Texas Country Potato Salad

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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 2 hours 12 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Difficulty: Easy

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4   strips bacon
1 lb small red potatoes, unpeeled
1   green onion, sliced
1   boiled egg, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste


Cook bacon until crispy. Drain, reserving a few tablespoons of the grease, and crumble. Set aside.

Place the potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water. Add a tablespoon of the bacon grease and some salt and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and let the potatoes cool and then cut into bite-size pieces.

In a separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper for dressing.

Toss potatoes, onion, and egg in dressing. Add bacon. Serve chilled.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. We have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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This is the best potatoe salad. I made over 6 lbs's and people were asking for seconds and the recipe. THE BEST!!!

By Anonymous on October 23, 2013


Add some chopped sweet gherkin pickles along with a tablespoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Add 1/4 cup of sour cream! Add mo' bacon! ...LOL! Put sum' South in yo Mouth! Yeah, baby! thanks!

By Rich Giddens on June 21, 2013


I have made the same potato salad for years ,I would like to try something new, and your the best Paula Dean, please help.

By Veronica Campos on October 23, 2011


Being from Texas of course I love this recipe. It's big on taste with only a few ingredients. Simple, easy and tasty. My youngest prefers it warm. I like it either warm or cold. I use turkey bacon and omit adding any grease, also add chopped celery. Red potatoes are a must.

By Mary Ann on August 19, 2011


I have made this potato salad for over 49 years but I add chopped sweet pickles and diced celery, my dad used to make this when I was a kid. Oh and add a little of the bacon grease and some of the sweet pickle juice to. YUM

By Anonymous on December 06, 2010


This recipe is too die for! Every time I make it I have to hide it from my husband so he hoard it all to himself!!! Every time i've ever made this everyone has just died over it! Thanks Paula for this recipe! It's been a HUGE hit!!!!

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By Anonymous on November 25, 2009


I have never made potato salad before, I have always been nervous about screwing it up. But this was soo easy to make and was very good!! Altho I did find that we has to add a lot more mayo and mustard or it was dry. But other then that very good.

By RWilcox on July 25, 2009


I love this recipe! It gets rave reviews everytime I make it!

By abowling on July 09, 2009


Being from Texas, I had to try this potato salad. I doubled the recipe and I used a small onion instead of green onions and three eggs. I also used 3/4 cup of mayo and 2 tablespoons of the mustard. It was good and I would make it again.

By deb2cute on February 22, 2009

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