July 5, 2010

July 4th Recipe - Sour Cream Potato Salad

This potato salad recipe has become my ultimate favorite potato salad.  My sister-in-law, Leta, saw a recipe similar to this one prepared on a cooking channel.  She made it for a family gathering out of her head and I have further adapted it for our tastes.  My recipe leans more toward a baked potato theme.  Hope you enjoy it!

Sour Cream Potato Salad

Unpeeled or peeled red potatoes, cut in bite size pieces and boiled, about 8 - 9 medium potatoes

6 slices of bacon, diced, and fried crisp

1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh dill or dill weed, to taste

1 Tablespoon apple cider or white vinegar

3/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

3-4 green onions

Cook the potatoes and fry the bacon crisp.  Combine dill or dill weed, vinegar, sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth and creamy.  Add dressing and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to cooled potatoes.  Slice green onions and their stems.  Sprinkle extra 1/2 cup on cheddar cheese on top of potato mixture, then sprinkle green onion and crisp bacon pieces.

I am not a huge raw onion fan.  I love the taste that an onion leaves behind, but just don't like the bite.  Leaving the onions on top of the salad allows the onion lovers to get as much as onion as they want and allows folks like me to dig deeper to leave the onions behind.

Hope you enjoy the salad.  It is delicious!

Note:  July 16 - I am adding this post to a Salad Party at Beneath My Heart.  Click on over there and enjoy some new salad recipes!

~Judy :)

3/20/12 Some great recipes are found at Beauty & Bedlam's Tasty Tuesdays.  I'm linking up today here.:

Beauty and Bedlam


  1. That looks and sounds wonderful:) I will be making it soon. But I will have to tell my kids it's baked potato "something" because they "don't eat potato salad"! lol:) Thanks!

  2. I have the same basic recipe, except no bacon and mmade with mustard. Thank you for the linky party invite! I am getting bored with mine. Think I will try your recipe with bacon on the side. My boys will be thanking YOU

  3. Judy, this looks wonderful! And I just love your onion idea. I, too, like the flavor of onion, but I'm not a fan of eating raw onion, so this is a great way to have the best of both worlds! :)

  4. Judy, this sounds great! I love potato salads, and I can tell I would love this one too. YUM!
    Thanks for linking to my party. :)

  5. this is and has been my go to potato salad for years! a perennial favorite around here!

    1. Thanks, Liberty. I don't think I've made another kind since I found this one! AND your zucchini pancakes look wonderful. Zucchini is so wonderful for adding moisture. I look forward to trying this one -- my husband is gluten intolerant.

      Judy :)


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