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Warm Potato Salad with Arugula and Bacon

 
Warm potato salad with arugula and bacon on a white platter with a wooden background and green striped towel.

Warm Potato Salad with Arugula and Bacon - Oven crisped red, white, and purple potatoes with salty bacon and cheese, peppery arugula, and a tangy browned butter vinaigrette dressing. This is having your salad and a baked potato rolled into one delicious mouthful! #potato #salad #butter #bacon #cheese | bobbiskozykitchen.com

 

 
 
Happy Tuesday y’all! 
 
I am all a flutter and uber excited today    because I am getting ready for the first official day of NASCAR  

 

That’s right, it is the Daytona 500 babeeeeee *raise the roof* 
 
Aside from the first day of football season, this is the day our race lovin’ little hearts look forward to all year long!! #sportsnerd 
 
But I know I am not alone, there are more of us out there. Right?
 
Please tell me that there are other people that look forward to this day like a kid looks forward to Christmas?

 

Even if it is not true, just say it to make me feel better mmkay? 
 
Thanks  
 
Warm Potato Salad with Arugula Bacon and Browned Butter on a white platter with a wooden background and green striped towel.
 
 
Every year we plan what we are going to nosh on while we watch our guys battle it out. 
 
No we don’t root for the same driver, which made for a realllllly interesting end of the season last year because his guy one 
 
And he was not a graceful winner.
 
I pouted.
 
But come on, his guy has 6 championships under his belt (now 7). I really wanted my little M&M guy to get his second win! 
 
Anywho, back to the menu, before I get too excited and wander off to arrange all of my Kyle Busch memorabilia to get some good mojo going.
 
We usually have a few appetizer type goodies, and then do something quick and easy, like burgers or dogs with all the fixins. But this year I decided to change things up a bit. So we are stickin’ with the nibbly portion, but for the main event we are goin’ a bit fancy. I got steak, and shrimp, and then this potato salad will be the side.
 
Now, I know potato salad isn’t that fancy. But with cute little tricolor potatoes, thinly sliced sweet onions, peppery arugula, all tossed with a warm bacon and browned butter vinaigrette?
 
That is some uptown high fallootin’ grub gang!
 
So if you want to be super cool and awesome (which is code for weird) like me, grab  a steak, make this salad, and watch some NASCAR!! 
 
I will be proudly waving my nerd flag high!
 
With my left hand of course, because I will be busy shoveling epic amounts of this fantabulous salad into my face with my right. 
 
Warm Potato Salad with Arugula Bacon and Browned Butter on a white platter.
 

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Warm Potato Salad with Arugula and Bacon

Oven crisped red, white, and purple potatoes with salty bacon and cheese, peppery arugula, and a tangy browned butter vinaigrette dressing. This is having your salad and a baked potato rolled into one delicious mouthful!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 40 mins

ingredients:

  • 2 pounds tricolor fingerling potatoes, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 of a sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • Shaved parmesan cheese

instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Cut the potatoes into 1/2-inch wedges. Scatter the potato wedges on 1 large rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with the olive oil and toss until coated. Season with salt and pepper and roast for about 25 minutes, until browned and crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the bacon and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until just beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is golden and the butter is just beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  3. Whisk the vinegar and mustard into the bacon and butter mixture; season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the onion and arugula. Add the dressing, toss again and top with chives and shaved parmesan. Serve warm, or at room temperature.
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  1. Sounds amazing!! Love potato salad!!

  2. Looks so good, I could definitely have a plateful of this!

  3. This sounds like a perfect potato salad to me! A lovely non-mayo version!!!

  4. Loving everything about this salad, this is one my whole family would love. Have fun watching the races.

  5. This is seriously being made in my home ASAP! Wow…..

  6. Yes, I wanted to do something without mayo 🙂 so glad you like it Liz

  7. Thanks Cheri! Well, neither one of our guys won, but it was a good race 🙂

  8. Yay! I hope you love it as much as everyone here did!!

  9. I love the textures and flavors of this salad Bobbi!

  10. I've never tried potatoes and greens together. This will be on the dinner meny this week.

  11. I love the multi-colored fingerling potatoes – the salad sounds terrific.

  12. Oh I think you will really like it Monica!

  13. Love those curls of parmesan!

  14. Gotta love cheese and potatoes 🙂

  15. Oh my gosh I would kill for this right now. YUM!

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  17. Now this is my kind of a potato salad. None of that mayo and all of the wholesome goodness. My only modification would be a lot more whole grain mustard, but that is a personal preference.

  18. I love a good potato salad! This sounds amazing. Will have to try it over the weekend. 🙂

  19. This salad looks amazing! I'm not a mayo person, so potato salad has never been something I ever eat. I can't wait to give yours a try!

  20. Now this is my kind of potato salad! Looks so springy and fresh – not overly saturated with mayo which is what potato salad tends to look like in my mind.

  21. That salad looks so yummy! I love potato salad, and this one looks incredible.

  22. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing how to make this interesting dish!

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