Southern Favorite: Bacon-Ranch Potato Salad

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Potato salad ranks tops any time of the year. A flavorful twist on the classic combination is bound to receive rave reviews from family & friends. 

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makes 8 servings

2 lbs whole Idaho potatoes
1 cup mayonnaise
1 {1-oz} Ranch-style dressing mix
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 scallions, sliced
3 celery ribs, sliced
3 hard-cooked eggs, grated
6 cooked bacon slices
Salt & freshly ground pepper

one
Bring the potatoes & water to cover to a boil over Medium-High heat.
Reduce the heat to Medium & simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
Drain & let stand 15 minutes.

two
Stir together the mayonnaise, the dressing mix, the parsley, the scallions, the celery & the eggs.
Peel the warm potatoes from their jackets with a paring knife.
Cut the potatoes into 1-inch pieces & fold into the dressing mixture.
Do not over mix. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

three
Cut the bacon into 1-inch pieces.
Sprinkle over the potato salad just before serving.
Sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste before serving.

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How To Make Stellar Potato Salad
Follow a few pointers for a tasty classic

Potatoes from a 5 lb bag provide a good size when boiling them whole.
Expect to use about 4 to 5 when preparing the recipe.

Chilling the salad before serving so the dressing fully develops.
Fold together a few times before serving for the best flavor.

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One Response to Southern Favorite: Bacon-Ranch Potato Salad

  1. Don Odiorne March 24, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

    Thanks for using Idaho potatoes, looks delicious. Clever name for the website

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