Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A warm potato and bacon salad ideal for that evening braai or BBQ



•1/2 cup white wine vinegar
•1 tablespoon coarse-grained mustard
•1 tablespoon sugar


•1kg potatoes, diced into cubes
•6 bacon slices, chopped
•1 medium sized red onion, diced
•Freshly ground black pepper
•2 cloves garlic, chopped
•1/4 cup freshly chopped dill and parsley leaves, plus more for garnish


For the vinaigrette:

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.

Add potatoes to pot of salted cold water. Bring to a boil, over high heat, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes until tender. Drain and place in a large bowl. Cover with foil to keep warm, if necessary.

Add bacon to large saute pan and cook until crisp over medium heat. Remove to a paper towel-lined sheet tray and reserve. Add onion, dash of pepper and garlic to bacon grease and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add vinaigrette to vegetables. Let cook until reduced and thickened, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add potatoes, dill and bacon to the pan and toss to coat with dressing. Allow to cook for 3 minutes. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Transfer potato salad to a serving platter and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley