I had called my son in law to come pick up the salads since the BBQ was at his house and he has an extra refrigerator, he arrived just as I was adding...
My grandmother made a spectacularly tasty but oh so bad for you potato salad, my mom made it for many years with a couple of healthier changes along the way and now I'm changing it ALL UP, back to grams dressing but using baked "french fries". Sorry for the lack of final pics, the salad was being picked up by my son in law as I finished it so he could store it in his extra fridge
I get the steak fries from the Dollar Tree but the generic brand at the super market should work as well, just be sure to break or cut any larger "fries" into a bite size.
approximately 2 lbs of steak fries about 2 cups of mayonnaise 1lb of bacon, browned and crumbled 1 cup of bacon ambrosia half a large onion, chopped 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup milk
Step 2: The fries
spread your steak fries on a baking sheet or pizza pan, I cook them a little hotter than the package calls for and a little longer, about 400f and 45minutes, you want the potatoes to have a nice outer crust to hold up against the "dressing"
Step 3: BACON ! !
over a med heat cook the bacon until crispy and set on paper towel or a wire rack to cool, reserve the drippings
Step 4: Dressing one
heat the reserved bacon ambrosia and add in the apple cider vinegar, stir to get all the bits off the bottom of the pan, the aroma that will fill your house is HEAVENLY... add in the chopped onion and remove the pan from the heat
Step 5: Dressing 2
In a bowl combine the mayonnaise, the milk, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and sugar, stir and taste, it should be slightly sweet to counter all the grease and vinegar in dressing 1
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