Texas Country Potato Salad

"Recipe from the Paula Deen Food Network show."
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  • Cook bacon until crispy, drain and crumble.
  • Reserve a tablespoon of the bacon drippings.
  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with cold water, add reserved bacon grease, some salt and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Drain and let cool, then cut into bite size pieces.
  • Mix together mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper for dressing in a separate bowl.
  • Mix together potatoes, green onion and egg and toss with dressing.
  • Add bacon and chill until serving time.

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  1. tomsawyer
    This was a really great potato salad. I thought it could have used some more mustard as it seemed a little bit lacking in flavor when we got to the end. Also I think that I should have cut the potatoes down even more as it was a very rich potato salad. All in all though it went well and was very well loved as it got eaten up. I think in the future I will always add bacon and bacon grease to my potato salad as it was such a nice element especially since it added a little more protein to the salad. Thanks for a great recipe!
  2. Julieannie
    This recipe was amazing. The bacon and eggs were the perfect addictions and the mayo and mustard were flavorful but light. The only flaw was that I didn't make enough since everyone devoured it.
  3. leah308
    awesome and delish! everyone loved it, I used the ingredients as a guide and just made the whole thing to taste. forgot to add the bacon greese to the potatoes and it was still fine.
  4. Snowgal
    Easy to make and very tasty salad. Got rave review from my party guests. The first time I fried the bacon, it was burnt very quickly in a pre-heated pan and it was not crispy. I subsequently learned that the bacon should be placed in a cold saucepan and get heated up together. That way, there is less oil coming out from the bacon (which causes the burnt) and the bacon will come out crispy.
  5. KennKonn
    WOW!! This was excellent. I made to 8 servings and added radishes and celery to it. Thanks for an excellent salad.


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