Gluten Free Living – 2018
Oh my. Bacon in Potato Salad? Yes, Yes, YES! Bacon Potato Salad is spectacular. This lovely potato salad recipe includes sweet pickles and their juice (which provides the awesome flavor). It also has green onions, hard boiled eggs and is seasoned wonderfully with celery salt, garlic salt and just a touch of cayenne pepper. Yes, please. 🙂
Back in April one of our neighbors invited us for dinner. She surprised us with an extensive and fabulous meal. It included Amish Chicken and Noodles, Fried Green Beans, Baked Pineapple, Favorite Fruit Salad, Glazed Carrots, yeast rolls, Boudin Balls, Deviled Eggs (Creole style) and a fantastic Oreo Cookie Dessert to die for. We drooled over every bite and were so thrilled they’d asked us to join them for dinner.
Linda is a cajun style cook that knows her way around the kitchen. I asked to look at her self-published cookbook. She actually made it several years ago for her daughters-in-law because they wanted to make her sons’ favorite recipes. What a gold mine of great recipes. She allowed me to borrow her cookbook and I copied out several hundred recipes. This Bacon Potato Salad is another one.
When it comes to cooking, everything Linda makes turns to gold. I’ve tried eight of her recipes so far and every single one has exceeded my expectations. Bacon Potato Salad is no different. One of Linda’s secrets over the years has been to cut down on salt and pepper by using Tony’s Creole Seasoning. While it’s not actually in this recipe, it’s in most of her savory recipes. I have to say, she’s made a believer out of me. It’s a great seasoning to add to foods.
On Memorial Day, we had a backyard barbecue for friends from our church. I served BBQ Brisket, Southern Baked Beans with Pineapple (Bacon & French-Fried Onions), The Best Deviled Eggs, Maple Bacon Stuffed Jalapenos and this delicious salad. Everyone else brought fixings too, so we had a ton of food. This amazing potato salad went perfectly with all the other sides. I mean who doesn’t love a little bacon in everything? 🙂 Seriously, there was bacon in the beans, bacon in the eggs, bacon in the salad and bacon in the jalapenos. I loved it!
This is one of those “hard to beat” potato salad recipe for summer potlucks, family reunions and grilling out with friends. I highly recommend it. But whatever you do, don’t leave out the sweet pickle juice or the cayenne pepper as it will make a critical difference to how the recipe turns out. Enjoy the summer and have some Bacon Potato Salad on me. 🙂
Bacon Potato Salad is awesome.
This salad is terrific for potlucks and backyard barbecues.
I served Bacon Potato Salad with BBQ Brisket, my famous Deviled Eggs, Southern Baked Beans with Pineapple (Bacon and French-Fried Onions) and Maple Bacon Stuffed Jalapenos. Talk about comfort food!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Wash and cube potatoes. Bring to a boil, and boil about 5-7 minutes. Drain. Run cold water over top to cool the potatoes.
Be careful not to overcook the potatoes. You want them just barely to the point where you can stick a fork through them. If they cook too long they get mushy and won’t hold their shape when you stir the salad.
Add chopped, cooked hard-boiled eggs, green onions, crisp fried bacon cut in small pieces and diced sweet pickles.
Add mayonnaise and seasonings.
Add sweet pickle juice. This is important. You cannot omit this step or the salad won’t get the right kick to the recipe and will be too bland.
Stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Bacon Potato Salad sure hits the spot. Bacon makes everything better.
If you’re looking for a delightful salad to make for your next potluck or gathering with friends, you’ve got to make Bacon Potato salad.
Here’s the recipe.
BACON POTATO SALAD
(Recipe adapted from Linda Stiles, Ovilla, TX)
Our company loved Bacon Potato Salad.
We served Bacon Potato Salad for a Memorial Day party. I served it with BBQ Brisket, deviled eggs, Southern Style Baked Beans with Pineapple (Bacon and French-Fried Onions), and Maple Bacon Stuffed Jalapenos. Wow, what a meal that was!
If you enjoy potato salads, this one’s a grand slam!