My yummy potato salad

These quantities are good for a big party. I took it to a braai at our neighbour’s house where there were about 12 people and it was easily polished off.

It’s another dish to make at a leisurely pace, layering your salad with love and watching it develop into this masterpiece. I like to use new potatoes because you don’t have to peel them which saves a lot of time. Oh, and for any vegetarians out there, if you add sweetcorn in place of the bacon it’s really good.

Potato salad doesn’t get better than this…

1kg new potatoes

9 rashers of streaky bacon

3 eggs, hardboiled

200g creme fraiche

200g mayonnaise

2 tbsps fresh chives, snipped into small pieces

1 Boil the potatoes for about 20 mins until a knife inserts easily through them.

2 Meanwhile, fry the bacon until it’s crispy and hard boil the eggs.

3 Mix together the mayo and creme fraiche.

4 Drain the potatoes and let them cool a bit, then slice them into bite-sized pieces.

5 Start assembling the salad in layers. Place a third of the potatoes on the bottom and combine with a third of the creme fraiche and mayo mix. Crumble three rashers of bacon over them, then grate  one of the hard boiled eggs on top.

6 Repeat twice more until your ingredients are all finished. I put the potatoes into the bowl with the creme fraiche mix first so they are covered and then start the next layer with them.

7 Once you’ve finished all the ingredients, snip your fresh chives over the top.

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