A simple combination of potatoes, peas, and red onion, topped with a tasty bacon dressing making this a refreshing potato salad side dish.
- 700 g red potatoes
- 1 small red onion, chopped finely
- salt, to taste
- freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
- 115 g lean sliced bacon, chopped
- 2 teaspoons plain flour (all-purpose flour)
- 1½ teaspoons sugar
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup water
- ¾ tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 3 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped
- 2 cups shelled fresh peas, cooked
- 2¼ tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- Cut the potatoes into pea-size cubes and in a steamer set over boiling water steam them, covered, for 4 to 8 minutes, or until they are just tender.
- Transfer the potatoes to a bowl, add the onion, and toss the mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.
- In a skillet cook the bacon over moderately-low heat, stirring, until it is crisp and transfer it with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
- Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the skillet, to the remaining fat add the flour and the sugar, and cook the mixture, stirring, for 30 seconds.
- Add the vinegar and ¼ cup water, bring the mixture to a boil, whisking, and whisk in the mustard.
- Pour the dressing over the potatoes mixture, add the eggs, peas, parsley, and bacon, and toss the salad well. Serve the salad warm or at room temperature.