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Warm Potato Salad with Bacon, Apples & Rosemary

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Serves six.

Yields about 5 cups.

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 52

  • 1-1/2 lb.Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced into 1/2-inch half moons (see Choosing the best potatoes for salads)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 thick or 4 regular slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion (1/4-inch dice)
  • 1/3 cup apple-cider vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 1 sweet-tart apple (like Gala), peeled, cored, and cut into 3/4-inch dice
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary

Heat the oven to 400°F. Put the potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the oil. Season well with salt and pepper and toss. Spread the potatoes on a large baking sheet and roast until they're slightly brown and easily pierced with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon bits to a paper towel to drain.

Add the onion to the pan, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the onion is softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the vinegar, mix well, and then add the cooked potatoes, apple, bacon, parsley, and rosemary. Gently fold everything together until evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 290; Fat (g): fat g 20; Fat Calories (kcal): 180; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 5; Protein (g): protein g 4; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 12; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 25; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 310; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 15; Fiber (g): fiber g 3;

Photo: Scott Phillips

Excellent. Well worth making.

Ohmigosh, this is the best potato recipe ever. The flavors are outstanding and it is quite easy to prepare. I made it for the first time for a friends' dinner and this was the dish everyone exclaimed over. Thank you!

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