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Jamie Oliver’s Potato Salad with a Bacon

by Olexiy Bayev
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When it’s a new potato season you can’t pass by it, and not to cook something, especially when it’s all over shops and markets. Accidentally, I ran into Jamie Oliver’s video where he cooks a potato salad. I got interested in an ingredient combination and decided to follow him without hesitation.

Anyway, simply put, potato salad is exactly just finely dressed boiled potato. So the main ingredient is potato and the rest is dressing + flavors. But what I’ve got in a result made me think: “How come I’ve never thought of something like that myself?”

Simple and affordable ingredients make unique taste and flavor combinations when mixing. Thanks to the yogurt-based sauce (I replaced it with sour cream in the recipe) salad turns out very rich and gentle.

Small pieces of golden fried bacon add a bit of crunch and salt. And greens, which you can easily replace with your favorite one, decorate a salad and add freshness.

The dressing, by the way, is pretty universal too. If you want it fatter and richer taste use mayonnaise, if you want low-fat – use yogurt or sour cream. You can make mixed dressing as a compromise after all.

This salad can be the main course for 2 or even 3 hungry persons. Also, it can be a perfect complement to a meat or fish dish as technically its a salad and side dish at the same time.

What You Need to Cook Jamie Oliver’s Potato Salad with a Bacon

INGREDIENTS:

  • 800 g of new potatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 100 g of bacon or smoked breast
  • 1 small bunch of greens to taste (mint, basil, spring onion, dill, parsley)
  • 120 g of sour cream (you can also use yogurt or mayonnaise)
  • Salt, pepper

EQUIPMENT:

  • nothing, that you wouldn’t have

How to Make Jamie Oliver’s Potato Salad with a Bacon: Step-by-Step Instructions🔪

STEP 1. WASH AND BOIL THE POTATO

Wash 800 g of the new potatoes under the running water and clean it from the soil and other dirt using the hard side of dishwashing sponge (of course without cleaning products).

Put the potatoes to the pan, add cold water in the order it covers the potato, add a pinch of salt, and put on the fire.

Put the potatoes on the fire for jamie oliver's potato salad with a bacon
Cook for about 10 minutes from the boiling moment.


STEP 2. PREPARE THE REST OF INGREDIENTS

While the potatoes are boiling let’ do the rest of the ingredients. Cut the bacon (100 g) into long thin 5 mm slices.

Cut the bacon for jamie oliver's potato salad with a bacon
Finely chop 1 small bunch of onion and basil.

You can easily replace greens from this recipe with your favorite one: mint, parsley, dill, chives, and also make any taste combinations you want.

Make a zest from 1 lemon.

Make a zest from 1 lemon for jamie oliver's potato salad with a bacon
Put a small frying pan on the fire, add there 1 tbsp of oil and fry sliced bacon until golden for 3-4 minutes.

Then, carefully put it on the paper towel to absorb the extra fat.

Put it on the paper towel for jamie oliver's potato salad with a bacon


STEP 3. MAKE A SALAD

Check if the potato is ready with a knife if it easily slides to the middle it is ready. Remove the water and let it cool down for a couple of minutes.

Cut the potato as you want, the bigger ones cut in 4 parts, smaller ones in 2-3, and so on. Chopped potato put to the serving plate.

Cut the potato for jamie oliver's potato salad with a bacon

Salt and pepper, add lemon zest and squeeze a juice from half a lemon on top, finely mix everything.

Add 120 g of sour cream (I used 20% one) and chopped greens, mix everything again.

Jamie in his video dresses salad with yogurt and also speaks about mayonnaise alternative. I decided to go a bit different way and used sour cream. You, on the other hand, can choose any one of them.

Place fried bacon on top. Taste a salad and add salt, pepper, lemon juice, dressing to taste if necessary.

Place fried bacon on top for jamie oliver's potato salad with a bacon
And that’s all – the salad is ready, serve while warm.

Serve while warm jamie oliver's potato salad with a bacon

Jamie Oliver’s Potato Salad with a Bacon

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This salad can be the main course for 2 or even 3 hungry persons. Also, it can be a perfect complement to a meat or fish dish as technically its a salad and side dish at the same time.
Jamie Oliver's Potato Salad with a Bacon easy to make step-by-step recipe
CourseSalad
CuisineGerman
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings3
Calories432kcal

Equipment

  • nothing, that yo couldn't have

Ingredients

  • 800 g new potatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 100 g bacon or smoked breast
  • 1 bunch of greens (mint, basil, spring onion, dill, parsley)
  • 120 g sour cream (you can also use yogurt or mayonnaise)
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Wash 800 g of the new potatoes and clean it from the soil and other dirt using the hard side of dishwashing sponge. Put the potatoes to the pan, add cold water in the order it covers the potato, add a pinch of salt, and put on the fire. Cook for about 10 minutes from the boiling moment.
  • Cut the bacon (100 g) into long thin 5 mm slices.
  • Finely chop 1 small bunch of onion and basil.
  • Make a zest from 1 lemon.
  • Put a small frying pan on the fire, add there 1 tbsp of oil and fry sliced bacon until golden for 3-4 minutes. Then, carefully put it on the paper towel to absorb the extra fat.
  • Check if the potato is ready with a knife. Remove the water and let it cool down for a couple of minutes. Cut the potato as you want. Chopped potato put to the serving plate.
  • Salt and pepper, add lemon zest and squeeze a juice from half a lemon on top, finely mix everything.
  • Add 120 g of sour cream and chopped greens, mix everything again.
  • Place fried bacon on top. Taste a salad and add salt, pepper, lemon juice, dressing to taste if necessary. Serve while warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 1295mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg
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