I was watching some cooking show and the hostess had a couple of great recipes that I intend on trying. Without a doubt, they will taste amazing. This is a simple potato salad that would be rich in flavour and I’m adding a couple of modifications to it. The other is a potato tort that was making my mouth water just looking at it. Both are extremely simple, there’s no messing them up really. The measurements weren’t giving so use your best judgment based on the amount of people you’re cooking for.
- Several potatoes (waxy potatoes are best for retaining their shape)
- Bacon – cut into finger-width slices before cooking
- Minced garlic
- Thinly sliced red onion
- White wine vinegar
- Chicken Stock
- Grape seed or olive oil
- Salt (I use No Salt)
- A little pepper
- Green peas (I will substitute with chick peas)
- A generous amount of parsley (not originally called for but I think it will make a good addition)
Boil potatoes until tender throughout and let cool (if they’ve been chilled in the fridge, they’ll be easier to dice). Dice them into bite-sized pieces and put into a large mixing bowl.
In a pan, fry bacon until crisp. Once cooked, drain most of the fat but not all (leave a few tablespoons in it). Place back on heat and add garlic and onion. Sautee for about 5 minutes.
Add the white wine vinegar to release the browned bacon bits stuck on the bottom of the pan. Once the bottom of the pan is cleaned, add the chicken stock. peas, and grape seed oil. Warm thoroughly, remove from heat and pour over the potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add parsley and mix all ingredients well then serve.