourmet foods stores. Today, she owns her own business where she offers dinner parties and small event catering as well as cooking classes.

Ingredients

Servings:
6
1 lb
baby red potatoes
3
strips bacon
1/2 cup(s)
chopped green onions
2 tblsp
bacon fat, see notes
2 tblsp
red wine vinegar, see notes
2 tsp
Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions 7 steps | 20 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

Step 2

In a medium saucepan, add the potatoes and cover them with water. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 8-10 minutes, until a sharp paring knife can pierce the potato without any resistance. 

Step 3

While the potatoes are cooking, chop the bacon strips into ½-inch pieces. 

Step 4

Heat an 8 or 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook until just crispy. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel. Let the bacon fat cool in the pan before pouring it into a small bowl. 

Step 5

Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a large bowl with the cooked bacon and green onions. Set aside. Make the vinaigrette by whisking together the bacon fat, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. 

Step 6

Pour half of the vinaigrette over the still-warm potatoes. Toss to combine. Let the potatoes cool to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator.

Step 7

Before serving, toss the potatoes with a spoon and add more of the reserved vinaigrette, if needed. Discard any unused vinaigrette. Enjoy!


Notes:

  • Olive oil may be substituted for bacon fat.

  • Apple cider vinegar may be substituted for red wine vinegar.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
157
FAT
10.2 g
PROTEIN
3.5 g
CARBS
13 g

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Sam N.

Sam

17 Nov 2021

Useful, simple and very visually pleasing recipe! Thank you :)

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