Red Potato Salad w/ Bacon

red potato salad 3

Potato salad isn’t my best photography subject

Independence Day is tomorrow! And if you’re looking to try a new potato salad recipe for the holiday, well then…. You’re welcome! 🙂

As I told you all before, we took a road trip to Texas over Spring break. Along the way, we stopped at a German deli in Yuma, Arizona. Yes, it sounds off the beaten path but I was letting Yelp guide our culinary adventure across the states. I mean, we had to eat somewhere, and instead of eating at all the usual chain restaurants, I wanted my family to have something unique!

Thus, the German deli. This place had excellent reviews and after eating there, I know why. The portions were HUGE. And the food was very good. One item in particular? Their potato salad. Hands down, best potato salad I’ve ever eaten. Anywhere. Unfortunately, I cannot eat this potato salad anytime I want since Yuma is nowhere close to me. But, it did inspire me to try and re-create it at home. Is my potato salad re-creation as good as the delectable German deli? No. But like I said, it was the BEST potato salad I’d ever eaten. That’s a high honor in my opinion. However, I did really like my potato salad and it’s definitely worth making again.

Red Potato Salad w/ Bacon

  • 3 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into small chunks
  • 10 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 3/4 c. mayo
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper

Add potatoes to a pot and bring to a boil. Let cook for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain and let cool. In a bowl, mix together the mayo, sour cream and seasonings. Add the salt and pepper to taste. (I’m always generous with the pepper). When potatoes have cooled, add the bacon, green onions and “dressing”. Mix together until combined and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Okay, so you may be thinking 10 strips of bacon is overload. But I initially made this potato salad with just 5 strips, and I really feel it could’ve used double. But totally up to you.

red potato salad 2red potato saladThis potato salad almost reminds me of a baked potato. But not. If that makes sense? Either way, this is a nice change from the traditional potato salad you’re used to eating. So next time you’re on a road trip, check out Yelp. Go out on a limb and you’ll probably discover some really great food!


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