Baked Potato Salad

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
8 Servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, skin on, washed
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 pieces bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin
Directions

In a large pot of salted water, add potatoes and cook until just fork tender. Remove from boiling water and cool. When cool enough to handle, cut into 1-inch cubes.

While potatoes are cooking and cooling, fry bacon in a large nonstick frying pan, remove to paper towel lined plate to drain. Strain bacon fat, reserve 3 Tablespoons in pan.

Reheat bacon fat and fry off potatoes until light golden brown. Remove to paper towel lined plate to cool, season with a pinch of salt.

Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, white vinegar salt and pepper in a small bowl. Chop bacon and green onions. Combine potatoes and dressing, adjust seasoning as necessary. Refrigerate for 1 hour, top with bacon and green onions before service.


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The recipe as it appears on 9/13/2014 has the potatoes put into water to boil. Why is the recipe then labeled "Baked Potato Salad"? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love baked potatoes, and baked potato soup, so why would I not love this? Wanting to try something different on our picnic yesterday, I got busy with this recipe. After the taste test, it was just okay, therefore I added the cheese as others recommended. Still it was just okay so I hoped that once it sat overnight and the flavors blended, it would meet up to a good taste test. It did not. Nearly $10 for a package of bacon, and the expense of the other ingredients, not to mention the extra work involved frying those taters, I wished I would have stuck with a good traditional country salad that everyone loves to enjoy. Waste not want not! I did not want to feed the garbage disposal therefore ... I pulverized the salad with my hand blender, added some good seasoned soup stock, fresh herbs, celery, onion and garlic and wala, I now have a really good recipe for potato soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Look, I LOVE sour and I love vinegar, but 1/4 cup is WAY too much. It make it ridiculously sour and uneatable. I corrected the dressing sourness by adding quite a bit more sour cream and mayo to save the recipe. I would suggest starting with a few tablespoons of the vinegar into the dressing mixture and work your way up to your taste. Even as the recipe is written it is entirely too much dressing mixture and negates the crispiness that you just tried to achieve with toasting up the potatoes. I would add the dressing to the potatoes a little at a time, not dump the entire amount of potatoes into the dressing. With a few minor adjustments it is a really tasty recipe. I wasted quite a bit of the dressing mixture in order not to drown the potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great addition to this salad is a packet of ranch dressing or dip. I prefer Uncle Dan's the Hubby likes HIdden Valley. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and neighbors now say they can't eat any other potato salad, this one rocks! I also added some shredded cheddar. Straight addictive! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Aw C'Mon Guy....I make this all the time both as salad and warm mashed....YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very yummy. Used 3 pounds of potatoes and 3 tablespoons of vinegar. Be careful not to over boil the potatoes. Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this, added shredded cheddar, LOVE it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Guy, This was a hit with me just from watching you make it. Vinegar? I kept this recipe true and YES to the vinegar everyone, that's where you'll get a "kick" of flavor :_ item not reviewed by moderator and published
Title...BAKED Potato Salad. Read what FoodTV has printed...verb BAKE not used. PS...The recipe itself is delicious executing recipe exactly as printed!...stove top vs. BAKE!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok I changed quite a bit on this recipe and everyone I made it for loved it. I did not put in the vinegar, I put in twice as much bacon and onion, and I put in about the same amount of mayo and sour cream. Take that for what ever it is worth but it tasted amazing!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Update: Our culinary team has changed the amount of sour cream to 1 ¼ cups and the mayonnaise to ¾ cup. Admin Customer Service item not reviewed by moderator and published
I should've read the reviews first, because the recipe as written yields bucketloads more dressing than needed. I wound up with the potatoes virtually swimming in the dressing, which pretty much nullifies the crispiness of the potatoes you're trying to achieve by frying them in the bacon fat. Plus, with so much dressing, the vinegar imparts a pretty bracing acidity on the order of salt-and-vinegar chips. I'm pretty sure that in the show, the potatoes had just a thin coating of the dressing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Guy, Yet another wonderful recipe! Very tasty and full of flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum!!! I actually overheard some ladies talking at lunch about this recipe, it sounded so good I had to try it. This was a hit. I incorporated many of the tips from the previous reviews: 1. Used greek yogurt vs sour cream (with all the other yummy fat in this,the yogurt seemed like the right thing to do 2. Switched the amounts of the mayo and yogurt 3. Reduced the vinegar a bit 4. Increased the amount of potatoes The end result was fabulous!! Everyone raved about it and undoubtedly I'll be asked to make it again very soon. What a great recipe, and thanks to all for your tips! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! Easy to make, and my husband loved it- he is not a big potato salad fan :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight to go with barbeque chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans. It was so easy and delicious, the way baked potato salad is supposed to taste. We'll be making it again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is now my husbands favorite potato salad and my sister in law just asked me to make it for her one more time before she goes to the navy, that's how good it is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree that was way too much vinegar and cutting down the recipe was a great piece of advice i made it the first time exactly as shown and there was a whole lot of dressing almost didn't eat it, i had to fish out the potatos to seperate it from the dressing. Overall it was good but cutting down the Vinegar is a must! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I listened to the reviews and put in less vinegar and swapped so there was 1 1/4 C sour cream and 3/4 C mayo. I think the potatoes should actually be pulled out of the boiling water a little underdone so they hold up better while frying, they started to get mushy so I had to stop frying them before they browned. I also think 1/4 C of vinegar (or less) and 2 1/2 lbs of potatoes would be a better amount. There was a lot of dressing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was the best salad I have tasted. Half we ate heated up very good that way also. Better than mom's german potato salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent salad, but be sure to modify the amount of vinegar, and reverse the mayo and sour cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another way I make this is when you make baked potatoes, bake enough extra to make the salad later the next day. Refrigerate them and then when you are ready just cube them up (with or without skin, your choice) I also add shredded extra sharp cheddar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Our local grocery store has a baked potato salad that I've gotten hooked on but at $5 a pound I wanted to find a way to make it at home. I found this recipe and made it for our Labor Day cookout and it was a huge hit. Like the other reviewers, I switched the amounts on the mayo and sour cream and scaled way back on the vinegar. I also added some shredded cheese at the end with the bacon and green onions. Wow - incredibly tasty. My only slip up was I cooked the potatoes a little too long so I recommend watching the potatoes closely so you don't end up with mashed potato salad. Either way, it's an easy recipe and very good. I will make this again for family and friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For everyone who is wondering about the "baked", it is simply a play on words for potato salad with the flavors of a baked potato, ie: sour cream, bacon, chives/scallions..... For those watching their waistlines or cholestoral - substitute low or nonfat plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream. It makes absolutely no difference in taste or texture and saves quite a lot for your heart and waist. For everyone else - this is delicious!!! and so easy. Make it, you will be glad you did. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy for our tummy...but do switch the mayo and sour cream amounts. I will definitely make this salad each time we grill burgers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a great potato salad. I wraped russet potatos in foil and baked them on my charcoal grill instead of boiling them, so it is truley a baked potato salad. Also i only used about 2 Tbs. of vinigar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can someone explain the "baked" part of this recipe? Seriously, this is not a snarky comment--I really want to know what Guy did to make this a baked potato salad. Were the potatoes baked rather than boiled? Was the salad baked after mixing? The recipe sounds wonderful as is, but I didn't see the show and would like to know if there is something else to it. Thank you! (P.S. I had to give a rating to post a comment, so I gave this 5 stars because I've loved all other recipes from Guy that I've tried, and just from reading, this one does not look like it will disappoint.) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't made this recipe yet, but I was wondering if using Miracle Whip instead of the mayo and using less vinegar would be okay? Miracle Whip has that tangy flavor to it , similar to the vinegar. Just a thought. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe for several events, and it is always the hit of the party. It even got a friend, who hates bacon, to have a second helping! This salad has reached a point of popularity with my friends where they ask me to specifically bring it to BBQs and picnics. It is so easy and delicious... I would recommend this to anyone!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We went to a BBQ where they were grilling steaks. My husband made this and it was so awesome! He reduced the vinegar to about a tablespoon. After it was refrigerated for awhile the flavors came out even more. Bowl licking good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I see a lot of comments of how the recipe here is not correct with what they saw on the show. I really want to try this dish but dont want to do it wrong. Can anyone help and let me know where the baking part of the recipe comes in? Thanks for any help. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this salad after watching Guy make it on the show. When I read the recipe, I thought 1/2 cup of vinegar was waaaaay too much, so I cut it in half and it was still too much. I added more mayo and sour cream and then it was ok. My suggestion is to start with maybe 2 tablespooons of vinegar and add more to taste if necessary. It was good after adjustments were made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The previous comments about the mayo and sour cream being backwards is right! It came out great and my family loved it. I actually used white wine instead of the vinegar and it came out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know who wrote out the recipe for the web site but I can't believe how much different it is from the show. For starters he cut the potatoes before boiling them so that they wouldn't mush like they would if you cut them after. Also he didn't add salt until frying them in the bacon and oil. And then to be missing ingredients that made it a "BAKED" potato salad. I'm so glad I watched him cook this so that I can hopefully get it to turn out half as good as his for the Super Bowl dinner I'm cooking. Also I rate this dish as I saw it on the show not as it is written out! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe lost the grated cheddar cheese used in the dish on the show- be sure to top your salad with it along with the bacon and green onions. Also the reviewer who pointed out that the amounts for the sour cream and mayo should be reversed is spot on. I have actually mixed the bacon, onions and cheese into the dressing mixture and baked this dish for 30 min in a 350 oven to serve as a warm potato dish as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Surprise, surprise. As another reviewer has noted, the amounts of sour cream and mayo have been reversed here. It should be 11/4 cups sour cream and 3/4 cup mayo. I wish there were proof readers for this site to check the recipes before someone hits the Enter key. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw him cook this on his show and thought, man, it can't be THAT good, but I was oh so very wrong. This is the perfect compliment to grilled steaks. I did not use all of the sour cream mixture because I don't like my "salad" that wet. All 3 of my men, husband and 3 sons, loved, loved, loved it!!!! Thanks Guy!!! This is gonna go with steaks the way potato salad goes with gumbo!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
great but different than show. Add green onion and shredded cheddar at the end. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My friends were a little hesitant to try this but ended up loving it! A great twist to the boring old potato salad we all grew up with. I cut back on the amount mayo and there was still plenty of dressing to thoroughly mix and distribute evenly. Very easy to prepare. Will be one of my count on side dishes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved the dressing and the bacon also added great flavor. My Mom has always been the potato salad maker in our family, but this one has hers beat! You bet I'll make this one again....and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched the show and comparing the show and the receipe here the amounts of may and sour cream have been switched. Just flip flop them and you should be all set. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I fixed the baked potato salad for a family get together and it was awesome. I was looking for an alternative to the same ol-same ol mustard potato salad and came across this recipe. This will be the only potato salad I fix from now on. Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves bacon so this is a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
its called BAKED potato salad because it has the ingredients as a loaded bake potato would... item not reviewed by moderator and published
The potatoes are supposed to be baked and then scooped out and chopped a little...NO vinegar. The original recipe is from the 60's and never contained vinegar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is supposed to be potato salad that reminds you of a loaded baked potato. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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