Potato Salad with Old Bay and Bacon
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Old Bay Seasoning and Bacon Bits give this traditional potato salad recipe a twist that will keep you coming back for more.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
  • 5 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 10 hard-boiled eggs (chop 8 to mix in the salad, 2 sliced to put on top when ready to serve)
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • ¾ cup sliced baby dill pickles
  • ⅓-1/2 cup real bacon bits
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 tbsp dry parsley
  • Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓-1/2 cup pickle juice
  • 1 tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1½ tsp of Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • salt to taste
  1. Put cut-up potatoes in a large pot. Cover with water (waterline should be an inch above the potatoes).
  2. Add 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning and 2 tsp salt. Bring to a boil, turn down slightly, and continue to boil potatoes for 15-20 minutes or until fork-tender.
  3. Next, drain potatoes and allow them to cool. When cooled, dice potatoes and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add chopped eggs, sliced celery, diced onion, sliced pickles, bacon bits, and dried parsley flakes.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, make the sauce by combining mayonnaise, pickle juice, dried onion flakes, 1½ tsp Old Bay Seasoning, sugar, and mustard. Whisk together and pour over the potatoes in the large mixing bowl.
  6. Stir well until everything is completely mixed. Take a bite. Add salt to taste if needed.
  7. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  8. When ready to serve, slice the two hard-boiled eggs you reserved and arrange them on top. Sprinkle with more parsley, bacon bits, and Old Bay.
  9. Serve and Enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at https://reallifedinner.com/potato-salad-with-old-bay-and-bacon/