Monday, January 20, 2014

Red Bliss Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon

Developed January, 2014. Modified from an Emeril Lagasse recipe. Pairs nicely with kielbasa or roast pork.
1 lb red bliss potatoes, about 1-1/2 inches diameter
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 c red onion, short shreds
1/4 c red bell pepper, diced
1 T minced garlic
3 to 4 T red wine vinegar, to taste
3 slices toaster-oven bacon, chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley
Clean the potatoes, transfer to a saucepan, cover with water by 1 inch, add a tablespoon of salt and bring to a gentle boil. Cook until the potatoes are easily pierced by a paring knife, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool on a clean towel. While the potatoes are cooking, heat the olive oil in saute pan, add the pepper and onion and salt lightly. When softened and lightly colored, add the garlic and sauté another 30 seconds. Take off heat. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, quarter them and place in a serving bowl. Toss with the vegetables and oil, season to taste with vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss with the bacon and parsley. Serve warm.

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