My mother-in-law’s favorite “Company’s coming dinner” was German Hot Potato Salad and Roast Beef served with a green side salad.Â Jacque loved baconÂ probably since it was rationed or hard to come by during World War II.Â When she died at age 83, she had about 20 pounds of bacon in her freezer. She never wanted to run out!Â This is her recipe, and as simple as it is, it is always delicious. Chunk potatoes, bacon bits, scallions.Â Perfect combination.Â
6 Cups boiled potatoes, then either dice or slice potatoes (about 6 medium potatoes)
2 T chopped chives or parsley
2 T finely chopped scallions
4 slices of bacon, fried crispy and crumbled
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2/3 cup french salad dressing (Kraft is the type she used)
1/4 cup cider or wine vinegar or white balsalmic vinegar
Mix potatoes, chives, scallions, and bacon. Combine mayonnaise, dressing and vinegar: blend.Â Pour over potato mixture.Â Reheat in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 225 degree oven.
Serve hot or chilled, although my preference is straight from the oven.Â Makes 8 servings.