This is a simple and flavorful recipe I have been using for over twenty years. I've passed it to my daughters and son who have passed it on to their friends.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Wash and peel the potatoes and cut into 1/2 to 3/4 inch pieces. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 10 minutes.

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  • Slice the bacon into small pieces and cook over medium high heat in a large, deep skillet until evenly brown. Do not overcook.

  • Chop the celery, green onions, stuffed olives and radishes into small pieces and put into a large bowl. Add the potatoes and bacon and mix together. Add the mayonnaise and lemon juice to taste, stir, and place in the refrigerator for a few hours to chill before serving. You may want to add a few sliced hard boiled eggs on top. ENJOY!!!

Nutrition Facts

677 calories; protein 14.6g; carbohydrates 40.9g; fat 50.9g; cholesterol 65.9mg; sodium 1040mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
This is my dad's recipe and it is the best. I have been making it for years and I always get compliments. It is unlike any other potato salad. Adjust some of the ingredients to your taste. My daughter eliminates the radishes and substitutes black olives for the green. I'm spoiled. No other potato salad is good enough. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/14/2007
Was not that good; turned out very salty. I am sure that was do to the olives. The radishes & celery did give it a nice "crunch". Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
This is my dad's recipe and it is the best. I have been making it for years and I always get compliments. It is unlike any other potato salad. Adjust some of the ingredients to your taste. My daughter eliminates the radishes and substitutes black olives for the green. I'm spoiled. No other potato salad is good enough. Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2004
Excellent potato salad! I was looking for a way to use the radishes from our garden and this recipe was perfect. I am going to prepare it every time I am invited to a picnic or a potluck. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2005
Absolutely the very best in potato salads!! Makes other potato dishes taste bland! Would not change a thing for it is perfect as is! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2008
What a refreshing twist on potato salad! Love it - will be making it again and probably more often than regular/typical potato salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2006
This is a delicious potato salad. I used Yukon Gold potatoes to keep it crisper. Only had half the bacon in it and it still got raves. I'm making it right now for Father's Day BBQ! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2006
Very easy to make. The only thing was that the potatoes I got out of the 10 lb store bag were kind of small so I didn't know how many of them equaled 5 so I winged it. The remainder of the ingredients were about the same. My husband and mother kept saying how good it was. She said it's not "soupy" like some potato salads. He asked "when can you make this again?". My kids didn't care for it much. They said it was too spicey. I tasted the radishes before I cut them up and they were in fact hot little ones. So I would try them first then add or subtract according. We have company coming soon that is vegetarian and I'm going to make this again but just substitue the bacon for fake soy bacon. Us meat eaters wont even taste the difference. Thank you for an easy and terrific Potato Salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2006
I shouldn't rate this recipe (since I made some changes) but the Allrecipes program requires me to do so. I made some changes but the formula is just delicious. I substituted capers for the olives and I only had half the green onions so I added the other half with bell pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2006
Very easy to make boyfriend ate 2 servings and loved it! It is a very different taste from traditional potato salad but if you like to try different tastes this is for you! I will definitely be making this again! I also didn't have green olives so I did use black olives other than that I followed the recipe to a tee. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2007
Really a top notch recipe. Skeptical at first but really surprised how well it turned out. Even surprised my toughest critic my wife. Anyway I would probably suggest a little mustard but this recipe is so flexible and easy to prepare (even a dummy like me). Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/14/2007
Was not that good; turned out very salty. I am sure that was do to the olives. The radishes & celery did give it a nice "crunch". Read More
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