I'm making this to take to the cookout at my parent's house on July 4th. It's my version of a potato salad they served at a cookout at Viking headquarters. I was told it was a "secret recipe" but the next day, when I was discussing the delicious potato salad with someone else, they told me it was bought from a wholesale food purveyor. Oh well, even though it wasn't homemade it sure was good!
I call this old-fashioned because it has a cooked dressing instead of a mayonnaise-based dressing. It's sweet and tangy and simply delicious!
Best Old-Fashioned Potato Salad with Bacon
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whipping cream
3 pounds red potatoes, boiled and diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 green onions, sliced
12 strips bacon, cooked, drained and crumbledOptional: Hard cooked eggs, 3-4 would be a nice addition
Whisk the eggs, sugar, mustard, salt and vinegar together in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until thickened. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes and then whisk in the whipping cream. Place the potatoes in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste and gently stir. Add the green onions and bacon. Pour the dressing over the top and toss gently to combine. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.