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                       FRENCH POTATO SALAD WITH BACON
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    9                    New potatoes, 1 lb.
      1/4   lb           Bacon
      1/4   c            Finely chopped shallots
      1/4   c            Red wine vinegar
    2       tb           Olive oil
                         Salt and pepper
      1/4   c            Chopped purple onion
      1/2   c            Chopped parsley
   1.  Scrub potatoes and quarter them and drop into a kettle of cold
   salted water. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender but still firm
   about 8-10 minutes after water reaches boil.
   2.  Meanwhile, chop the bacon and saute in a small skillet until
   crisp. Remove bacon and reserve.
   3.  In the bacon fat, saute chopped shallots until tender but not at
   all brown, about 5 minutes or so. Reserve shallots and fat.
   4.  When the potatoes are done, drain them and drop them into a
   mixing bowl.
   5.  Pour vinegar, olive oil, shallots, and reserved bacon fat over
   the still hot potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and
   gently toss. Add purple onion and parsley and toss again. Cool to
   room temperature, cover and refrigerate.
   6.  Before serving bring back to room temperature, toss, correct
   seasonings, and add additional oil and vinegar, if the salad seems
   dry. Sprinkle reserved bacon on top.
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