Red Potato Salad
Mama has her way of doing things, and that’s most obvious in the kitchen. Whether it’s the tomato aspic she refuses to take off the Christmas menu, the cream of mushroom-filled casserole she won’t lighten up, or the fudge recipe she swears she didn’t get off the bottle of Marshmallow Fluff, Mama likes things done the old-school way. While we love Mama (and all of our favorite vintage recipes), we have a suggestion. Instead of that old-fashioned, mayonnaise-laden potato salad of hers, bring this brand-new red potato salad to the church potluck this year. We guarantee it will get all the glowing reviews that it received in our own Test Kitchen.There aren’t many dishes we won’t happily add bacon to, and this tangy red potato salad is no exception. Fresh herbs balance out and lighten up the rich bacon flavor, so this potato salad doesn’t feel quite so heavy. With smoky bacon, a hint of sugar, bright herbs, and a zingy dressing, this red potato salad ticks every flavor box we can think of. A tip from the Test Kitchen: In Step 3, immediately toss the hot potatoes with the dressing so they soak up all of the vinegar for the most flavorful result. This potato salad is perfect for potlucks because it can be served at room temperature, although it’s delicious warm as well. Plus, our Test Kitchen Professionals agreed that this potato salad isn’t one that should be reserved solely for summer cookouts. Since it can be served warm and is full of comforting flavor, this red potato salad would be delicious during the winter months, too. The range of flavors it presents makes this red potato salad an easy side dish for any main protein. Trust us and try this delicious red potato salad recipe. It just might become one of Mama’s go-tos!