Warm Potato Salad

31 Dec

3 pounds red-skinned potatoes, washed and quartered

6 slices smoked bacon, chopped

3 ribs celery, diced

6 green onions including tops–diced

1 tsp ground cumin

1 TBSP brown sugar

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup chicken broth

Pinch of cayenne pepper

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Steam potatoes just until tender. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Transfer and drain on a paper towel. pour off all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat from skillet. Add green onions, cumin, and sugar and stir 1 minute. Add vinegar, broth and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil. Combine warm potatoes and bacon in a large bowl. Add hot dressing and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Add basil and toss well.  Serve warm


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