So this week we’re featuring picnic favorites… which are inspired by some eats we had over July 4th weekend. These are dishes perfect for not only a picnic but potlucks or even just everyday meals during the week. Potatoes is a staple in my kitchen and something the Baron really enjoys. Potatoes to the Baron is like rice is to me and Joel – it’s completes a meal. I’m always looking for new ways to prepare potatoes and was recently inspired by Rebecca of Foodie with Family. She shared a recipe for a potato salad, from which I made these Bacon Horseradish Smashed Potatoes. Buttery Yukon Gold potatoes are tossed with a little apple cider vinegar, mayo, horseradish, crisp bacon and green onions before smashing together for a flavorful side dish with a little kick…
I am a big fan of prepared horseradish and it’s an ingredient I keep on hand to add some kick in various recipes or to use as an accompaniment to meat dishes. Bacon and horseradish pair really well together and when I saw the original recipe, I knew this would be a good potato salad to try. Joel prefers mashed potatoes over potato salad, which is why I prepared this as a smashed dish. But do try the potato salad version – it’s delicious too! Either way, smashed or cubed, the recipe works for both.
recipe adapted from Foodie with Family
salt and pepper to taste
Garnish with remaining green onions and bacon before serving.