I’ve never been a potato salad person. I never had it growing up (I think my mom hates mayonnaise or something so we didn’t have it in the house? I’m sure she’ll chime in the comments) and most super potato salad-y potato salads just look gross and sloppy to me. But I’ve been looking for side dishes to serve with my Friday sliders and I figured WHAT THE HECK LET’S TRY OUT A POTATO SALAD.
I tried to find recipes online and most had mustard or dill or other things I hate and don’t have in the house (I am my mother’s daughter) so I figured I’d just wing it. In the end what I came up with was delicious and I can see myself making many variations of this throughout the summer, even though I have rude and ungrateful children who both refused to eat it.
corn & potato salad with bacon
1 1/2 lbs baby potatoes
1/2 lb thick-cut bacon*
1 cup corn kernels
1/4 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip**
1-2 tbs minced fresh Italian parsley***
salt & pepper to taste
Wash the potatoes and cut them to bite-sized pieces. Add to a large pt of salted water and boil until they can be easily pierced with a fork but aren’t like, disintegrating. Allow to cool.
Cook your bacon until it is almost crispy. I like to add the bacon to a cold pan and slowly bring the heat up to medium low, turning the bacon often. Once it’s done cut/crumble it into small pieces.
Cook your corn. To my great shame I used frozen corn and just ran hot water over it to defrost it, but if you are fancy and not lazy you could use fresh corn, either boiled or roasted.
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Refrigerate until serving.
*I used bacon from Gelderman Farms that we picked up at the famer’s market. I TOTALLY recommend it!
**Miracle Whip is something we DID have in the house when I was a kid and I still prefer it to mayonnaise. You can use mayonnaise though, or sour cream or even plain yogurt. YOU DO YOU.
***I pretty much just added this for the visual effect of the green, but green onions or chives would have the same effect and prob add more to the flavour.