Bacon Deviled Egg Potato Salad

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Bacon Deviled Egg Potato Salad. Linda Larsen
  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 servings
Ratings (7)

Bacon Deviled Egg Potato Salad is an incredibly good recipe that tastes just like a combination of deviled eggs and rich potato salad. I learned about this method of using the egg yolks to help make the salad dressing from a person who worked in a deli. You won't believe how velvety and rich that makes the dressing. This dressing, as a matter of fact, is just like the famous dressing for My Mother's Potato Salad, but with the eggs added. And it really does taste like deviled eggs!

I like to serve this recipe along side barbecued ribs or grilled burgers or steak for a summer cookout.

What You'll Need

  • 5 pounds red round potatoes
  • 6 hard cooked eggs, cut in half
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

How to Make It

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and boil until tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. Check the potatoes constantly at 20 minutes. When you can stick a fork into the potato easily and it almost slides off the fork, the potato is done.

Since the potatoes won't be all the same size, check them occasionally. You'll remove the smaller potatoes first. Place the cooked potatoes on a wire rack until cool enough to handle.

Don't let the potatoes cool completely, because if they are still warm when they are put into the dressing, they will absorb more flavor.

While the potatoes are cooking, remove the egg yolks from the hard cooked eggs and place them in a large bowl. Mash the yolks using the back of a fork or a potato masher until they are smooth, then gradually add about 1/3 cup of the mayonnaise, mixing with the back of a spoon until the dressing is very smooth. Then beat in all of the remaining mayonnaise, the Miracle Whip, mustard, and milk. (and be sure to use Miracle Whip! That ingredient is slightly sweeter than mayonnaise and really adds a nice tang to the recipe.)

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, but still warm, peel them and cut them into cubes; mix the cubed potatoes into the dressing as you work. Chop the egg whites and add to the salad, along with the celery, green onions, and bacon. Mix gently but thoroughly. Cover and chill for at least four to five hours before serving.