Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Classic Potato Salad

Sorry it took so long to post, I have just been exhausted from my break, and then I have a bunch of school work due this week, so lots of studying for me. Anyway, on St Patrick's Day, we had a big cookout of fried green tomato-pimento cheese-bacon burgers with tomato jam, baked beans, coleslaw, and this Classic Potato Salad. I have always disliked, almost to the point of hated, potato salad. But recently, I have started to like it. We ended up making this salad because everyone likes it and it's super filling. Well, all the food was a hit and we were stuffed beyond belief. Nothing is better than a full belly before a long night of drinking!! Enjoy :)
Classic Potato Salad
For the Potato Salad:
4C Red Potatoes, Cubed
10 Slices of Bacon, Cut into Cubes
¾C Mayo
2T Bacon Drippings
1T Dijon Mustard
2t Sugar
1t Salt
4 Hard Boiled Eggs, Chopped
1 Stalk of Celery, Diced
1 Small Onion, Chopped
½C Green Bell Pepper, Chopped

1. Boil the potatoes until they are fork tender. Drain the potatoes and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet of medium-low heat until crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Reserve 2T of bacon drippings.
3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the mayo, drippings, mustard, sugar, and salt until combined. In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained potatoes, chopped eggs, celery, onions, and green bell pepper. Pour the dressing over the ingredients and gently stir to evenly coat. Add in the bacon.
4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

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