Gam’s Bacon Potato Salad

Gams Bacon Potato SaladWhen it comes to the Fourth of July, there are certain rules that must be followed. Well, at least in my world.

There must be ribs and hot dogs. There must be fresh corn. Pies are a deal breaker…no pies, no party…and of course, there must be potato salad.

My favorite is the New Potato Salad adapted from The Barefoot Contessa. There must always be dill In my potato salad and hard boiled eggs. This my line in the sand.

Problem is, I am the only one who digs the dill, so there are compromises. When that happens, I make my grandmother’s version. The only thing better that potato salad with dill is potato salad with bacon…

For a crowd, I have been known to make both, because I am childish that way.

Hope every one has a Happy and Satisfying Fourth of July!!!

Gam’s Bacon Potato Salad
(She called it German Potato Salad, but I think she was wrong)

Ingredients
6-8 unpeeled boiling potatoes
1 cup finely chopped scallions
2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup mayonnaise (plus more as needed)
1 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup finely chopped red pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
3-4 dill pickles, chopped
6-8 slices crisp bacon, cut into squares
1-2 tablespoon prepared mustard

Directions
Boil the potatoes until soft, and dice while they are still hot. Add scallions, vinegar, salt, pepper and add about 1 cup of mayonnaise.

Allow the mixture cool to room temperature, and add other ingredients. Add additional mayonnaise (to taste) if needed.

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