America's Best Potato Salad

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“This recipe won our BBQ team over $7,000 and eventually the title "America's Best Potato Salad".”

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  1. Partially cook new potatoes just until barely tender. Then smash them to about 1/2 thick.
  2. Partially cook russet potatoes, then slice three lengthwise and scrape out the center to form a “boat.” Reserve contents for later.
  3. Roughly chop other three russets.
  4. Heat oil to 350 degrees and fry the russets to golden brown.
  5. Fry the smashed new potatoes then break them into small pieces.
  6. Cook bacon on a sheet pan in 350 degree oven. Then crumble into bits.
  7. Dice: red and green onions.
  8. Combine: dill, mayo, bacon, red onion, green onion, salt and pepper in a large bowl, mix thoroughly.
  9. All potatoes to cool to room temperature then combine new potatoes and contents from three russets to mayo mixture.
  10. Spoon contents in russet boats and then garnish with green onion and bacon bits.

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