French Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Prep time: 10 mins – Cook time: 30 mins – Total time: 40 mins


  • 2 packages Side Delights Steamables Reds or 3lbs small red potatoes
  • ¾ lb thick cut bacon
  • 1 head frisee lettuce, well washed and torn into bite sides pieces
  • 4 large boiled eggs, peeled and quatered
  • ¼ cup bacon fat
  • 1.5 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut potatoes into 1.5 inch wedges. Set a steamer basket in a large pot- filled with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Steam for 20-25 minutes on high then check for doneness. If they are still a bit hard, steam until they are fork tender, but not mushy.
  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over low heat- pouring off and reserving a bit of rendered fat each time you turn the bacon. When bacon is ready, cut into small pieces and set aside.
  • Make Dressing:
 Just before assembling, warm bacon fat until it is completely liquid. Whisk in vinegar and garlic. Since some bacon is quite seasoned, I recommend holding off on adding salt and pepper until you’ve tasted your vinaigrette.
  • Assemble the Salad: Toss potatoes and bacon with vinaigrette, letttuce, and chopped parsley. Top with quartered boiled eggs and a dusting of coarse ground black pepper.

By: Sabrina Modell – The Tomato Tart

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