Friday, May 25, 2012

Fabulous Friday Food {Memorial Day Edition} - Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Well, friends, it's Memorial Day weekend, which for a lot of us means firing up the grill and having a good, old-fashioned cookout. It's supposed to be hot here this weekend, so I know we'll be cooking outside as much as we can.

For us this weekend, it's not just Memorial Day. This weekend is high school graduation, so we're hosting family and friends and celebrating together all weekend. It's going to be great!

Despite the craziness that will surely be happening around our house this weekend ("You, go get the tables and chairs." "You, pick up the balloons." "You. Ice. Now."), I'm still cooking just a bit. These people have to be fed, you know!

(And, my readers, you didn't think I'd leave you high and dry on a Friday, did you?)

One thing we will be eating this weekend is my famous Blue Cheese Potato Salad which is one of my husband's favorites. Oh. my. word. this is heaven on a plate. If you like potato salad and you like blue cheese (and really, who doesn't?) you have to give this recipe a try. It will be a perfect compliment to your brats or burgers or whatever you throw on the grill this weekend.

First, make your sauce by combining the mayo, sour cream, vinegar, celery seed, parsley, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

Set that aside while you cook, cool, and dice 2 1/2 pounds of red potatoes. (I leave the skins on because I like them that way, but you can peel them if you want to.)

Next, you'll need the potatoes, celery, green onion, bacon, and blue cheese. My mouth is watering just thinking about this.

Combine the potatoes, green onion, celery in a bowl.

Toss these together gently, then pour the sauce over and combine. Gently. Those potatoes will break up if you're not careful.

Add the bacon and the blue cheese, and voila! The best darn potato salad that ever ticked your tastebuds.

I'm not kidding. You think I'm kidding, but when you try this recipe you will see that I absolutely am not.

I like to make this up ahead of time and refrigerate it for a few hours to let the flavors combine. 

So there you go. A new recipe to add to your Memorial Day feast. It really isn't hard to make and is SO worth the effort. You sure won't get a potato salad that tasty from behind the deli counter.

For a printable recipe, click here.

Now tell me, what will be on your Memorial Day cookout menu?



  1. I love potato salad and I love blue cheese! I'll have to try this soon. Or you can whip up a batch when I'm in town in July. :)

  2. This looks wonderful and we will definitely try it this Summer!
    Thanks for the recipe!
    We had Indian tonight and I have ingredients for Italian.........I'll have to rethink things for Monday! Maybe I'll use your delicious marinade for some chicken on Monday!

  3. There are so few foods I don't like, but blue cheese is one of them. Potato salad is on our menu this weekend, too.

    Have a wonderful graduation weekend.


  4. OH MY WORD. Yes please. I'll grill the burgers and brats and you can bring the potato salad when Leigh's in town in July. We really should all three get together. That would be so neat!

  5. Couldn't resist trying this recipe so I made it this morning so it could sit in the fridge for several hours before dinner. I've been sneaking bites all afternoon. Wonderful recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Yea, Lisa! I'm so glad you liked it!