In today’s post, I’ll show you a simple & easy recipe for a quick potato salad with bacon & rocket.
The potato salad is made super fast & without much effort & is ideal as a side dish for barbecue or even as a light main dish for lunch or dinner. I wish you lots of fun cooking 😉
Cooked/Baked today: Potato Salad with Bacon & Rocket
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 60 minutes
Category: Salad Recipes, Barbecue Recipes, Side Dishes, Recipes with Potatoes
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Ingredients for 1 Bowl Potato Salad:
- 1,5 kilograms waxy potatoes
- 400 milliliters vegetable or beef stock
- 150 grams smoked bacon
- 75 milliliters white wine vinegar
- 50 milliliters canola oil
- 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
- 1 onion
- About 100 grams rocket
- Oil for frying
- Salt & pepper
Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:
- Mixing bowl/Salad bowl
- Pot for potatoes
- Small knife to peel off cooked potatoes
- Small bowl for dressing
- Frying pan for bacon & onions
Cover potatoes (with skin) in a large pot with salted water, bring to a boil and then cook over low to medium heat with lid closed for 20 – 25 minutes. Drain the potatoes over a pasta strainer and let them steam to cool a bit.
In a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons grainy mustard, 75 milliliters white wine vinegar & 50 milliliters canola oil until you got a dressing, then set aside until further use. Cut 150 grams of smoked bacon into cubes or strips. Peel off 1 onion and finely chop.
…for potato salad:
Heat up a pan adding a dash of oil, put onions & bacon to the pan and sauté over medium heat for about 3 – 4 minutes stirring from time to time. Finally pour in 400 milliliters vegetable stock, bring everything to a boil and then remove from heat.
Peel the potatoes still warm with a small knife and then cut into thin slices. Transfer the potato slices to a salad bowl & mix together with the hot onion-bacon broth & the vinegar-oil dressing.
Then set the potato salad aside to cool down a bit & to make sure the potatoes have almost completely absorbed the broth. Season with salt & pepper to taste & fold in as much rocket as you want just before serving. I wish you lots of fun cooking 😉
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):