We spent the day with my family & my in-laws. I really enjoy spending time with the whole family, its always a good time. We had a BBQ and I was asked to bring the potato salad. I remembered a blue cheese potato salad that we've bought from a grocery store deli before and I knew I had to make a blue cheese potato salad of my own.
I call it the Red, White, Bacon & Blue Potato Salad. I know its a mouthful but it's fun to say!
Here's how you make it:
3lbs small red potatoes
3 green onions sliced thin
2 celery stalks sliced thin
6 Slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
4 oz package of blue cheese crumbles
1 tsp Celery Seed
2 tsp Tabasco
2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tbsp Cider Vinegar
1 1/4 Cup Mayo
1/3 Cup Blue Cheese Dressing
2 tbsp bacon drippings
Salt & Pepper to taste
In a large pot boil potatoes until they are just fork tender [about 15 mins]. Remove from water and set aside, to cool. Once cooled chop into about 1 inch cubes or wedges.
In a medium bowl combine: Mayo, Blue Cheese Dressing, Celery Seed, Tabasco, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Cider Vinegar, Bacon Drippings, Salt & Pepper.
Combine Potatoes, Onions, Bacon crumbles, Blue Cheese, Celery & Dressing in a large bowl. Toss the ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to eat.
If you want the bacon to stay crispy do not add until ready to eat. I had the bacon mixed in from the beginning and it still tastes great, but others may want crispy bacon.
This was a crowd pleaser at our family BBQ, hope you enjoy it!