Memorial Day 2011 and Fingerling Potato Salad

Today is Memorial Day and we commemorate the men and women who gave their lives for the cause of freedom so that we can live in peace. America is my adopted country and I am deeply indebted to the sacrifices made on my behalf across many generations past. This morning my younger son will be joining his squadron in honoring the country’s fallen in a ceremony at the city’s park. These ceremonies are often poignant and for many deeply personal because of the loss involved.

This weekend is also the unofficial start to summer with a long break. Families take the opportunity to gather for barbecues and picnics. A smoky aroma wafts through the neighborhood as the men work the grill and enjoy good conversation over a beer. We had our first barbecue for the season on Saturday evening when there was a break in the rainy weather. I made this cold salad to accompany the juicy steak we had. Thumbs up to hubby for doing such a great job with the meat!

Before I move on to the recipe, I would like to thank all of you for your kind words on my guest post here and over at Mad About Macarons. It is heart warming to read all your lovely comments.

Fingerling Potato Salad
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Serves: 4 to 6 servings
  • 1½ lbs fingerling potatoes, rinsed
  • ⅓ cup vegenaise or mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 strips bacon, pan fried and crushed
  • Finely sliced green onions
  1. Boil fingerling potatoes in lightly salted water until tender, about 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and cut larger potatoes into bite size pieces.
  2. Add butter, salt and pepper. Mix well with potatoes. Add vegenaise or mayonnaise and lime juice. Toss to get potatoes evenly coated.
  3. Chill in fridge for 2 hours. Sprinkle bacon and green onions on top before serving.

I am linking this to Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France Cheese, Rösle, Emile Henry, Rouxbe, and ManPans.


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  1. says

    Nice touch of the salad. Looks really colourful & attractive especially that bowl. :o) Have a lovely day & happy holiday.
    Cheers, Kristy

  2. says

    What a lovely potato salad. I can imagine how nicely that goes with juicy steaks. We are also having a 3-day break here in the UK and thankfully the weather is not too shabby either. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend, Biren.

  3. says

    Happy Memorial Day’s Biren, how nice that your son is honoring the country’s fallen in a ceremony. The salad looks spectacular extra good with the bacon on top! My DH is riding his motorcycle in the mountains with his old work mates (a yearly thing) since we don’t have any mountain here in Florida. Lucky that I am the one that does the grilling in our household (my dad taught me, he just had girls) so we will still be grilling, which we love to do all year round.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday!

    • Biren says

      Lynsey, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was a much needed break for us. The boys can’t wait for school to be done.

      My hubby enjoys doing the grilling and so I let him do it. He does a really good job with steaks. This cold potato salad is really good with grilled meats. My boys were delighted with the addition of the bacon.

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  5. says

    Happy Memorial Day to you and your family :) What a lovely potato salad recipe. Great use of fingerlings (such a fun potato!). I need to utilize them more!

  6. says

    What nice tribute to memorial day, I almost forgot what it stood for being abroad for so long. As for the dish.. holy heck… I need a shovel…cos a spoon won’t do!

    • Biren says

      Thanks 5 Star Foodie! We had a good weekend. We like bacon too and my boys would really like it if I used it more often. :)

  7. says

    I love the look of this delicious potato salad and the dish you served it in is really gorgeous, Biren! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Memorial Day!

  8. says

    Your potato salad looks wonderful with all that bacon to season it up! I like that you used fingerlings too. You must be so proud of you son – glad you had a nice holiday!

  9. says

    I hope you had a nice weekend Biren. I wish I had a serving of your potato salad over the holiday, it looks so good with the fingerlings, green onions and bacon;-)

  10. says

    I have my own version of potato salad that I’ve been making since I was in college…but I must say, yours is definitely better! I’ve bookmarked your recipe and will definitely try it soon!

  11. says

    It was a lovely weekend wasn’t it? I love this recipe, and when we start the grill going this weekend, your potato salad will be on top of my list.

    • Biren says

      Good to see you again Alisa. :) Yes, we had a lovely weekend. I hope you give this a try and do let me know how it worked out for you.

  12. says

    I buy fingerlings once in a while but never was sure what I wanted to do with them. You just showed me, they are the perfect size for potato salad. I owe you and thanks.


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