Friday, November 27, 2009

New Potato Salad

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We dragged out the barbecue for the first time in a while during the week so I tried a new potato salad. It made a nice change from the usual one I make. I've posted the recipe below. Hope you all have a lovely upcoming weekend. We are in for an extremely busy one...

Warm Potato, Bacon & Mushroom Salad

750g chat potatoes, halved
1 eschalot, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbs white wine vinegar
2 ½ tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 bacon rashers, trimmed, roughly chopped
12 button mushrooms, halved
4 cups (120g) baby spinach leaves
1 tbs chopped chives

Cook the potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 10-12 minutes until just tender. Drain. Meanwhile, whisk together the eschalot, garlic, vinegar and 1 tablespoon of oil in a large bowl. Add the warm potatoes, toss to coat, then set aside to absorb while you cook the bacon and mushrooms. Heat a non-stick frypan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and dry-fry for 2 minutes or until crisp. Remove and add to the salad bowl. Add the remaining olive oil to the pan and cook the mushrooms, stirring, for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Season well, then add to the salad bowl with the remaining ingredients. Toss to combine, then serve warm.


  1. OMG, it sounds divine. I am cooking it tonight! A-M xx

  2. This looks lovely... I wont show my husband!!! x

  3. I love potato salad, but it's funny, as a vegetarian I really don't like mushrooms! Have a great weekend!

  4. That's going to be on my list for this weekend Amanda. Thanks so much. It looks absolutely delish!


  5. Hi Amanda...I think I have just put on stone just by drooling over all your fav the potato salad one..def going to give it a whirl. Thank you for visiting my site..will def pop round again soon . Anna xoxo

  6. This sounds great I wouldn't have thought of adding mushrooms but I imagine it tastes very good! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

  7. wowzer. Will definately be making this one soon. Sounds great!


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