Warm potatoes, crunchy fennel and crispy bacon, all lathered with a mayonnaise, dill and caper dressing, a wonderful tribute to the change-over seasons!
Recipe for Warm Potato and Fennel Salad by Anisa Sabet for The Macadames.
Today’s recipe is a tribute to the changing weather on either side of the globe. Here in the south, the weather is just starting to glint of warmer times, and we can just start thinking about salad. This is a perfect change-over salad of warm potatoes, crunchy fennel and crispy bacon, all lathered with a mayonnaise, dill and caper dressing. I served this with a small rack of lamb and it was bang on.
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Ingredients (serves 4):
- 3 rashers bacon, chopped
- 1kg chat potatoes, halved or quartered
- 1 fennel, finely sliced
- Good lug olive oil
- 1/4 cup whole egg mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup creme fraiche
- 2 tablespoons capers
- Juice from 1 lemon
- Sea salt + pepper
- Handful dill, chopped
- Pecorino to serve
1. Add the potatoes into a pot of cold water and bring to the boil. Boil for 5-10 minutes until potatoes are just cooked. Drain. Meanwhile, fry the bacon until crispy, set aside.
2. In a food processor blend together the olive oil, mayonnaise, creme fraiche, capers and lemon juice. Season with sea salt & pepper. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, toss together the warm potatoes, bacon, fennel and dill. Drizzle over the dressing and serve immediately with a generous shaving of pecorino.
Storage: salad will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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For another similar recipe, try my Roasted Carrot, Fried Bean And Coconut Dukkah Salad.
Or my Summer Roast Capsicum, Tomato, Olive And Feta Salad.
Anisa – The Macadames. xx