Potato, bacon and maple mayonnaise salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes | Serves: 4

By Bob le Chef (@boblechef)


  • 1 litre (4 cups) potatoes, peeled and diced into approximately 1-cm cubes
  • 8 bacon rashers
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced into semi-circles
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) mayonnaise
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put the potatoes in a pot, and rinse them until the water runs clear.
  2. Cover the potatoes with cold water, add salt and set over a medium-high heat.
  3. Simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender to your liking.
  4. Drain the potatoes, then place in a bowl of very cold water to stop the cooking process.
  5. Drain once more, then set aside for later.
  6. In a frying pan over a medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crispy to your liking, then set aside on paper towel.
  7. For the dressing, mix the mayonnaise and maple syrup in a small bowl until smooth, then set aside.
  8. Chop the bacon, then place in a large bowl together with the potatoes, radishes, spring onions and dressing.
  9. Season and mix well.
  10. Serve on its own, or as a side dish for your choice of local meat.

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