This delicious salad is a nice alternative to the traditional mayonnaise potatoe salad. We enjoy it and hope you do also. Please feel free to review and post your comments as they help us and others learn. J & D.
Place the potatoes in a saucepan and bring to the boil. simmer for 6 to 7 minuted until the potatoes are tender but yet not very soft. Strain and allow to cool.
Thinly slice the shallots and garlic. Cut the bacon into small pieces. Heat the oil in a pan/wok and fry the shallots, garlic and bacon until crispy. Allow the bacon to have a head start to allow it to become crispy and crunchy while frying. When the mixture is just about ready add the few sprigs of thyme and the cracked pepper. Allow this mixture to cool.
Slice the cool potatoes into quarters and add the cool bacon/shallots and garlic. Mix together and add the basil pesto to glaze all the ingredients.