Loaded Potato Salad

Hearty & Yummy ~ this stepped-up potato salad is always a big hit!

Ingredients

5 or 6 large potatoes, I like Yukons olive oil salt 1/2 lb bacon 1/2 lb maple smoked ham, cut into cubes 1 large onion, diced 3 hard boiled eggs. diced 2 Tbl sweet pickle relish 2 Tbl dill pickle relish 2 tsp salt (or to taste) 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper 1 tsp ground celery seed 1 tsp dill seed 1 tbl chopped fresh dill 1 tbl chopped fresh chives 1 tbl chopped fresh parsley 1 tbl chopped cilantro 1 cup mayo 1/2 cup half & half 2 tsp paprika

Nutritional information

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Instructions

1. Rub clean potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & wrap in foil. Bake until done, but firm - not mushy, approx 1 hr. 2. Cut bacon into small pieces & brown in skillet until crisp. Remove to drain on paper towels. Pour off all but 1 tbl of bacon drippings, then in same skillet add ham cubes & chopped onion, saute until onion is translucent. (If you dont want to use the drippings, pour off all & add 1 tbl butter) (I use a little of each) Pour into large bowl. 3. Remove foil & rough chop potatoes, leaving skin on, into cubes. Add potatoes into bowl with ham & onion. Continue to add eggs, pickles & herbs. Toss gently to mix. In mixing cup whisk together mayo, seasonings (except paprika) & half & half until smooth. Pour over potatoes & mix gently-try not to break up potatoes. Add more mayo/half & half if necessary to your liking. 4. Sprinkle top with paprika & bacon. Serve immediately warm or refrigerate until serving time. Serve with love & lots of friends!