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Fingerling Potato Salad with Bacon and Gorgonzola

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Fingerling Potato Salad with Bacon and Gorgonzola
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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An elegant twist on a picnic classic, our potato salad showcases fingerling potatoes, crisp bacon, shallots and gorgonzola cheese.
Updated Apr 5, 2011

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fingerling potatoes, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup shallots, chopped
  • Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped for garnishing

Steps

  • 1
    In large pot of boiling salted water, cook potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain potatoes; cool to room temperature.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels; crumble.
  • 3
    In large bowl, add potatoes, bacon, gorgonzola, shallots, and mayonnaise. Gently fold potato mixture to combine all ingredients.
  • 4
    Season with salt and cayenne to taste—a little of both goes a long way.
  • 5
    Garnish with parsley. Serve immediately or within two hours.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Any small red potatoes with the skins left on would also work beautifully in this recipe.
  • tip 2
    Experiment with your favorite crumbly cheese, such as stilton or goat. Scallions could easily be substituted for the shallots.
  • tip 3
    This salad tastes best fresh. If you can’t serve within two hours, simply refrigerate then allow salad to return to room temperature before enjoying.

Nutrition

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