Thursday, December 08, 2005

Bacon Potato Salad

Potato Salad. A simple yet amazingly versatile dish. Can be part of a main course, a side dish, or eaten as a snack (for those late night munchies). Yet, it's tasty enough even for those who don't really fancy that potato taste (like yours truly).

* potatos potatoes Potato x N, where N is a positive non-zero Integer.
* Bacon strips (or mince meat for Halal version)
* Eggs
* Butter
* mayonaise
* salt and pepper
* Some garlic (optional. I din put cos here too expensive :p)

Dice the potatoseses ubi kentang. Small pieces if you're like me and don't particularly like the taste, moderately large otherwise.

Boil and boil and boil till it's soft but still structurally intact. (circa 15 mins)

Then, drain and let it cool overnight in the fridge. Yes, overnight. It helps. Unless you want to end up with mashed potato.
Chilled potato = easier to mix + won't melt the other ingredients and leave watery goo at bottom of bowl.

(sorry, forgot to take photo of following steps. They took place the following day)

The rest of the steps:
1. (this is the part that gives it the oomph, but also the unhealthiness and haramness) Fry some chopped up bacon strips. Don't put too much oil, just enough to line the pan. Mr. Bacon will have more oil oozing out soon (we want that too). When the bacon is crispy (but not burnt), dump the whole thing over out chilled-boiled potato (yes, along with the bacon oil. It adds on to the taste).

2. Hard boil an egg (or two, depending on how much potato you used), finely cube it, or just smash it up with a fork if you're lazy. Add to potato.

3. Melt some butter in the pan, and pour over potato. (If you want to include the garlic, mince them and lightly fry em' while melting the butter).

4. Mayonaise. Amount depends on the creaminess you desire. Use light mayonaise if you're worried about the amount of fat that's already in the mix.

5. Mix it all up.

6. Salt and pepper to taste. Make sure you take a bite before adding the salt. The bacon already adds on to the saltiness.

7. Serve, or keep in the fridge and eat portion by portion. It stores for quite a while. (Summore no need to heat up. Great when eaten cold).

Goes great with just about anything.

As part of your breakfast set...

.. or for lunch, accompanied by Belacan Fried Chicken..

... or for dinner, as a side dish, to complement the Glazed Lamb Chops.

(No, I did not eat all that in one day. Pics were taken over a period of 2 weeks)


At December 09, 2005 2:15 am, Anonymous smashpOp said...

wah food !!!!!!!!! i have lotsa food in my blog too.. just that.. i.... don cook them.. yikes.. >< hehe

At December 09, 2005 3:30 am, Blogger iwannaeatporkchoptonight said...

Nice blog~ as in reallly nice~ :P~ This is one site that I should avoid when I'm hungry... :)~

At December 09, 2005 3:32 am, Blogger iwannaeatporkchoptonight said...

Oh by the way, can I like your blog to mine?

At December 09, 2005 9:31 am, Blogger shawnchin said...

smashpop: been to your site quite a few times. Always make me hungry :p

iwanna...: Thanks. Link away. I'll be honoured ;)


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