The Best Potato Salad
Author: Leslie Green - The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
The best potato salad with bacon, black olives and garlic
  • 3 lbs. Baby Red Potatoes(not peeled), cubed
  • 8 oz. Bacon
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Mayonaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 5 Eggs, hard boiled, chopped
  • 1 3.8 oz. can Sliced Black Olives
  • 3 Scallions, green parts thinly sliced
  • Bacon Grease, saved from the pan
  1. In a large pot of salted water, boil the potatoes until fork tender, drain and put the potatoes in a large bowl
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp, remove to a plate lined with paper towels. Crumble bacon when its cool enough to handle..
  3. Turn the heat off the skillet, add the garlic to the bacon grease and cook (the grease will still be hot enough to cook the garlic) for 1 minute.
  4. Pour bacon grease with the garlic over the potatoes, mix to incorporate.(yes, use all of the bacon grease)
  5. Mix in mayonnaise, mustard,eggs, black olives, scallions and bacon.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
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