Monday, October 13, 2008

Mom's Potato Salad

This is my mom's recipe; she's been making it for as long as I can remember. I actually don't care for potato salad, but I'm posting this recipe here because people really love it. If I were going to eat potato salad, it would be this one: the Italian dressing and bacon make it more exciting than the typical kind.

Potato Salad

6 peeled baking potatoes, diced
1/4 c. Italian dressing
1/4 c. choped onion
1/4 c. chopped celery
1 t. salt
ground black pepper
1/2 c.+ mayonnaise
8 pieces bacon, chopped, cooked, and drained
Boil potatoes about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain thoroughly in a colander, and chill.

Put potatoes in a large bowl and gently toss with Italian dressing. Then add onion, celery, salt, and pepper. Finally, stir in mayo. Just before serving, top potato salad with bacon.


Alison... said...

No new recipes for a month than so many all at once - yay!

I love your mom's potato salad although I have only had Kristen's version of it... still delish.

Kristen said...

Yes - mine is a bit lighter, and I put the bacon in right away, so that the whole salad gets the bacon flavor longer (I'm a bacon LOVER), but other than that, it's the same...although I've never measured any of it... ;-)