Saturday, January 30, 2016

Potato Salad With Crispy Bacon Chips

On my daughter's recent trip home, she taught me how to make her favorite potato salad .  I like her recipe , all she did was to steam the potato cubes instead of boiling the whole potato. She added chopped red onions and chives with enough salt and black pepper to the Japanese was really delicious.  Now is the time to learn from her some good recipes...mommy taking lessons from her daughter * wink  I am proud that she is a good cook in her own right :)

I decided to make the same potato salad but gave it a tweak...I added some crispy bacon chips to the salad for I know that the Wild Boar would surely love it and true enough, he almost emptied the whole bowl of salad :)  A simple potato salad yet rich in flavor !  WB had the salad with his English Rose Roast .  Normally, I will serve him green salad but for this once, I served him potato salad . He loves it so that is all that matters.  And for me,  I  had this delectable potato salad for dinner.  Light and easy for me :)

pan seared the bacon till browned and crispy

once bacon has cooled, chopped the crispy bacon into smaller bits

add the crispy bacon chips to the chilled potato salad

Potato Salad With Crispy Bacon Chips 


2 big Russet potatoes - remove skin and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1/2 red onion - minced
2 tbsp of cut chives  * I used spring onions instead
4 or 5 tbsp of Japanese mayonnaise
sea salt to taste
1 tsp of  freshly ground black pepper

2 strips of bacon


1.  Wash the russet potatos, remove skin and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.  Steam the potato cubes for 15 mins or till cooked .  Take out and leave it to cool.

2. Mince the red onion and cut chives finely, add to  Japanese mayo .  Add fresh ground black pepper and sea salt to taste to the mayo. Give it a stir and pour the mixture on the cooled potato cubes and give it a quick mix.  Make sure all the potato cubes are coated with the mayo mixture.  Wrap the bowl of salad with cling wrap and chill in the refrigerator till it is ready for serving.

3.  Pan seared the bacon strips till browned and crispy.  Once it has cooled , crush into bits.  Add to the chilled potato salad and serve as a sides .


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