I’ve been trying for years to duplicate my ex-husband’s recipe (yeah, he wouldn’t give it to me) and this is as close as I will ever come. I made a few slight changes. http://www.fransfavs.com/2013/07/best-ever-potato-salad/#more-6379. The dressing, even without the bacon is really good. Comment away, everyone! Â Needless to say, everyone loved it. Just made this morning to go with grilled Bratwurst this evening. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Thanks, This is a very tasty potato salad and even my critical foodie hubby loved this potato salad! Colossal Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies, http://www.fransfavs.com/2013/07/best-ever-potato-salad/#more-6379, http://cooklisacook.blogspot.com/2011/06/potato-salad-with-bacon.html, http://www.eatandwrite.com/2011/04/22/inspiration-notebook-recipes-to-try/, https://www.browneyedbaker.com/2011/01/19/maple-bacon-kettle-popcorn/, https://www.browneyedbaker.com/2010/09/08/bacon-onion-cheddar-biscuits/, The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Baking (New Email Series), The Ultimate List of Christmas Baking Ideas. I am going to have to try the potato salad tomorrow. I made this for dinner yesterday evening as a side to some yummy burgers on the grill and it was VERY tasty. My friend is having a bbq Friday night and was going to use Ina’s potato salad recipe. Your email address will not be published. Hi Carri Ann, Yes, the skillet is still hot when I add the rest of the dressing ingredients to the bacon grease. I made this on Thursday. Have been looking for a new potato salad recipe.. and this one looks like it might be the one to try for this Christmas 2013 Dinner.. being In Australia, salads and cold meats are the go..I normally use the eggs in a potato salad but bacon celery and Green capsicum and onion sound like it will add not only flavor but also texture to the dish, thanks for sharing :). I have made numerous potatoe salad recipes Â and was looking for something a little different . We love potato salad….especially with brisket. (: Wow. This is the best potato salad recipe I have made…..very tasty!! Literally the only recipe I will eat anymore, youâll love it! :) I’ve never tried it with only sour cream but it seems like could work well! I did use more like 5-6 cups potatoes, double the celery (we liek a lot) and a little less mayo but kept the mustard and bacon grease the same. Can’t wait to share it with everyone else. I look forward to serving it tomorrow. Thanks for the details Martha. Home Â» Holidays Â» 4th of July Â» The Best Potato Salad, Published May 9, 2019 Last Updated March 7, 2020 / By Jessica 7 Comments. This recipe is fantastic, I just finished making it! Looking for red potato salad recipes? Awesomeness :), Also…I was contemplating roasting my potatoes this time as opposed to the traditional boiling the potatoes…. I made a big bowl of this salad yesterday! Â, My prior comment about cooking bacon in 1″ cut pieces was simply a question about a technique I’ve never really understood.Â. Best Ever Potato Salad is amazing! This will now be a regular go-to recipe for gatherings and picnics! I will definitely have to try it. I am lucky there was enough for the weekend. YUM! Place potatoes into a large pot of water. Â I definitely love this recipe. Very inconvenient. We always ate this at Christmas, but now I also love to make it for summer barbeques and potlucks. Sometimes I bake the potatoes instead of cooking them, add a little pickle juice and leave out the green pepper (we don’t like them). Have you tried sour cream-dill potato salad? Have you used an Instant Pot? Grandma Bauer made the best potato salad (and ham salad, too). Potato Salad with Red Potatoes stands out with its bold colors and layered flavors. The eggs and onions make it spoil quicker, onions also leave a strong aftertaste. So I really am needing to venture out of the same old..living on the edgeð hope u had a good mothers day. I tasted a bit, still warm, and OHMAHGAWD it is so good! Salt the water, reduce to a simmer â¦ Hi Lori, Yes, they should be close to room temperature. I should have added that this is quite a good recipe, without any modifications. The bacon is a great addition that Iâve never tried before! Limit bacon grease to 1 to 1.5 Tbls *otherwise you get a greasy aftertaste Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. But I can’t reproduce it. Because it’s the recipe that my mother and grandmother used! Greetings from Sweden! WOW this is soooooooooo good :) Thanks for a great recipe! Â I had a bag of baby Yukon gold potatoes on hand, so used those instead of red potatoes, and I used Maui onion instead of yellow onion, plus a red pepper I had on hand, as well as the rest of your suggested ingredients. I highly recommend it to all my family and friends. I’ll be sending this recipe her way. However, when we ate some of it the next day after it sat in the fridge much longer and got really cold, it seemed to really come together. I trippled the recipe and had a little over a cup of dressing left over which I saved for future use.Â, I made this last night….it is the best potato salad have ever made or tasted. Thanks! So delicious. They love this recipe!!! I’ve only started liking potato salad in the past few years or so, and am picky about what I like, but this sounds like a great recipe! Thanks grandma so tasty, only way i will be doing it from now on. Hereâs how to make the best potato salad recipe â itâs so easy! You can get back the desired “Crisp/crunchiness” factor of the missing celery by adding in the same amount of chopped water chestnuts, radishes, bell peppers, cucumber, frozen peas, or what have you! Â Doubled Â the recipe and used a generous portion of capers instead of the green peppers. Reminds me of my Grandmas German Potato salad will save recipe and try this summer with Pork Ribs. Bacon makes everything better, doesn’t it? Literally the only potato salad I will eat anymore, you'll love it! Now, I mourn for all those lost days! Will it still taste good? :-) Thanks!! I have always thought of potato salad as “ho hum”…always about the same. Along with all of the great ingredients that give this salad a great depth of flavor and lots of texture, the dressing on this potato salad is what makes it insanely special. Should I add something in place of it? Thank you for sharing. I served it our chairman’s luncheon meeting and the boss gave it a thumbs up. Made this for an office potluck and it was a hit! but I would say you’ll probably want to triple the other ingredients. Egg salad, macaroni salad and potato salad were my sworn enemies & nemeses as a child at summer potlucks! Home > Recipes by Category > Side Dishes > Best Ever Potato Salad Recipe. Hi Dee, It will definitely still be good, just missing that “certain something”. I don’t like the way your link/post button cover the left side of the recipe. I changed the bacon for chorizo it was awesome, I love this recipe, well done. I also added fresh parsley… Will definitely be doing this again. I’m not a big fan of hard-boiled eggs in my salad, so I only added two. Next time I will cut the salt, and only do three eggs. Great suggestions, Jolene -will definitely try these substitutions! Potatoes are such a versatile and yummy food. My husband doesn’t like bell peppers so I avoid them if I can, but I was wondering about pickles. You might like it. I added some black olives, garlic powder, chives and crushed pimentos. Yes, please! I’ve been making coleslaw with vinegar and oil too…I, like you, hate gloppy mayo. Drippings. However, I did discover a remedy which helped me come to enjoy potato salad! Ppl now seem to want to be frugal on their comments and they miss providing the relevant details. LOVE the bacon drippings. Was delicious!!! I shared your recipe on my Must Try Tuesday post…, http://therickettchronicles.blogspot.com/2011/04/must-try-tuesday-april-19-2011.html. Dressing with the bacon grease very good. Hi Alyssa, HA! I just made this potato salad for dinner tonight and, of course, I had to sample it. This sour cream potato salad is my absolute favorite. I would replace the bacon drippings with a vegetable or canola oil for the dressing. Does adding the mayo to the warm bacon drippings separate the mayo? But I also mix half sour cream and half mayo for the dressing…I always thought that was more the big ‘secret’ but you’re right. I’m just going to eliminate the mustard and green pepper. Hi Jennifer, I use Hellmann’s, which is a brand of mayonnaise, so yes to both ;-). This is one of the best potato salads that I have ever had. I made this recipe 3 days ago at my bbq and all in attendances wanted this recipe… I was a little hurt though, I thought all would want my ribs recipe… Few did, however nothing like this one! Being the “celery liker” (&the cook) in a family with “haters” , I learned that most often, it’s not celery’s FLAVOR people dislike per se, but a textural component that’s offensive.. (stringy, too hard, watery, “what’s this GREEN stuff in it? I was inspired to share it with minor revisions on your recipe and it worked for me. I made a lot, so we had leftovers for 3 days and it got yummier every day! Your comment is not very useful otherwise. I was just wondering, is there no substitute for mayonnaise? Worth having both? made this today to bring to Mother’s Day! Thanks! I was raised vegetarian from birth, although not vegan, so dairy, eggs and honey, etc. Myself personally I wouldn’t use the celery or the green pepper. It’s a mayonnaise-based salad that I long disliked because of how over the top mayonnaise-y it typically is. So easy and so good! I have been trying to pry my friend’s grandmother’s recipe for over a year, IT was the best potato salad I have ever and it did contain bacon! It’s delish. I wasn’t going to rate this recipe at first. Thank you for the delicious recipe. I’ve never heard of using bacon in potato salad though so I’d like to give this a try and see how it goes. It was a life changing experience and I neeeeeed to share it with you. Red or yellow? Pour the dressing over the ingredients and gently stir to evenly coat. Just yesterday I had a facebook conversation with a friend who let us all know that her daughters favorite FAT is bacon. That will help me fix it! Season to taste with salt and pepper and enjoy! I plan on making this soon…it sounds delectable! First of all, I tend to trust old-school family recipes over others; second, the grandma was confident enough to call it the best, and lastly, it has a secret ingredient that takes it over the top. You are my Go-To site for recipes. I just made this last night. Then add them to a large stockpot and cover with generously-salted â¦ Can you take a screen shot and let me know what operating system and browser you’re using? I am 50 and a good cook but have never made potato salad because I really don’t care for it. Thanks for sharing. Just made this & it is amazing! Hi Karen, You will see some bits from the bacon grease but it definitely doesn’t make the dish look “dirty”. and it was a hit! As long as the eggs are cooked, they shouldn’t turn watery at all. God Bless!! Let’s do this! I have since made it numerous times and each time, I actually scrape the bottom of my bowl EACH TIME. I grew up in the 80’s and Miracle Whip was all the rage.You may have just cracked the case! It converted me from being a potato salad hater to a potato salad lover! They just do. The bacon’s not for me. Thanks for posting this recipe I made it with just a few changes and my husband declared it the best potato salad ever! Whole grain mustard and lots of finely chopped cornichons. Just wondering can I boil the pots the night before and store in fridge, or make the whole salad the night before with the dressing. Â Thanks for a fantastic recipe! Enjoy! We are sort of boring. Hi Vanessa, You could make the whole thing the night before; I actually think it tastes better after if it’s had time to sit and the flavors meld together.