Mum's potato salad recipe

Potato salad, just like mum used to make.
Potato salad, just like mum used to make. Photo: Natalie Boog

A regular at barbecues and picnics, my mum would cook double the bacon needed in anticipation of the children sneaking a piece at every opportunity.


2kg potatoes, cut into 2cm cubes

175g eye bacon, trimmed and diced

½ cup mayonnaise

½ cup basic vinigarette*

1 tbsp seeded mustard

salt and freshly ground white pepper

1 red capsicum, finely diced

4 eggs, boiled until just set, cut into quarters

2 tbsp chopped chives

*For a basic vinaigrette, mix five parts oil to one part vinegar. Season with salt, pepper and a dash of sugar to cut the acidity.


Boil potatoes in plenty of salted water until just cooked. Drain and keep warm.

Fry bacon until golden and crispy, drain on paper towel.

Mix mayonnaise and vinaigrette, add mustard and season.

Place all ingredients in a large bowl, toss gently and serve.