Let me stay honest with you guys, I had NEVER made a potato salad until I came up with this recipe for Bacon & Apple Potato Salad. True story that I am rather ashamed of. Recently, my friend Katia came by with a batch of "tatter salad" and I my creativity was instantly ignited. This hearty potato dish is fantastic as a side to any main course but honestly, with this salad's crisp bacon bits, sweet chunks of apple, and perfectly cooked boiled eggs, it's perfect as an entire breakfast meal!
|(Italian flat leaf parsley from my garden)|
-2 pounds of red skinned potatoes
-6 slices of bacon, cooked/chopped into bite sized pieces
-1/2 of an apple sliced into bite sized pieces
- Italian parsley chopped
- 2 hard boiled eggs chopped into bite sized pieces
-1/3 of a cup mayonnnaise
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- Salt & pepper to taste
1: Chop the potatoes into bite sized pieces and boil in a large pot of salted water until just cooked.
2: While the potatoes are cooking, mix the mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, and lemon juice together to form a creamy dressing.
3: Strain the potatoes and place them in a large mixing bowl with all remaining ingredients as well as dressing. Mix until just combined, then devour!
I like to serve mine topped with a sprinkling of poppy seeds for a slight extra crunch and extra fresh lemon juice! This potato salad recipe is perfect for summer time picnics and BBQs and the bacon makes it a universal palette pleaser!
Do you have a special family recipe for potato salad? I'd love to hear it!