BLT Potato Salad

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  • Cook time icon 15 minutes Prep | 40 minutes Cooking
  • Servings icon 8-10 Servings
BLT Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 2½ pounds red potatoes, cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. plus ½ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 12 oz. thick-cut bacon slices (5 to 7 slices), diced
  • 1 cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes (12 oz.), halved
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions (about 3)
  • 6 cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce (6 oz.)

Preparation

1. Place the potatoes and 1 tablespoon of the salt in a large pot. Cover by 1 inch with cool water, then bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside to cool completely. Meanwhile, cook the bacon.

2. Place the bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat and cook until the fat renders and the bacon is crisp, about 20 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve and slightly cool 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat (but do not let it solidify).

3. Whisk the Duke’s Mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, pepper, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, and bacon fat together in a large bowl. Add the potatoes, ½ cup of the bacon, tomatoes, and scallions, and toss to combine.

4. Just before serving, add the lettuce and toss again. Taste and season with more salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle with the remaining bacon.

 

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