Spinoff Earl’s Potato Salad

Serves 4

Time: 30 minutes

This music will make you dance! Colin James is a great Canadian musician! When my hubby and I visited New Orleans we did a cemetary walking tour and learned a LOT about Voodoo…. We also heard CJ perform live in Edmonton – amazing! AND this potato salad is pretty amazing… one could say that it can cause a spiritual reaction…. As an FYI – we have had this for breakfast, and why wouldn’t you? potatoes, eggs, corn, bacon… delicious! My daughter also likes it in a cold thermos for school lunches.

Music Selection: Voodoo Thing – Colin James

Ingredients:

1 cup mayonnaise

 ½ cup sour cream

1 tsp lemon juice

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 c. grated parmesan

3 Tbsp melted butter

2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped finely

1 Tbsp smoked paprika – optional

1 Tbsp finely chopped green onion – optional

½ tsp salt

1 cup frozen corn

4 large russet potatoes

5 strips bacon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 deg C. Line cookie sheet with foil and single layer the strips of bacon. Bake in oven for about 15 minutes, until bacon is crispy. Remove and set aside.

While bacon is cooking, peel potatoes and cut into small chunks. In large pot of salted water, boil potatoes until cooked – about 10 minutes. Drain and put in bowl.

While potatoes are cooking, in small frying pan melt 1 Tbsp butter (or use some of the bacon grease if bacon is done) and fry the frozen corn until it starts to turn golden. Remove from heat.

In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, 2 Tbsp melted butter and fresh dill (also mix in smoked paprika and green onion if adding). Mix well.

In large bowl, toss the corn, bacon and hot potatoes. Pour dressing over all and toss lightly. Serve warm. Garnish with dash of smoked paprika, chopped green onion or additional chopped fresh dill.

As a breakfast tip: prepare bacon and corn the night before and heat in microwave in the morning. Also make the dressing the night before and leave in fridge. That way, in the morning, you just have to boil the potatoes! AND if you want to serve with boiled eggs, add 4 -5  eggs into the pot with the potatoes and boil for about 12 minutes until eggs are done! Serve with fresh fruit and you’ve covered most of the major food groups: protein: bacon and eggs; fats: mayonnaise; vegetables: potatoes; fruit – whatever you pick!

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