Tuesday, May 8, 2012

the best potato salad ever.

A couple weekends ago it was just beautiful!  To honor the weather we had a celebratory BBQ.  I decided to whip up my favorite potato salad.  Potato salad is either out of this world good, or super gross.  Sometimes there is way too much mustard and relish, and other times the potatoes are mushy mush.  I had been on a quest to find the perfect potato salad recipe, and alas, I have found a keeper.  This recipe is fool proof, plus it has bacon... bacon makes everything better.

Here's what you need:

2 pounds clean, scrubbed new red potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and set in the refrigerator to cool.
  2. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
  3. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  4. Chop the cooled potatoes, leaving skin on. Add to a large bowl, along with the eggs, bacon, onion and celery. Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste. Chill for an hour before serving.

I got this recipe via

  • I followed this recipe almost exactly except i only used 4 eggs.

    Now, I'm going to give you a little advice on how to boil your potatoes... chop before you boil.  Cut your potatoes into bite size pieces and then boil them.  This way you can pull them out and test them until they're perfect.  Now you don't have to worry about them getting all mushy mush.



  1. YUM that looks so good! Did you guys get a grill?

  2. No, it's Stephan and Amandas, it's such a nice grill. I'm sorry you wouldn't be able to eat the potato salad.....

  3. Looks good! I'm going to give the recipe a try! Wish you could come.

  4. I love potato salad but David hates it. Sad :( maybe he will love your recipe.

  5. As a lover of any type of good food, I put my biggest stamp of approval on this potato salad. It's complex by being simple. It is so goooooood!!!!

  6. AND everything tastes better with bacon. Fact.

  7. This really is the best potato salad I've had. I Love it