Baked Potato Salad

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
15 min
1 hr
10 min

8 Servings

  • 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

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
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

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