Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad #BloggerClue

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It’s time to gear up for summer picnics and this Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad is the perfect way to do that. It’s delicious! #BloggerClue



It's time to gear up for summer picnics and this Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad is the perfect way to do that. It's delicious! #BloggerClue

Happy second Wednesday of April. You remember what that means, right? It’s Blogger C.L.U.E. reveal day.

This month I was thrilled to be able to visit Anna from Anna Dishes again. Back in January I made her uber-delicious banana bread and the whole family loved it, so I knew that I’d have no problem finding another new family favorite on her site.

Our theme this month was spring vegetables. While I was perusing all Anna’s recipes, I came across this potato salad and knew I’d have to slide it in under the wire since it’s a potato salad, perfect for the upcoming picnic season and filled with all the flavors I love.

The Process

Even though this salad is easy to make the same day as it’s eaten, it’s even better if prepared the day before it’s needed so the dressing can meld in with the potatoes and create a wonderful thing.

While my method of making the salad differed a little from Anna’s, what went inside it was exactly as she meant it to be (why mess with a great thing, right?).

So, a day before serving the salad, I washed and chopped up the potatoes (I did mine in a 1/4″ piece from the get-go). I added them to salted boiling water and cooked them until just tender (8-10 minutes).  Once ready, I poured them into a colander and let them drain and dry for a few minutes.

I fried up my chopped up bacon and whisked together the champagne vinegar, mayo (I use Hellmann’s), salt and pepper.

I gently mixed together the potatoes, sliced scallions and dressing in a big bowl, covered it and slid it in the fridge overnight. Just before serving, I folded in the blue cheese and bacon.

The Verdict

Oh my, oh my. I may have been well on the road to making myself sick over this stuff. It’s a bit addicting and oh so delicious. I love the play of creamy potatoes with crunchy bacon. The cheese added a bit of a bite that played well too.

In short, bookmark this recipe so it’s on hand when you want to bring something to your first spring picnic. Trust me, it’ll be a hit.

The Recipe

Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad #BloggerClue
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Small Golden Potatoes
  • 2 lbs Small Red Potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Champagne Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Duke's Mayo
  • 2 Bunches Scallions
  • ¾ Cup Crispy Crumbled Bacon
  • ¾ Cup Blue Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash potatoes and cut into 1" pieces. Place in boiling water and cook until just tender. You should be able to easily stick a fork in.
  2. Drain and set aside to cool. When cooled chop each piece of potato in half, then drizzle the potatoes with a couple of tablespoons of champagne vinegar.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, put your bacon in the oven for about 15 minutes on a sheet pan, lined with foil, at 350. Remove bacon from the oven when crispy and transfer to a plate with covered with paper towel to drain grease. (Make sure the bacon is well done, the crispier the better. It holds up better that way.) Let cool. Chop or crumble into small pieces.
  4. Cut the bottoms off the scallions, discard. Chop the white portion, in thin pieces up until you reach the green. Set aside the green pieces, you can use them for garnish later.
  5. When cool add in the mayo, ½ cup at a time. If it still seems dry, add a bit more. Add about a teaspoon each of salt and freshly ground pepper. Slowly turn in the blue cheese and the bacon. Make sure all ingredients are evenly distributed. Chill in fridge for a few hours or overnight.

 

I can’t tell you how good it feels to be thinking about picnics and salads finally. Much as I love the roasts and stews of winter, there’s nothing quite like summer’s fare.

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