A Delightfully Decadent Potato Salad

For Father’s Day this year I made a deliciously decadent potato and corn salad, as a side dish to barbecued pulled pork.

Typically when I make a potato salad, I use a vinaigrette as a light, zingy binder; I grew up on this more “German” version of potato salads.

But this time I wanted a creamy potato salad, more like the American version, but with delightful goodies added – hence, the name.

This potato-corn salad was so good, it was barely 2 weeks before I made it again, serving it alongside grilled flank steak.

A Delightfully Decadent Potato Salad
serves about 12

1 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream
8 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
12 ounces diced, cooked bacon
10 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon chili powder*
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, or to taste
6 cobs of corn, cooked
3 pounds baby potatoes
1 Vidalia onion
1 bunch cilantro, chopped

In a medium-sized bowl, add the mayonnaise, the eggs, the bacon, the feta cheese, and the seasoning.

Stir well and set aside.

Slice the corn off of the cooled cobs. Gently break into smaller pieces and set aside.

 

Using the bacon grease from cooking the bacon, roast the potatoes. Let cool.

Place the potatoes and corn in a large bowl. Finely chop the onion and combine.

Then gently stir the mayo-egg-bacon mixture in until it’s evenly distributed.

Now you might have noticed that this isn’t the prettiest salad. I typically never ever serve or eat anything that looks like it could have been regurgitated. But this salad, as messy as it is, is my one exception.

To serve, sprinkle a generous amount of chopped cilantro over the salad.

The saltiness from the feta and bacon is wonderful with the creamy eggs and potatoes.

I served the salad with a flank steak, medium rare, and sliced. With just a minimal of seasoning.

The potato salad is spicy. If you don’t want to use the seasoning, put that on your flank steak instead!

* If you don’t own chili powder, use 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 1/1 teaspoons paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander.

By Published On: July 17th, 201755 Comments

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!

55 Comments

  1. Lisa @ cheergerm July 17, 2017 at 6:06 AM - Reply

    Messy is often incredibly delicious. Those cobs of corn look lip smackingly good Mimi.

    • chef mimi July 17, 2017 at 6:52 AM - Reply

      Well there’s a fine line between messy and regurgitated!!! I still can’t eat mac ‘n cheese! But thank you!

  2. Debbie Spivey July 17, 2017 at 6:16 AM - Reply

    This looks delicious Mimi!

  3. Travel Gourmet July 17, 2017 at 6:20 AM - Reply

    Gorgeous salad. Almost a light meal on its own :)

    • chef mimi July 17, 2017 at 6:53 AM - Reply

      I wouldn’t call it gorgeous, but it is very delicious!!! It was addicting.

  4. Healthy World Cuisine July 17, 2017 at 6:36 AM - Reply

    Feta, bacon and eggs…you can’t go wrong with those delicious additions. Yum!

    • chef mimi July 17, 2017 at 6:54 AM - Reply

      Exactly! You almost don’t need the potatoes and corn…

  5. Linda Duffin July 17, 2017 at 7:06 AM - Reply

    I could happily eat a bowl of that all by itself. Sounds delicious, Mimi. Lxxx

    • chef mimi July 17, 2017 at 7:16 AM - Reply

      I did, for breakfast and for lunch the next day. It made wonderful leftovers!

  6. Rita Janzen July 17, 2017 at 7:37 AM - Reply

    Looks like another winner! Do you let the potatoes/corn/bacon cool first before mixing it all in?

    • chef mimi July 17, 2017 at 7:40 AM - Reply

      I add them in just warm, but not hot. It’s a pretty fun salad, just not really pretty!

  7. Debra Eliotseats July 17, 2017 at 8:02 AM - Reply

    So many good starchy things in this. Love the feta addition. Sounds delicious!!

    • chef mimi July 17, 2017 at 8:25 AM - Reply

      Just not so pretty, but if you don’t look at it, it’s fabulous!!!

  8. Gerlinde July 17, 2017 at 8:22 AM - Reply

    Using roasted potatoes and adding feta cheese. What a combination, I have to give it a try.

  9. Nadia July 17, 2017 at 8:51 AM - Reply

    Yum!

  10. Josette@thebrookcook July 17, 2017 at 9:10 AM - Reply

    My husband would LOVE this potato salad- I’m sure it was perfect for Father’s Day. I’m sure that your husband requested it again. :)

    • chef mimi July 17, 2017 at 12:26 PM - Reply

      No, actually he hates mayonnaise! But there were 5 other fathers there who ate it and loved it. Trust me, my husband didn’t starve…

  11. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen July 17, 2017 at 11:28 AM - Reply

    I LOVE that this has feta in it! It sounds amazing!

  12. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso July 17, 2017 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    Roasting the potatoes first with bacon fat is such a great idea. I’m sure it added tons of flavor to the salad. Also love the addition of corn. I’ll be getting some very fresh corn from the farm stand tomorrow, so definitely will keep this in mind.
    The meat looks amazing too!

    • chef mimi July 17, 2017 at 12:28 PM - Reply

      Thank you! The bacon fat added to the flavor, and also the decadence! Fresh corn is so lovely

  13. Angela@grapegravy​ July 17, 2017 at 2:45 PM - Reply

    Looks crazy good!

  14. Laura @ Feast Wisely July 17, 2017 at 5:49 PM - Reply

    A salad that certainly lives up to its name Chef Mimi!

  15. anotherfoodieblogger July 17, 2017 at 10:50 PM - Reply

    Now this is my kind of potato salad! Saving to make this summer!

  16. chezlerevefrancais July 18, 2017 at 3:28 AM - Reply

    It’s a meal in itself and it looks very yummy!

  17. Sofia July 18, 2017 at 3:46 AM - Reply

    This looks like the perfect “salad” for people that don’t like salads, or for people that adore non-salad salads (like me lol). Great idea with the sour cream, as at first I thought it was mayonnaise and I can’t stand mayonnaise…

    • chef mimi July 18, 2017 at 5:41 AM - Reply

      I like to mix the two together – creaminess from sour cream, but the zing from the mayonnaise. My husband hates mayonnaise too!

  18. marcellina July 18, 2017 at 6:44 AM - Reply

    Wow I recently tasted a potato salad using roasted potatoes and it was delicious! I thought it was unique and couldn’t wait to try it but here I see you have made a roast potato salad! I know this is good!

    • chef mimi July 18, 2017 at 10:18 AM - Reply

      It was a last minute decision. I’m not against boiling potatoes at all, but being that the salad is so creamy and not really pretty, i thought buying the mini potatoes and roasting them would allow them to stay intact. Which they did.

  19. Abbe@This is How I Cook July 18, 2017 at 1:06 PM - Reply

    OMG! I can’t decide if I love the corn or potatoes more. This is my kind of salad as it contains my two very favorites!

  20. Marisa @missmarzipan.com July 18, 2017 at 1:24 PM - Reply

    Fabulous salad, Mimi! Love it!

    • chef mimi July 19, 2017 at 9:50 AM - Reply

      Thank you Marisa! (PS I’ve never seen Game of Thrones!)

      • Marisa @missmarzipan.com July 20, 2017 at 4:37 AM

        Hi Mimi! I heard the hype about Game of Thrones and it put me off watching it :D (plus hearing that it was violent and so on), but after eventually watching the first couple of episodes I got hooked on the storyline and the interesting character arcs. On a cold, rainy weekend, it’s good ‘binge watch’ material :D xx

      • chef mimi July 20, 2017 at 10:04 PM

        I so believe you! And it’s obviously popular. It’s just so not what I typically watch. I need to though!!!

  21. Cocoa & Lavender July 18, 2017 at 1:32 PM - Reply

    Your potato salad is practically a meal in itself! I love all the flavors you got it – and it is so different from the German variety!

    • chef mimi July 19, 2017 at 8:17 AM - Reply

      So different! I still love potato salads with vinaigrettes, but this creamy one went so well with the BBQ pulled pork and made me crave it again!

  22. Loretta July 18, 2017 at 8:10 PM - Reply

    A spicy potato salad? Now that’s my kind of thing. Love all the ingredients, I’m sure it went down extremely well with that gorgeous looking flank steak :)

    • chef mimi July 19, 2017 at 8:17 AM - Reply

      It was a really nice match. Also, it went well with the pulled pork on Father’s Day. You just can’t beat that creaminess!

  23. FrugalHausfrau July 19, 2017 at 9:23 AM - Reply

    Wow! I like the vinaigrette versions better, typically, until I saw this! What a great take on potato salad!

    • chef mimi July 19, 2017 at 10:04 AM - Reply

      Well I do too. But, if you’re wanting decadence….!!

  24. Ashika | Gardening Foodie July 19, 2017 at 9:55 AM - Reply

    OH WOW, this sounds like an absolutely delicious potato salad…truly decadent…making this for the weekend picnic, thanks for a delicious recipe

  25. kitchenriffs July 19, 2017 at 10:41 AM - Reply

    Love spicy, so the recipe as written would be perfect for me. Never included corn in a potato salad, but I will! Love the idea — thanks.

    • chef mimi July 19, 2017 at 10:47 AM - Reply

      Thank you so much! It’s just a fun salad, with great flavors.

  26. Jeff the Chef July 21, 2017 at 6:29 AM - Reply

    Mmm! I’m excited just reading about this! Not just the corn, but the bacon and feta! Sounds great!

  27. 10centsofdates August 17, 2017 at 7:58 AM - Reply

    I just found this post. This is something I’d make with leftovers from a BBQ. Half the prep is done.

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