Recipe

Creamy potato salad

A classic side dish for the Aussie barbecue, this creamy potato salad is also an excellent option for picnics and buffet lunches.

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Creamy potato salad
  • 1.5 kilograms kipfler (fingerling) or small dutch cream potatoes
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 4 rindless bacon slices (260g), halved
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ cup (45g) drained cornichons, sliced (see tips)
  • 1 cup (300g) whole-egg mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup (60ml) pouring cream
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

Method

Creamy potato salad
  • 1
    Scrub potatoes well. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with cold salted water. Cover pan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain; cool slightly. Cut potatoes into thick rounds. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, place eggs in a small saucepan. Cover with warm water. Cover pan; bring to the boil. Boil, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Drain immediately, then rinse under cold water until cool enough to handle. Peel eggs.
  • 3
    Preheat grill (broiler). Place bacon, in a single layer, on
    an oven tray lined with foil; grill until browned. Turn and grill until browned. Drain on paper towel. Chop coarsely.
  • 4
    Reserve a quarter of the bacon, chives and dill. Add remaining bacon, chives and dill, along with the cornichons, to potato in bowl. Add combined mayonnaise, cream, mustard and garlic; toss gently. Season to taste.
  • 5
    Spoon potato salad into a serving bowl. Top with halved eggs and the reserved bacon, chives and dill.

Notes

Recipe is not suitable to freeze or microwave.Cornichons are baby gherkins. You can use sliced or chopped dill pickles or gherkins, if you prefer.

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