potato-salad.jpg…without knowing the difference between potato salad and German potato salad? I just figured the latter was merely an ethnic variation on the former. Turns out they couldn’t be more different. The one is a cold, slimy atrocity. The other is a delicious warm bacony delight! It has nothing in common with either potato salad or any other kind of salad. I was lied to.

So here’s the recipe that changed my life tonight.

Ingredients:

10 slices bacon, diced
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar (we used apple cider vinegar, I hear red wine vinegar works well too)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon prepared mustard (I used a spicy whole grain mustard and thought it could easily have used more of this)
1 dash cayenne pepper (also could have been significantly more)
10 potatoes, boiled
1 medium onion, sliced

1. Dice and fry bacon.
2. Add onions when bacon is about 3/4 cooked, continue cooking till bacon is done and onions are translucent.
3. In a small bowl, add eggs, salt, mustard, sugar, vinegar and cayenne pepper.
4. Beat well and pour into pan with bacon and bacon grease while still on the heat, stirring till thickened.
5. Add diced cooked potatoes and stir till coated with bacon mixture.
6. Serve hot.

Enjoy your whole new perspective on things!

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