Friday, June 22, 2018

Shaker Potato Salad with Bacon (1953)

  • 6 medium potatoes, cooked in skins
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs
  • 1 tbspn parsley, minced
  • 1 tbspn sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 2 bunches leaf lettuce, crisped
Boil potatoes in the skins. When just cool enough to peel, removed skins and slice fine. 

Try out (means "render" or "fry") finely cut bacon. Add onions to rendered bacon pieces, and simmer until golden, but not brown. Add salt, pepper, sugar, and vinegar to hot bacon and onion mixtures. 

Heat, and turn this hot dressing over warm potatoes. Turn salad on bed of lettuce leaves, and sprinkle generously with minced parsley. Dress up the salad with quarters of hard-cooked eggs.  Serves 6.

More "Lost" Potato Recipes
Scalloped Potatoes with Fritos (1955)
Classic Corn Chowder with Potatoes (1952)

(Origin - "The Shaker Cook Book - Not by Bread Alone" by Caroline B. Piercy, 1953.)

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