So my bestie Bee and our friend group have a theory, actually it’s become more of a life philosophy, that everything is better with bacon. I decided to test this theory by taking one of my summer favourites (I can eat this by the bowl full with a glass of white wine on the side) and topping it with some smoked bacon. Like with the salad I posted last month, I don’t really claim this to be a recipe that takes great skill, but damn it is good. If I make potato salad it’s usually to go with barbeque food or even simply just chicken skewers done on the grill, but by topping it with the bacon makes it a whole meal in itself.
My recipe uses low fat versions of the ingredients but of course use whatever you have to hand, I’m sure it’ll taste even better with full fat mayo and smoked bacon!
This recipe was inspired by the lovely Hayley of Strangeness & Charm, I know she can also eat potato salad by the bowl full.
(makes enough for two people as a main meal or four as a side)
500g New Potatoes (or four hand fulls if you don’t want to weigh)
10 tbsp Hellmans Lighter than Light Mayonaise
4 Rashers of Weight Watchers Unsmoked Bacon
2 Spring Onions
1 tbsp Chives (and extra to garnish)
2 tsp Garlic Salt
Black pepper to taste
1 Chicken/Vegetable Stock Cube
What You Need
Bowl, Table Spoon, Tea Spoon, Knife, Chopping Board, Pan, Grill, Colander, Tupperware Box, Scissors
- Wash then chop the new potatoes into cubes. I only half mine for larger cubes but you can make them whatever size you’re happy with.
- Put the potatoes into a pan with some water and one stock cube of choice, it works best with chicken or vegetable. Bring to the boil and continue to cook until the potatoes are soft.
- Drain the potatoes in a colander then put aside to cool.
- In a large bowl mix together the mayonaise, chives, garlic salt and black pepper.
- Chop up the spring onions and add to the mayonaise mix.
- Once the potatoes are cool add into the mayo and stir insuring all the potatoes are thickly coated.
- Place into a Tupperware box and chill in the fridge.
- Before serving, grill some bacon (or fry if you’d prefer) then using a clean pair of scissors cut into strips over the top of the potato salad.
- Finally top wish some more chives and serve.
Another relatively short one tonight, but as many many of my readers know, tonight is the Game of Thrones finale and I have a few other bits and pieces I want to great ready before sitting down at 9pm with a bowl of popcorn (a GoTs tradition in this house) and a glass of wine. Have a nice night!