Potato and bacon salad

Potato and bacon salad


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About this recipe: This is a deliciously different potato salad, which is made by tossing potatoes with bacon, soured cream, mayonnaise, Cheddar and seasonings. A perfect side salad for a summer barbecue.


Serves: 12 

  • 1.8kg potatoes, peeled
  • 15 rashers streaky bacon
  • 450ml half fat soured cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 225g grated Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr50min 

  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with lightly salted water. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and allow to cool to room temperature. Dice once cooled.
  2. Place the bacon in a large, deep frying pan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon on a kitchen towel-lined plate. Allow to cool and crumble the bacon into a large bowl.
  3. Place the cooled potatoes into the bowl with the bacon and mix in the soured cream, mayonnaise, Cheddar cheese, chives, salt and pepper. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

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Yummy and simple. We call this a baked potato salad in the US. I didn't have dried chives so I used fresh snipped chives from my herb pot. Thanks so much for sharing. - 22 Jan 2015

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