So while I was at the Wagon Wheel Market looking for my next dinner I realized that its hard to find great side dishes, so here is a great easy side dish for you. It’s a potato salad. I know there are a lot of recipes for potato salad but I bet this one is the easiest to make and has the best flavor.
I like to use Yukon golds for this salad. I use around 5 lbs of potatoes, 2 cups of mayonnaise, 1/3 cup mustard, half pound of bacon, two sweet midget pickles, 2 tablespoons of the pickle juice and two hard boiled eggs. There isn’t a lot here, but every one of these ingredients is packed full of flavor.
So let’s start by pealing and cutting the potatoes and the bacon. I like to have the potatoes cut into 3/4 inch by 3/4 inch pieces and I like the bacon cut into small slices. Once the potatoes are pealed and cut place them in a pot and add enough water to cover all of the potatoes. Now turn the stove on medium high heat and start to boil the potatoes. Be careful not to cook them for too long or they will be too mushy. In a separate frying pan, start to cook the bacon. We don’t want the grease from the bacon in the potato salad, so we strain it out as soon as the bacon starts to get a nice crisp on it. While your frying the bacon you should boil your eggs in a separate, smaller, pot of water.
While you’re waiting for the bacon and potatoes to cook mix the mayo and mustard together. Chop up your pickles or if you have a food chopper use that. Add the chopped pickles and the pickle juice to the mayo mixture. When the eggs are hard boiled remove the shell and chop up the egg, yolk and all. Add the chopped egg to the mayo mixture. Now the bacon should be done, add this to the mixtures well. Each time you add something mix it up. You cannot over mix.
By now your potatoes should be done empty the potatoes and water into a strainer. Try to get as much water strained as possible. Once you have strained the potatoes add half the potatoes to the mayo mix. Mix the potatoes and mayo mixture then add the rest of the potatoes and mix them into the mixture.
The great thing about this potato salad is you can eat it hot or cold either way I’m sure you will love it.
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5 pounds potatoes
1/2 pound of bacon
2 cups of mayo
1/3 cup mustard
2 sweet midget pickles
2 Tablespoons pickle juice
2 hard boIled eggs