Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Potato Salad with Bacon Recipe

I recently made a new recipe for potato salad to go with the grilled burgers my husband requested last week. I searched around on the Internet for a different recipe, because while I love my mom's potato salad, I was interested to try something new.

I found this recipe on Brown Eyed Baker (love her stuff), and altered it to fit our tastes.

Potato Salad with Bacon

adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

8 medium red potatoes, washed well and cubed (leave the skin on, unless you prefer not to)
5 thick cut slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup mayonnaise
1.5 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
5 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1 small yellow onion, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
Dill for seasoning and garnish, use fresh or dried

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, boil the potatoes until tender. Drain and set aside. 
  2. As the potatoes are boiling, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and put on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Reserve about 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the skillet. 
  3. Add the mayo, mustard, sugar and salt to the reserved bacon drippings and whisk in the skillet to combine. 
  4. In a large dish, combine the potatoes, eggs, onion and green pepper. Pour the mayo mixture over the ingredients and gently stir to coat. Toss in the bacon (I crumbled most of it into smaller pieces). 
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before eating.


  1. This sounds DELICIOUS!! I might make it for my husband and I to eat on Sunday.
    Sarah Jane

  2. Thank you soooo much for posting this recipe. That looks unbelievably yummy! I've craved potato salad this whole pregnancy and always have to go buy it. I can't wait to try your recipe :)


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