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Potato salad

It seems ludicrous to give you a potato salad recipe. I mean, thousands of them already exist and mine changes basically every time I make it. But this one is a bit of a dinner winner.

A simple potato salad with a tangy sweet dressing
Potato salad
Author: allconsuming
A deeply comforting potato salad with tangy and sweet dressing.
Ingredients
  • 1.8-2kg potatoes, whole and unpeeled
  • 10-12 strips of streaky bacon
  • 2-4 green shallots/spring onions, depending on size
  • 6 eggs
  • The dressing
  • 200g mayonnaise
  • 4tbsp buttermilk
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • 1tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 heaped tsp seeded mustard
  • good pinch of salt
  • heaps of freshly cracked pepper
Instructions
  1. Boil the potatoes until a skewer easily goes through them
  2. Drain and let cool
  3. Peel the skin off and cut into dice or rounds, whatever takes your fancy.
  4. Cook the bacon until quite crispy (think you want to be able to crumble it or roughly chop it into smallish pieces)
  5. Slice the shallots/spring onions thinly
  6. Hard boil the eggs [br]eggs in cold water, bring to the boil, boil for about 9 minutes[br]drain and run under cold water until they’re cool enough to handle[br]peel while the water keeps running over them
  7. Grate the eggs on the fine side of a box grater
  8. Gently mix everything together
The dressing
  1. Mix everything together, have a taste and adjust as needed (sometimes I add more vinegar)[br]The flavours develop if you can make it ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge
  2. Add about 2/3rds of the dressing to the potatoes, have a taste, had more dressing until you get a coverage and consistency you like.

 

Onward!

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