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  1. This is my Italian Potato Salad recipe that I love to make in the summer. This is not your typical boring picnic Potato Salad Recipe, you know the kind made with mustard, mayo, pickle relish…..YAAAAWN! Try this Italian Potato Salad Recipe at your next summer get together and you will love it! The recipe is below! Enjoy!

    Ingredients

        3 Lbs. red potatoes cut in half.
        1 medium red onion finely diced.
        8 ounces of cooked bacon.
        I use bacon ends and pieces because there is more meat then regular bacon strips.
        1 Jar of roasted red bell peppers drained and chopped rough.
        2 to 3 Tbsp. Capers drained.
        4 Cloves of finely minced garlic or more to taste.
        1 Cup of green olives.
        1/4 to 1/2 Cup finely sliced basil leaves or 1 Tbsp. dry basil.
        1/2 Cup finely chopped Italian flat leaf parsley.
        1/2 to 1 Tbsp. Dried crushed oregano bulbs.
        1/2 to 3/4 Cup of olive oil your preference for dressing consistency.
        2 Tbsp. Red wine vinegar.
        2 to 4 Anchovies or more to taste.
        4 Hard boiled eggs.
        Salt and black pepper to taste.
        Optional Ingredients:
        1 Tsp. dried Rosemary.
        1 Tsp. dried Thyme.
        1/2 to 1 Tbsp. of red pepper flakes.
        1/2 Cup sliced black olives.

    Instructions

        You will need a large sauce pot or stock pot to cook the potatoes.
        Cut your potatoes in half cook them for 10 to 12 minutes until the potatoes are just tender but firm.
        Pour potatoes into a colander and allow the potatoes to cool.
        They will still be cooking while they are cooling.
        While potatoes are cooking go ahead and cook your bacon in a saute pan or
        skillet until crispy.
        When bacon is done remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate with paper towels to soak up excess grease.
        Now take your olive oil and pour it into a bowl.
        Add anchovies to the oil and mash them into the oil until dissolved into oil.
        Now add your garlic, basil, oregano, parsley, vinegar, salt and pepper and whisk together.
        Now add your bacon, capers, red onion, chopped red peppers to the dressing and mix well.
        Put your potatoes into large non-metallic
        bowl and pour the dressing over the potatoes and mix well with your hands or gently with a rubber spatula.
        Add quartered hard boiled eggs to top of large bowl of potato salad or on individual servings
        You can then either chill the Potato Salad Recipe or you can serve it immediately! Enjoy!

    This is a delicious MACHO cut potato salad it is bold and loaded with flavors. Try this potato salad at your next summer gathering or picnic!

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