Fingerling Potato Salad with Bacon and Gorgonzola
Potato salad isn’t just for picnics and potlucks. Fingerling potatoes, rich Gorgonzola and crisp bacon elevate this simple side dish into elegant dinner-party fare.
I may be one of six people on the planet who doesn't go gaga for potatoes. They’re fine but don’t put me over the edge like some other starches (such as bread). Fingerling potatoes, however, are in a class by themselves. With their small size, cute shape and delicate skin, they remind me of little gems.
Fingerling potatoes are a delicacy compared to a big old bag of russets. With their creamy texture and gorgeous presentation, fingerlings are worth the few extra dollars. Turning something so refined into potato salad--one of the most humble and comforting of side dishes--gives me great joy.
This recipe is the ultimate celebration of a few stand-out ingredients that come together quickly yet taste better than any store-bought potato salad. Serve it with a steak or your favorite sandwich. Either way, I promise you will never look at potato salad the same way again.