Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Potato Salad Recipe

The bacon can be omitted from this salad to make it suitable for vegetarians.

Serves 4-6 as a side dish.

550g small potatoes, washed
120g (about 4 pieces) short-cut bacon, finely diced
3 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled (we use eggs with a minimum weight of 59g)
2-3 green onions (green shallots), finely chopped
188g (3/4 cup) good quality mayonnaise
Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Place unpeeled potatoes in a large saucepan. Add enough water to cover potatoes. Cover saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a medium boil and cook until potatoes are just tender (you should be able to pierce the potatoes with a knife and meet no resistance). Drain potatoes and cool to room temperature. © exclusivelyfood.com.au

In a small frying pan or saucepan, fry bacon over medium heat until cooked and lightly browned. Set aside to cool.

Remove skin from potatoes, if desired. Chop potatoes into bite sized pieces. Chop eggs.

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir gently to combine. If you like, you can reserve some of the bacon or green onions to sprinkle over the salad before serving.

The salad can be served immediately, or refrigerated until cold. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

How to hard-boil eggs

Place eggs in a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Cover saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes. Remove from heat, drain eggs and cover with cold water to stop further cooking of the eggs.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic recipes and so easy to follow! LOVE your website!!

15/8/06 2:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took me soo long to find a nice potato salad recipe and this has helped make my 2007 Mothers Day perfect!! thanks heaps

12/5/07 2:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just what i was lookin for thank you,,and it is good

24/6/07 10:45 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was the best potato salad recipe i have come across so far...my mum who does'nt normally like it thought it was very yummy!

15/10/07 8:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very yummy and easy to make. thankyou so much

16/10/07 1:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also delicious with corn kernels. Peas good too if you like them. Thanks for your great recipes!

14/11/07 6:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I added some diced baby gherkins and it turned out absolutely delish~!!

3/1/08 3:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amanda and Debbie, what brand and type of mayo do you recommend?

4/1/08 2:51 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Missdre,

We use Praise Traditional mayonnaise.

5/1/08 1:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A mix of sour cream, mayo (whole egg) and wholegrain mustard is nice aswell. I also fry some garlic with the bacon.

19/2/08 2:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmmm... sounds good i might make it one day when I am free im sure my family would love it

I was wondering Debbie and Amanda,

If I had left overs would I be able to put the salad in the fridge? If yes, for how long would it last?

Jenny.L :)

28/5/08 12:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I use Paul Newman's Own Ranch Dressing instead of Mayo. I reckon that it really lifts the flavour of the potato salad.

29/5/08 4:50 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Jenny,

We cover any leftover potato salad and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days.

30/5/08 8:32 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First time making potato salad, all party guests commented on recipe. Wanted another party next month just so i could make recipe again. THANKS LADIES!

23/7/08 2:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is also yummy made with gherkins, diced ham cubes instead of bacon, boiled eggs (we don't use spring onions) although you could use chives I guess, and we use Kraft Coleslaw Dressing, instead of the Mayonaise, now that is a delish alternative...

Lovely site too...

16/8/08 3:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love your recipes! I make a similar potato salad, but I use baby potato's cooked in skin (for that extra texture, colour). I add a can of baby corn (sliced in half), diced bacon and cubed green pepper. Feta for garnish.
Mix together mayonnaise & condensed milk(depending on your sweet tooth)- I like the mixture quite thick, so that it sticks to the potato salad.
Different, rough and lovely!

27/11/08 9:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe, nice and easy to find and a great simple yummy recipe!

24/12/08 11:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Amanda and Debbie

i was just wondering if there was a healthier alternative to the mayonnaise?


6/1/09 4:02 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Romanna

You could try dressing the salad with a combination of low-fat natural yoghurt and reduced-fat mayonnaise.

8/1/09 7:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to have corn kernels in there!!! ;-) Also, used a cheaper mayonaise the first time and found that it is definitely worth using a quality mayo. Praise Traditional was perfect.

21/1/09 8:42 pm  
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25/1/09 10:32 pm  
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26/1/09 8:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic recipe!

My little variation - I added some sweet paprika to the mayonaise before I stirred it through, and it tastes (and looks) wonderful! Many compliments.

Thank you.

6/2/09 11:18 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

I LOVE THIS! Best potato salad ever!
Your website is just superb, have tried quite a few things and am always having to pass the recipes onto friends.

6/2/09 3:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just wanted to say that since discovering this site ... I am in love!

Everything we have tried from here has been fantastic!

Keep up the good work!

8/2/09 6:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many simple delicious recipes on your site! I absolutely love it! I find though when making potato salad, it's easier if you first peel and chop the potatoes before cooking. They don't take as long to cook this way and you won't squash the potato by cutting it when it's cooked as I have done so many times! Brilliant recipe. We just loved it!

20/2/09 8:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been making potato salad this way for quite a while. I'm not welcome at family dinners without it...!!! I use Kraft or Praise 97% fat free mayo and it tastes just as good. I also add some 'light' shredded tasty Coon or Bega cheese while it's still warm.

11/4/09 11:15 am  
Anonymous Marmi said...

This recipe makes a great potato salad, I used half an onion finely diced instead of the shallots and it turned out great! It was the hit of the bbq! Thanks very much.

19/4/09 8:50 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you so much, was looking for exactly this for my one year anniversary with my girlfriend (who LOVES potato salad)

11/11/09 8:17 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The recipes I have tried so far have been absolutely delicious Thanks for bringing back the basics! I added 1-2 tablespoon of natural yogurt (only because it would have been thrown out)and it was a winner. Thank you again!

16/1/10 3:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you say green onions do you mean spring onions? Sorry first time cook

2/2/10 12:43 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Here is a photo of some green onions. Hope that helps.

9/3/10 6:11 pm  
Blogger angel.yong said...

My first potato salad, very easy to make. Absolutely delicious. Will never buy potato salad again.

20/5/10 5:11 pm  
Blogger Lin said...

I'm going to try this recipe soon. It will be very hard to top my mum's potato salad recipe though. But this one is simpler, so worth trying for those quick summer dinners or lunches.

I think the best mayo is Thomy. And I should know: I'm Belgian and everyone knows that Belgians are mayo experts. ;)

Love your site!

17/11/10 12:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to my husband, who loves potato salad, this is the BEST version he has every tried.

I will be making a double quantity for Christmas! Thank you so much for your wonderful yet simple recipes. I have already made mini quiches and apricot balls from your website for Christmas, so it will be an "Exclusively Food" table - thank you!!

5/12/10 6:32 am  
Anonymous Catro said...

Very delicious! Also quick and easy to prepare. My husband and kids thought it was a real hit.

3/8/11 10:21 am  
Blogger kyliem1973 said...

Ive been making Potato Salad with Bacon for years. I use Kraft Potato Salad Dressing.

11/3/13 2:42 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

Fantastic! This is now my annual Christmas recipe - every host requests that I make it. Like other commenters, I peel and chop the potatoes, just to make it easier. I recently discovered low-carb potatoes, so that's what I'm using this year. I'll let you know if it affects that taste.

Also, I don't use Kraft, Praise or any other sweet mayonnaise. Instead I use a more expensive, less sweet, brand as potato salad shouldn't be sweet.

23/12/15 2:11 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well, I used the low-carb potatoes, and they were fabulous. If anyone's interested, I use S&W brand mayonnaise - it's just as mayonnaise should taste - no sweetness!.

24/12/16 12:31 pm  

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