Warm Roast Potato Salad with Black Forest Bacon

Potato salads make the perfect accompaniment to many meat dishes or a delicious and hearty meal on their own. I personally prefer the roasted potatoes instead of usual boiled one for my potato salads as it intensifies the flavour. If you can't find the smoky black forest bacon, use regular bacon.

  • 800 g Small potatoes, cut into 2-3 chunks
  • 2 tbsp Rosemary infused olive oil
  • Salt
  • 5 slice Black forest bacon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 tbsp Sour cream
  • 2 tbsp Homemade mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp Capers, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  1. Heat oven to 210C/420F. Place the potatoes in a roasting pan, then rub with rosemary infused olive oil, rosemary leaves and a sprinkling of salt. Roast for 30 mins until the potatoes have turned a deep golden brown. Leave to cool slightly.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Dry-fry the chopped bacon until crisp. Whisk sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, capers, and the basil in a large bowl. Add in roasted potatoes and crispy bacon. Toss to coat and serve.

I want to thank Elisabeth at foodandthriftfinds for passing the "Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award" to me and Raven at Ravienomnoms sharing her "Stylish Blogger Award" with me. Thank You, ladies!


Rosa's Yummy Yums 21/2/11 15:42

A lovely potato dish! Great flavors.



Ana Rita M 21/2/11 15:45

Can you believe that i never tried any kind of potato salad? But this one is making me wanting to try it....It´s very simple and it turns out great...what more can i want?


Paul Jennette 21/2/11 15:48

These look simply delish!!! It's a little to cold here right now for Potato Salad, but I will bookmark this for summer.Have a great week Angie!!

Unknown 21/2/11 15:49

That looks lovely! I do love warm potato salads...and if they have bacon in them, well then, I'm an instant fan!!!
Oh...and I made homemade mayo for the first time last week... WOW, did my arm hurt!! Then I told a friend of mine and she said "why didn't you use your stand mixer?" LOL Well, that would not have been as fun, I guess!!!

WendyinKK 21/2/11 15:53

Ooohhh.. I'll love this salad definately

Umm Mymoonah 21/2/11 15:54

This looks so yumm, congratulations on your awards.

Faith 21/2/11 16:08

Looks like a fantastic potoato salad! Bet the bacon adds so much to it. Congrats on your awards!

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 21/2/11 16:10

ohh...I love the salad, especially you added Rosemary infused olive oil and rosemary leaves in it!

Unknown 21/2/11 16:17

Lovely tempting salad...

Unknown 21/2/11 16:37

I've never tried, but your recipie looks delicous.



ann low 21/2/11 17:02

This sounds so flavorful with all that herbs and bacon in it :) Love it!

Chef E 21/2/11 18:15

Could anyone say no to this? I think not! I made potato salad and chana masala this weekend...I wish hubby would eat bacon, then I could slip this dish in...*sigh*

Roxan 21/2/11 18:30

Black forest bacon, I've never heard of that before! Sounds yummy though. This potato salad looks awesome - I like my potatoes roasted also. I think mostly it's because of that crispy skin. Yum!

Sprigs of Rosemary 21/2/11 18:56

Before I saw a picture, I wanted this salad -- the name conjured up everything warm and comforting and homey. And then I looked at the pictures and read the recipe and I'm completely sold. Although I'm a fan of potato salad of any stripe, I'm particularly fond of warm ones. This is a keeper.

Cherine 21/2/11 19:08

An excellent potato salad!! Love the flavors!

Sharon @ Fun and Life 21/2/11 19:17

This looks deliciously country and homey! I love it :D. Sounds so good! I've never heard of black forest bacon before.

Congrats on your two awards! You totally deserve them :D

Ivy 21/2/11 19:33

An amazing potato salad. I've never heard of the black forest bacon before. It must be something very special.

Anonymous 21/2/11 19:37

MMMMMMMM,..What a tasty & fab looking roasted potato a black forset bacon!!

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Krishnaveni 21/2/11 19:45

delicious, congrats on your awards

Claudia 21/2/11 19:52

You had me at the "warm." Love warm potato salad and I crave warmth. All that wonderful bacon and herbs just make it brim over with flavor.

Belinda @zomppa 21/2/11 19:55

Those potatoes look perfect...especially with that bacon!

Cooking Gallery 21/2/11 20:05

This sounds like a very good idea! I like German potato salad, even though I like 'Brotsalat' more - do you know how to make it? I would be very much interested to learn :).

Namitha 21/2/11 20:36

Potatoes and bacon,I don't see a reason that I wouldn't love this :-) great combo, Angie

Vicki Wilde 21/2/11 20:40

Great looking potatoes! And to pair it with bacon, yum! I'm so ready for fresh spring potatoes!

Priya Suresh 21/2/11 21:00

Omg, wat a delicious and great looking salad, marvellous!

Torviewtoronto 21/2/11 21:06

lovely presentation congrats on the well deserved award

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 21/2/11 21:25

What a great looking potato salad! Love it with the bacon, terrific shots, looks so good!

OohLookBel 21/2/11 23:34

Mmm, black forest bacon - 3 of the nicest words in the world! Love the idea of roasting the potatoes, too, and the salad looks wonderful.

Sandhya Hariharan 22/2/11 00:02

Nice one Angie.. I tried preparing one.. last week without roasting the potato and I loved the attempt..
Probably roasting will give it the touch!

tigerfish 22/2/11 01:35

Your potato salad is no ordinary potato salad esp with the black forest bacon and homemade mayo!

Elin Chia 22/2/11 02:18

Angie....this is one flavorful potato salad and I am going to make this tonite for dinner....my rosemary plant is growing wild so need to trim them and I can use them for this salad :) Thanks for the recipe. I am sure Wild Boar will love this :)

Cakewhiz 22/2/11 02:18

That is one superb-looking sald!
Congrats on your awards...you deserve them :)

Bakericious 22/2/11 03:18

I love potato salad, this looks so delicious.

Reeni 22/2/11 03:25

Love the flavors you added in here Angie - especially the bacon! Completely delicious!

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 22/2/11 05:06

Angie, your potato salad is so pretty, unlike the usual mash kind I'm used to seeing. Black forest bacon sounds so good. Hope you are having a great week.

Rumana Rawat 22/2/11 05:29

Omg this looks so beautiful :)

j3ss kitch3n 22/2/11 05:50

this looks so mouth watering angie!!! i must make this one of these days!

kitchen flavours 22/2/11 06:00

These looks delicious! I love potatoes in salad, or potatoes in anything! And with bacon? I can finish the whole bowl!

Anonymous 22/2/11 06:29

Lovely pairing. Bacon is a must for me in potato salad.

Jeannie 22/2/11 07:03

Looks delicious!I know my boys would love this, bacon is one of their favourite meat!

Lora 22/2/11 07:09

ohh yum. A fabulous looking potato salad. Mouth. Watering.

Anonymous 22/2/11 07:57

What a decadent potato salad.
:-) Mandy

Nammi 22/2/11 08:49

delicious looking salad. Even though i dont eat bacon, very curious as to why they call it black forest bacon?

Abhilash Pillai 22/2/11 09:09

oh great! I never though potatoes could be used for salad. It looks nice.

I use potatoes to make the gravy of the curry thick. I have tried several other recipes on blogs but never a salad. Thanks for sharing it.

sanjeeta kk 22/2/11 09:36

Love the way you combine foods and create a wonderful dish altogether, Angie! Congrats for the award.

peachkins 22/2/11 12:14

I could finish two bowls of this...
extra bacon please!

Angie's Recipes 22/2/11 13:14

Because it's from "black forest" (Schwarzwald) Germany.

Stephanie 22/2/11 14:38

This salad looks very satisfying for me! I could eat this as the main entree -- it looks so good! You're right, I love roasting potatoes for a salad, well, actually, for anything, really. I agree it intensifies the flavor, and they just end up looking absolutely gorgeous!

Victor 22/2/11 15:39

That's one of my favorite side dishes. Potatoes and bacon are such a great combo.

Biren @ Roti n Rice 22/2/11 15:50

I have never tried roasting potatoes for my potato salad but it sure sounds like a good idea. Your potato salad with bacon sounds really tasty!

Finla 22/2/11 16:38

Here we get black forsett calling it Zwart woud hanm, Ham never seen the bacon, salade looks absloutley delicious.

Tiffany 22/2/11 16:45

I don't eat meat, but I love the idea of a warm potato salad! :D

Elisabeth 22/2/11 17:28

Hi Angie-Thank you so much for the mention, re: the award I gave you. You truly deserved it, and then some!
Your roasted warm potato salad, with the Black Forest bacon, can only be found in Germany, I suppose. I love the salad, and it also brings back great memories of the warm German potato salad that was very popular in the seventies.
I would prefer your salad better, which is so delicious and comforting with the homemade mayonnaise!

Unknown 22/2/11 18:49

Oh I do love a good potato salad, so satisfying with a great sandwich!
*kisses* HH

Sue 22/2/11 20:13

Potato salad with bacon? Get me a fork, quick! :) Delicious!

Anonymous 22/2/11 20:53

A fabulous potato salad, I love that you use homemade mayo and sounds excellent with the black forest bacon, yum!

Juliana 23/2/11 01:46

This warm potato salad looks delicious, even tastier with the bacon and homemade mayo :-)

A Canadian Foodie 23/2/11 07:19

There is nothing like a warm potato salad - thanks for the tweet Angie. I tried to tweet yours and it opened in the same window and took me away from my comment and to somewhere strange.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 23/2/11 08:36

This looks so creamy never tried making this kind of salad before, will have to give it a go loves potatoes!

Suchitra Vaidyaram 23/2/11 08:38

looks like my type of comfy food! loved the presentation and pics

Angie's Recipes 23/2/11 11:07

@A Canadian Foodie
Thanks for trying. I think you probably clicked "0 tweets" instead of "tweet".

Christine Ho 23/2/11 12:24

Delicious potato salad, my all-time fave. Hmmm...smoky black forest bacon, really like to try, but seldom find here.

tasteofbeirut 23/2/11 12:54

The little touches are what make a big difference and here is no exception; love the homemade mayo, rosemary infused oil and all the rest of it.

FOODESSA 23/2/11 14:37

Angie...another great comforting bowl of my favourites...especially since potatoes are my weakness ;o)

Ciao for now,

Min {Honest Vanilla} 23/2/11 14:52

love black forest bacon! looks like i'm gonna make this with my leftover potatoes! :)

She's Cookin' 23/2/11 15:44

Roasting the potatoes definitely adds a depth of flavor that boiling doesn't. So does the rosemary, black forest bacon and homemade mayo. Elegant take on a classic, Angie!

Kate @ Diethood.com 23/2/11 16:19

Wow, my mouth dropped - look at that dish! This sounds so flavorful and appetizing... my mouth is watering.

Catherine 23/2/11 16:52

Angie your potato salad looks and sounds out of this world delicious!

Mary Bergfeld 23/2/11 18:25

What a wonderfully delicious dish. It is still just a tad early for potato salad here, but I've bookmarked your recipe for use this summer. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Magic of Spice 23/2/11 22:11

Congratulations on your awards Angie :) I just love warm potato salad and my kids would go nuts for this bacon :)

La Bella Cooks 24/2/11 07:15

I am a potato salad nut and this one is going on my list to try. It sounds perfect with the bacon as well. A bit of salty is the perfect kick.

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels 25/2/11 17:34

I LOVE potato salad and this potato salad looks incredible. I just adore how you roasted the potatoes first, what a great idea. And I love the addition of the bacon. YUM!

woman 26/2/11 15:41

What a great idea! So easy and so delicious. Thanks for the recipe!


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