Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"Baked Potato" Salad

Last night, Wes and I were going out on the boat (yup, we got a boat!!), and I thought it would be fun to take a picnic dinner. So, we had ham and provoalone wraps, watermelon, and this "baked potato" salad. I tried to copy the salad from a restaurant on John's Island that has now closed, and I think I did a pretty darn good job! And, Wes ate his entire plate of it...he's branching out!!! Now, of course I didn't do a good job measuring, so you may need to tweak these amounts.

1/2 a bag of petite red potatoes, rinsed and diced into small pieces
2 T. white vinegar
1/3 c. mayo
1/3 c. sour cream (plus an extra spoonful I think :))
1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 small package of already cooked bacon (the little bags near salad dressings-the 'recipe sized' pieces)
about 2 T. diced up fresh chives
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, boil the potatoes in some generously salted water for about 10-11 minutes, until just tender. While that is boiling, combine the mayo, sour cream, cheese, bacon, chives, and some salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drain the potatoes well, and while they're still hot, sprinkle with the vinegar. When the potatoes have cooled to room temperature, combine with the mayo mixture. Serve at room temperature or cold. So yummy!!

And just 'cause I know you want to see it, here are a few pictures of the boat :)