Summer has come to and end, but great potato salads don’t have to go away just yet! If you are like me, you are still holding on to the nice weather and grilling out as much as you can. Pair your meals with this wonderful warm and filling potato salad and you wont be disappointed! It has the familiarity of a German Potato salad, with a warm savory taste.
Fried German Potato Salad
- 6 Yukon gold potatoes, medium size, cut into large dice
- 8 oz thick sliced bacon, cut into pieces
- canola oil
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 2 Tbsp capers, drained
- 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Put the diced potatoes into a pot and fill with cold water. The water should just cover the potatoes. Add salt and cook on medium-high heat. When the water comes to a boil, and the potatoes are cooked, drain the potatoes and spread out on a kitchen towel to dry.
While the potatoes are cooking, add bacon to a large saute pan and cook over a low/medium flame. When the bacon is cooked, remove with a slotted spoon and drain the bacon fat, reserving some if you want to add it later. Wipe out the pan and increase the heat. Add enough canola oil to cover the bottom of the pan and a little but more and heat it until you get some smoke.
Once the oil is hot, carefully add the potatoes and shake the pan a couple of times to make sure nothing sticks. Lower the heat a little and let the potatoes brown. Season with salt and pepper.
After a few minutes, shake the pan again. When the potatoes are almost completely cooked, add the red onion and let everything cook together. Once the onions are caramelized, add the capers and red wine vinegar and deglaze. When the vinegar is mostly evaporated, add the extra-virgin olive oil, mustard, and bacon (and reserved bacon fat if you want), re-season with lots of cracked black pepper and serve warm.
Serves 4 to 6 servings.
Source: Guy Fieri