The Only Potato Salad Recipe You'll Ever Need (with Bacon!)

Hey there, Potato Salad! Usually I don’t notice you next to those other, sexier dishes, but today you seem… different. Is that a whiff of savory bacon I smell? A hint of sweetness from summer corn? A spicy, mustard-y note? There’s just something about you that just makes me want to eat you up. Get up onto my plate, will ya?

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Clinton's Potato Salad


  • 1 pound small red-skinned new potatoes, quartered
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1⁄4 cup cooked crumbled bacon
  • 1⁄4 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • Pepper

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1. Place the potatoes in a large pot, cover with water, and add salt. Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are just tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and let cool.

2. In a large serving bowl, combine all other ingredients, add the potatoes, mix thoroughly, and adjust seasonings. Can be served hot or cold.

Bacon Potato Salad

Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

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