Loaded Potato Salad
10 lbs Idaho potatoes
1 1/2 cups bacon, cooked and chopped
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup green onion, medium dice
Bacon fat (yield from cooking bacon above)
Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel the Idaho potatoes and cut into 2in pieces. Place in a pot filled with water, to prevent browning on the potatoes while you finish peeling/cutting all potatoes.
  3. Boil the Idaho potatoes until fork tender. Remove from water and let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a 350 degree oven on a sheet pan until crispy. Let bacon cool, separate out and reserve bacon fat and chop the bacon into small pieces.
  5. Mix together potatoes, bacon, sour cream, cheese, green onion and bacon fat, being careful not to overmix the potatoes and keeping everything chunky. Season to taste.
  6. Serve warm with some cheddar cheese and green onions as a garnish OR serve chilled with green onion garnish.