Two miracles about to happen. First, I am actually posting. Second, I am sharing a recipe I made up. NEVER HAPPENS! Okay didn't totally make up but tasted somewhere else and replicated it all on my own! I love potato salad anyway but this one was extra good!
Bacon Bleu Cheese Potato Salad
Boil, peel and cut up 15-20 good size red potatoes. (this salad doesn't have the bulk of the hard boiled eggs that many potato salads do so this may sound like a lot of potatoes but it really won't be super big.)
Dressing: I like to do a 1:1 of Mayo and Miracle Whip. For a salad this size I start with 1 cup of each and gradually add to make sure I am not overdoing it. If I need more I usually go with just Miracle Whip because that is my personal preference anyway! I added about 2-3 tbsp of pickle juice (as in liquid from the pickle jar!), a dash of garlic powder, dash of onion powder and a little salt and pepper to the dressing as well.
Add as much as you want of the following:
bacon (loved the Costco bag of bacon bits)
celery - chopped small
bleu cheese - I did 1 1/2 of the normal size packages you would buy in the grocery store. Then again I REALLY like bleu cheese! Save some to sprinkle on top as well.
I think the flavors blend well if you make it the night before and keep in the fridge until right before serving.
I took this salad to my mom's for David's homecoming and every drop was gone - one of the resons no picture is included! One cousin was asking me for the recipe and when I got to the bleu cheese part he looked surprised because he usually avoids it but didn't mind it this time.