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Potato Salad Recipe: My Italian Potato Salad Recipe Recipe
by Richard Blaine

Potato Salad Recipe: My Italian Potato Salad Recipe

Remember that seen in the movie Goodfella’s where they open the movie at a picnic and Pauly is sitting there eating a sandwich? Yeah of course you remember! Well what you didn’t see in the film was that there was a plate sitting next to him on the ground and on that plate was some of my Potato Salad Recipe! Here’s the deal: “Everyone pays tribute to Pauly!” Well my Potato Salad Recipe is and was my way of paying tribute to Pauly!

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Prep time: United States American
Cook time: Servings: 6 Servings

Goes Well With: sandwiches, BBQ, any BBQ dishes, Steaks, chops, summer foods, fish


  • 3 Lbs. red potatoes cut in half.
  • 1 medium red onion finely diced.
  • 8 ounces of cooked bacon. I use bacon ends and pieces because there is more meat then regular bacon strips.
  • 1 Jar of roasted red bell peppers drained and chopped rough.
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. Capers drained.
  • 4 Cloves of finely minced garlic or more to taste. 2 Tsp. to 1 Tbsp. of granules to taste if you don’t have fresh garlic. I used granules.
  • 1 Cup of green olives.
  • 1/4 to 1/2 Cup finely sliced basil leaves or 1 Tbsp. dry basil.
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped Italian flat leaf parsley.
  • 1/2 to 1 Tbsp. Dried crushed oregano bulbs.
  • 1/2 to 3/4 Cup of olive oil your preference for dressing consistency.
  • 2 Tbsp. Red wine vinegar.
  • 2 to 4 Anchovies or more to taste.
  • 4 Hard boiled eggs.
  • Salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Optional Ingredients:
  • 1 Tsp. dried Rosemary.
  • 1 Tsp. dried Thyme.
  • 1/2 to 1 Tbsp. of red pepper flakes.
  • 1/2 Cup sliced black olives.


  1. You will need a large sauce pot or stock pot to cook the potatoes.
  2. Cut your potatoes in half cook them for 10 to 12 minutes until the potatoes are just tender but firm.
  3. Pour potatoes into a colander and allow the potatoes to cool they will still be cooking while they are cooling.
  4. While potatoes are cooking go ahead and cook your bacon in a saute pan or skillet until crispy.
  5. When bacon is done remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate with paper towels to soak up excess grease.
  6. Now take your olive oil and pour it into a bowl.
  7. Add anchovies to the oil and mash them into the oil until dissolved into oil.
  8. Now add your garlic, basil, oregano, parsley, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix together with a fork or whisk.
  9. Now add your bacon, capers, red onion, chopped red peppers to the dressing and mix well.
  10. Put your potatoes into large non-metallic bowl and pour the dressing over the potatoes and mix well with your hands or gently with a rubber spatula. You can then either chill the Potato Salad Recipe or you can serve it immediately! Enjoy!