Bacon Potato Salad Recipe
- 2-1/4 pounds red potatoes (about 8 medium)
- 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
- 3. Drain potatoes. When cool enough to handle, peel and cut into cubes. Place in a large bowl. Add the onion, vinegar, celery seed, salt, pepper, bacon and reserved drippings; toss gently. Cool to room temperature. Fold in mayonnaise. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Yield: 8 servings.
3/4 cup equals 355 calories, 27 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Reviews for Bacon Potato Salad
"This was yummy! Took the advice of other reviewers and added some chopped celery instead of the celery seed, as well some chopped hard boiled eggs and some dijon mustard. Very delicious!"
"Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe"
"everyone loved it! I cooked potatoes the night before and did not bother peeling the potatoes."
"very good...I am making it again Memorial Day 2013."
"I'm not a big potato salad fan but my husband and I both love this. I add celery for some crunch but other than that my husband says "Don't change anything.""
"It is simple and tasty. It is now my favorite potato salad recipe."
"I made this and I believe it is my husband and my favorite potato salad. I did add hard boiled eggs though. It was very good. Thanks for sharing"
"If you're not into egg-style potato salads, this is great!"
"This is now my go-to favorite potatoe salad recipe. I always thought making potatoe salad was too time consuming, but not this one. When I cooked the potatoes and took them out of the water, they fell apart. I did not attempt to peel them and just smashed them up. So I kind of made smashed potatoe salad! Yum"
"The flavor was a little bland. I did use sour cream instead of mayo for about 1/3 of the dressing. About a teas. of dill weed and additional salt helped. Next time I will add chopped celery."
"Very good and very easy! Definite repeat!"
"I've found my go-to potato salad recipe with this one. Used double-smoked bacon, a couple of hard-boiled eggs, and added some celery. No leftovers!"
"A couple months ago I tried this recipe and it has now become my signature potato salad. Everywhere I take it, it receives rave reviews and I rarely go home with any! The key is to get the ingredients (except for the mayo) tossed together with the potatoes while they are still hot. Simple recipe, awesome taste! Oh, and it also works fine to use turkey bacon, even without the drippings."
"not only would i make this again but i have made it three times already it is great if you can peel a potatoe you can make this thanks TOH"
" Eggs and Dijon, for sure.
"I add celery, Dijon mustard and hard boiled eggs. Very Good"
"This potato salad is awesome! My husband does not like potato salad, but he loves this one.Kim Agedal - LaFayette, NY"