Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Fare...

We had this last night and it was very good! It was so different and unique that I had to share it with y'all! We had so much grilling going on and visiting with family at the same time, that we didn't get around to taking any photos! But this is exactly what it looks like. The photo and recipe both come from Southern Living - my favorite!!!

Grilled Potato Salad

8 bacon slices
4 medium-size red potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (I used 8 small russet)
1 large white onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips (I used 1 red onion)
Potato Salad Dry Rub
Potato Salad Dressing
Garnish: chopped fresh parsley (I omitted this - not a parsley fan)

Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Cook bacon, in batches, in a large skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon. Add potatoes, onion, and Potato Salad Dry Rub to hot drippings in skillet, tossing to coat. Remove potato mixture with a slotted spoon. Grill potato mixture, covered with grill lid, over 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat in a grill wok or metal basket 30 minutes or until tender, stirring every 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add Potato Salad Dressing, and toss to coat. Stir in bacon. Garnish, if desired. Serve warm.

* We ended up grilling so much food, that to save time - I just put these in the oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour! They might have missed some of the smokey flavor from the grill, but still very good!!! Next time we'll throw them on the grill and see how they compare!

Potato Salad Dry Rub

2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. dried crushed rosemary
1/8 tsp. celery seeds

Stir together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container up to 1 month. Makes: about 2 Tbs.

Potato Salad Dressing

5 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Stir together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Makes: 1/2 cup


Rachel said...

I love homemade potato salad and I bet the bacon was a great addition! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

That looks so fantastic!!!!! I have a block party coming up that I might make that for :)

Mary said...

I've never used grilled potatoes in a salad. This sounds really interesting. Hmmm! Have a wonderful day.

teresa said...

Grilled potato salad! How cool! This looks wonderful!

Jamie said...

Potatoes, bacon and onion...yum! How can you go wrong? I've never grilled potatoes like that. It looks really good.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. You've got some good looking recipes on yours. I'll be back to visit more.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the comments ladies!!! Yes, the bacon was a great addition!!! This isn't your typical potato salad, that's for sure! Very different tasting - you might want to try it out first before you take it to a party!? We loved it though!!!

Jamie, thanks for stopping by! Come back anytime!!! :o)

Katy ~ said...

I think I would much prefer these potatoes over boiled potatoes. Yum Yum Yum!! I can almost taste this.

Sweta said...

I'm sure the hubby will love this-I'm not a big potato fan though :)

www.figtreeapps@blogspot.com said...

This sounds delicious..look forward to trying it. Figtreeapps

Katherine Aucoin said...

That has to be the most awesome potato salad I have ever seen. I have to try this one. it's a keeper.

Delectable Dining said...

This looks so unbelievably good! You can't go wrong with these ingredients!

Annie Kate said...

I didnt' know how else to contact you.
I am thrilled that you made the money book - you will for sure see some tears.
I usually have the teacher sit down on a chair in front of the class and read them. the kids love hearing them read their answer.

Thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know you enjoyed it.
i have also discovered that kinkos will bind it for $.50 cents.

Have a blast delivering that sweet gift to her.