This is a recipe for the most delicious potato salad. I happened to receive this recipe from my maternal grandmother. The recipe had a very special ingredient used for its dressing. It is this secret ingredient that made me have a complete change in attitude towards potato salad because before I got it, I initially hated potato salads with great passion. But for now, I am a great potato salad lover! From my life-changing experience with it, I now see it worth to share it with you, and I believe that at the end of it, you will also be converted into a potato salad lover, just like me.
As stated earlier, the recipe came from my grandmother, and on it, was the title ” Recipe on the best ever potato salad”. Originally, I had thought that the title was just meant to advertise the power of the whole thing but after a careful consideration, I just came to believe that the recipe was 100% warranted. The reason behind it is that I value the basic education acquired by those old-school families and second, the confidence that my grandmother had in calling it “the best” was very much promising, and lastly, there is a secret ingredient that makes it get to the top. So, when I tell you that this is the best recipe ever, I am so comfortable with it.
And this secret powerful ingredient is Bacon drippings. You see, this is the dressing that makes this potato salad so special, together with all the other ingredients that add flavor to it.
By frying the bacon, you end up saving a good amount of Dijon mustard, a pinch of salt, sugar, a tablespoon of bacon drippings and some good amounts of mayonnaise. All these make it have an amazing and perfect flavor and awesome texture. Since I came to like it, I have also prepared some to people, who claimed that they never liked it before just like me. I have also done the same for people who originally have this belief that they can’t taste anything prepared by someone else other than their mothers or grandmothers. But believe me; they have all fallen for it. In fact, most have openly declared that they have never tasted a better potato salad before.
So, there we are. You might like this recipe and decide to keep it for your future picnics and parties. Let’s prepare this delicious potato salad now.
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
4 eggs( hard-boiled, peeled and chopped)
2 teaspoons sugar( granulated)
2 pounds of red potatoes ( cut them into small cubes)
170 grams of mayonnaise
I package of bacon ( cut it into 1-inch pieces)
1 teaspoon of salt
1 stalk of celery ( finely diced)
green pepper ( finely diced)
1 yellow onion ( finely diced)
Boil the potatoes until they are tender.
Cook the bacon over medium-low heat. Drain the bacon to remove the drippings using a slotted spoon. Place the drippings on a plate lined with a paper towel. Pour off all the bacon drippings into the skillet that you used to cook the bacon and then remove the pan from the heat. Just reserve 2 spoonfuls of bacon drippings.
Add your mayonnaise, sugar, mustard, and salt to the bacon drippings to the 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings that you have reserved. Whisk them for them to combine.
Combine the potatoes, celery, eggs, onion and green pepper in a large bowl. Pour the bacon dressing over the ingredients and stir it gently so as to coat them gently.
Cover and keep it in a refrigerator for about 3 hours before serving. You can store the leftovers covered in a refrigerator for about 4 days.