As a kid I used to always look forward to going shopping with my Mom or Dad on a Saturday morning to get the weekly shop in from Dunnes or Superquinn. Me and my sister would run around the shop trying to trick our parents into buying us treats. One of these was the salad bar. There was always some exciting new thing there that I always wanted to try and sure as the sun will rise, Mammy would never allow it. “It’s too expensive!” “It’s a waste of money!” etc. And one I usually remember being there was the trusty potato salad.
This is a fairly basic version but I think it is all the more delicious for it. Make sure you get the bacon seriously crispy and crunchy as that will send your senses into overdrive while you eat it.
1 bag of baby potatoes
Small bunch of chives
6 strips of smoked streaky bacon
4 tbs of olive oil
1 tbs greek yoghurt
Salt and Pepper
-Take the potatoes out of the bag, give them a bit of a wash, then chop them up so they are all roughly the same size.
-Get a big pot of water on to boil. When it is boiling add a pinch of salt and put the potatoes in.
-They should take about 20 to 25 minutes to cook fully.
-While they are boiling, get a frying pan on a high heat. This is for the bacon.
-Slice up the bacon fairly thin and add it to the really fucking hot pan with a little olive oil.
-When they are nice and crispy (almost burnt), turn them out onto a few pieces of kitchen paper to get rid of any excess oil and grease.
-Get out an old jam jar, in it add the olive oil, yoghurt and a pinch of salt and pepper. Put the lid on the jar and give it a really strong shake.
-The only thing left to do is dice up the chives to whatever size you prepare.
-When the potatoes are done, strain them and pop them in a big serving dish.
-Pour over the salad dressing and bacon bits.
-Garnish with the chives and serve with whatever you see fit.