I love a good, homestyle potato salad. I do not like it to have pickles or onions, but there is something so homey about a fantastic potato salad. Occasionally I like to mix it up and do one that does not involve mayo or that has different flavors to it like this bacon potato salad. I love me some classics. This is definitely a classic, but the surprise ingredient is…

Bacon grease. I know, half of you just died. It’s not the healthiest ingredient to add, but it really does something for the flavor and there’s just no other way to do it.

Bacon Potato Salad

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Bacon Potato Salad

Bacon Potato Salad
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Flavor and yumminess are what this salad has to offer and it's easy to put together too! Plus, who doesn't love a little bit of bacon?
  • ¼ cup scant Dijon
  • 2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¾ Cup Light Mayo
  • 8 Slices Bacon, cooked, chopped, reserving 2 Tablespoons Bacon Grease
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Eggs, hard boiled, chopped
  • 5 Potatoes
  1. Heat water in a large pot over medium heat, and add a couple pinches of salt. Peel the potatoes and chop them into chunks. Place the potatoes in the water and cook until tender. Remove from the heat, drain the potatoes and set aside to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the dijon, sugar, apple cider vinegar, mayo and reserved bacon grease. Whisk together and season as needed.
  3. Fold the potatoes, and eggs into the potato salad. I prefer to leave the bacon out until right before serving, but it's up to you.
  4. Refrigerate for 1-4 hours before serving. Enjoy!

German Potato Salad


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