Continental Fried Potato Salad
Ingredients for Continental Fried Potato Salad
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How to Cook Continental Fried Potato Salad
- Peel the potatoes and cut into bite-size pieces (if you are using new potatoes, don't bother peeling them, just cut them into the right size). Rinse away any surplus starch in cold water then place the potato pieces in a large pan, cover by about 2" (5cm) with salted water and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, drain and spread out on a tea towel or kitchen paper to dry.
- While the potatoes are cooking, roughly chop the bacon into pieces and place in a large frying pan. Cook over a low/medium heat until the bacon is cooked and beginning to crisp (about 5-8 minutes). Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain the fat from the pan.
- Wipe the pan with paper kitchen towels and turn up the heat. Add the vegetable oil and heat until it begins to smoke. Carefully add the potatoes and shake the pan a few times to prevent sticking. Turn down the heat a little and let the potatoes brown. Season with salt and freshly-ground black pepper. Shake the pan and turn potatoes to brown on all sides.
- Peel and dice the ½ onion and, when the potatoes are almost completely browned, add to the pan, turn down the heat and let everything cook together until the onions are caramelised. Add the drained capers and red wine vinegar and use a wooden spatula to deglaze the pan. When the vinegar is mostly evaporated, remove the pan from the heat.
- Stir in the extra-virgin olive oil, mustard and cooked bacon. Re-season with lots of freshly-ground black pepper and serve warm.
GRAHAM'S HOT TIP:
When draining the bacon fat from the pan, you may wish to reserve some and add it right at the end, along with the olive oil, mustard and bacon. It will probably stretch your waistline, but it will taste VERY good!
Reviews of Continental Fried Potato Salad
March 20 2014
Excellent comfort food. What better mix than bacon and potatoes to fill you up and give you that warm comfortable feeling on a cold winter's day!! The kids went crazy for it and I wasn't far behind.
Marita (6 reviews)
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