Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The last day of Bacon Month - Potato Salad

If you've just noticed, me and a whole bunch of bloggers (wrangled together by Julie of Bread Booze Bacon) made bacon recipes ALL MONTH!



For the LAST DAY of Bacon Month, I wanted to challenge myself. I set lofty goals. I was going to make a maple bacon Dutch baby. Fluffy, eggy, sweet and savory goodness.

Then why do I have friggin potato salad?

Because life had other plans. Note to self: taking on hefty blog projects when one has multiple improv shows a week is a recipe for failure. I burnt no fewer than FIVE Dutch baby pancakes. Two because I literally LEFT THE HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF MAKING THEM, two because I had my measurements off, and one because I fell asleep. And then, homegirl was out of eggs.


So, here you have something totally different and hopefully not too underwhelming. A potato salad with amped up bacon. Yes, I had made it beforehand for dinner. But it DOES include delicious bacon, and we all know bacon and potatoes is a match made in heaven.

Dijon mustard. Friends: I am never making potato salad without it again.

Check out the last day of Bacon Month's recipes!!



Bacon & Egg Stuffed Baked Potatoes from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Bell Pepper & Bacon Cheese Ball from Bread Booze Bacon
Spicy Bacon Whiskey Soda from Nomageddon
Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese from A Dash of Sanity
Chocolate Caramel Bacon Milkshake from Around My Family Table
Bacon Waffle S'mores from A Simple Pantry
Skillet Breakfast Potatoes & Bacon from Kleinworth & Co.
Bacon Fried Apples from It Is A Keeper
Bacon Potato Salad from Forking Up
Maple Bacon Cheesecake from Ashlee Marie

Bacony Potato Salad
1 lb red potatoes, cut into bite-sized cubes
5 slices bacon, crumbled
1 small red onion, diced
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp dried chives
1 tbsp chives
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar

-In a pot of salted water, boil the potatoes until done and easily pierced with a fork--about 20 minutes. Drain and let cool to room temp.

-While potatoes are boiling, cook the onions and bacon together until bacon is to desired done-ness (I like mine a bit chewy). Drain well and set aside.

-In a small bowl, whisk together all other ingredients. When potatoes are cool, gently toss with the mixture and sprinkle in the onions and bacon.

-Serve with extra bacon. Because bacon.

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