Texas Country Potato Salad

18 May

Texas Country Potato Salad sounds weird together. Am I wrong here? I don’t like saying Texas Country. You are Texas State, don’t try to get out of being associated with us! Or is it “Texas *PAUSE* Country Potato Salad? Anyhow. Do I love the name? No. Do I LOVE THIS POTATO SALAD??? YES. DO I WANT TO MAKE THIS FOR EVERY SUMMERTIME BBQ I HAVE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS?? YES. AM I OVERLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS? NO BITCH! IT IS THAT GOOD!

What’s that? You wanted me to get more specific? Well okay bossy pants. See this photo? Those are little red potatoes. And those little red potatoes are swimming in a jacuzzi of seasoned water and BACON GREASE. You boil. These potatoes. In bacon grease.

I rest my case.

I LOVE potato salad. Although I must say, it’s kind of a forgotten food for me. I never think about it. I never say to myself, “Man, this dinner is good but it would be complete with…..potato salad.”

But I think I’m gonna start saying that now. My old thoughts of potato salad were that of the ones from fast food places. Perfectly diced potatoes. Plain, slightly watery sauce. This is ohhhh so different. Rustic. Rugged. Flavor country.

Bacon, eggs, red potatoes, green onion, mayo…….wait a minute. Yes okay it’s basically those deviled eggs having sex times with potatoes but hey, that’s a porn I would watch (celebrity sex tapes are always such snoozers) (yes I’ve watched and I know you do too) (leaked pictures too) (blake lively is really pretty) (okay this is getting creepy)


Smooth and creamy with pops of bacon and green onion. Just to die for. My low-carb diet arch nemesis, ladies and gentleman I present to you…

Paula Deen’s Texas Country Potato Salad

42 Responses to “Texas Country Potato Salad”

  1. Katherina May 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    lmfaooooo you wrote this entry particularly well in my humble opinion!

  2. Kelly May 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Looks good!!!!!!

  3. Karin May 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Insanity. Buying bacon in bulk this weekend to make all of these recipes.

  4. cymi May 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Definitely giving this one a shot. My go-to potato salad type thing comes from Michael Symon. Here’s the link 🙂


    • Robyn Rietze May 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

      You make me lol every time I read one of your posts. BTW, both the deviled eggs and the salad are good with minced dill pickles added. 🙂

  5. Ron Jr May 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    that is basically the same recipe I always make except i use russets. I staqrted adding bacon to it last summer when i was on a serious bacon binge, I also add a little celery for the crunch. Oh, and I always triple that recipe so we can eat it for a few days.

  6. Yes May 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Is it weird that I look forward to your recipe posts on your awesome blog more than I do pay day, but less than Mad Men? Dinner tonight will be deviled eggs with a side of this potato salad!

  7. Lauren May 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Omfg I just creamed my jeans! That looks amazing

  8. hallucinatingmartyr May 19, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    Yum yum

  9. Mark Fisher May 19, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Your photographs are so good I want to eat my computer!!! Wow! Another winner it looks like. Can’t wait to try it. Remind us again how you stay so thin eathing these carbs? Amazing!

  10. Pam May 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Potluck this weekend and didn’t know what to make. Thank you again Chrissy! Don’t know what I would do without you.

  11. bin31 May 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Girl where have you been? This is how my fam has made it for years. this is the only way i know potato salad!!! yum yum and yum. the only thing i add is a little relish but to each is own, good timing being memorial weekend next week and all 🙂

  12. estelliux May 20, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    Reblogged this on gigglesgiggles and commented:

  13. Wida May 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Mmm, this looks SO good!!! Chrissy, are you coming to Dayton, OH when John is coming to perform here? I know the owners of Thai 9 and would love to introduce you to them! They would love you!

  14. CBO May 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Chrissy, your blog is awesome. You are hilarious! Super glad I found it, and happy to know that even beautiful supermodels eat bacon. The world is a slightly better place now. xoxo Celine

  15. Jess Jann May 21, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    I’m in love with you and your food blog!!!! Just started following but reading all your previous posts and I gotta say….I love them! Keep them coming!

  16. Kim May 21, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    Hope u’re considering creatin a cook book of easy recipes (random ones) instead of the standard with themes in the market, Chrissy. Great work on the hardwork preparin the food….Sorry abt John not appreciatin food w/out ketchup…perhaps tomato based food is his thang 😉

  17. Elizabeth May 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I love potato salad, I make it all the time!! Can’t wait to try out this version, it sounds delish!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bacon lovers unite!

  18. Carly May 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    This potato salad, with these ingredients, almost sounds like too much of a no-brainer. Like the potato salad is trying to bribe me for some reason. Goddammit, Paula Deen.

  19. Lady Dai Nguyen May 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Hey Chrissy,

    Not sure if you remember all too well, but you were good friends with Bettina back in highschool. Just thought Id say Hey, im loving your blog! mmmm..food.

  20. Jessie May 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Felt the need to comment today after almost a full year of reading every single post, recipe, tweet, link, etc., laughing out loud at my computer while at work (I probably look insane), and linking countless friends to your home. cured. bacon. recipe (highlight of my life). After all you’ve put up with in the last day, I felt like you needed to be reminded of all the nameless people who you inspire to cook braver, act better and think smarter. You make every day a little bit funnier and happier for me.

    • Yes May 22, 2012 at 1:27 am #


    • chrissyteigen May 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

      ugh. thank you. love this. thank you thank you. ❤

  21. Lauren D. May 22, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Hi Chrissy,

    I’ve been reading the blog for a whiiiiillleee now, and of course always love it. Tried tons of your recipes, and learned from you about Pioneer Woman who I am now also obsessed with! Anyway, I saw all the twitter cray crays and just wanted to come here to make sure you know that WE LOVE YOU! The internet is full of psychos. Mostly psychos who have zero self esteem and need to hide behind a computer screen, tearing someone else down in order to feel good about themselves. Its actually pretty sad…if they weren’t such hatemongering douchenozzles. But you have a little community here of ladies (and I’m sure some dudes!) who think you’re just fantastic! Keep being funny, keep being outspoken, keep being smart and strong…keep being so totally down to earth that we all (I KNOW I’m not just speaking for myself here) consider you like an actual friend, if only in our heads via your blog. Just thought you might need to hear it!

    • chrissyteigen May 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

      this was so sweet thank you, lauren! and yes, I definitely DO need to hear it sometimes! so thank you, really. xx

  22. Sasha May 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    A friend on LiveJournal.com made me aware this page exists and I’m really glad she did. It’s aweome that, despite your profession, you make and eat all kinds of amazing food shamelessly. A bacon and carb-eating model.. It’s worth getting used to. Your sense of humor is an added bonus. 🙂

    I’m looking forward to new posts, missy.

  23. Jessica May 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    I’ve never heard of boiling the potatoes in bacon grease, but how could that taste anything but amaze balls? I hate a red potato, but I would go down on that salad if it were made with baby yukon golds. In fact, the only way I’ll eat potato salad is if it involves sexy times with eggs, bacon, mayonnaise, green onion, and a little celery and mustard. My mother-in-law has been making it that way for years. It’s one of the few things she makes that I like enough to make myself. But better. Duh.

  24. Anna May 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Just wanted to give you props for not only sticking up for yourself, but all women as far as bullying goes. You’re very strong woman and a role model, and someone who knows how to speak their mind. Kudos. And, great blog!

  25. Carly May 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    There was a comment here that was so slimy and creepy that it was literally gnawing at me all day, to the point that hours later I honestly felt like I had to come back and say something in support because it was so quietly, seethingly gross, but thank christ, you already deleted it. (Still creeped out though.)

  26. Lauren (@PBpowered) May 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Thanks for being an inspiration to so many women. Most people in the modeling business give off the vibe that they never eat, which I don’t understand because I too share this insatiable desire for good food! I just wish I could stay as skinny and pretty as you 🙂 Sorry you have had to deal with so much these past couple days. Stay strong and keep up the good work! xoxo

    Maybe you could do a future post on what a regular day of eating looks like for you? instead of just one meal? just a suggestion! 🙂

  27. Kim Van Sickler May 25, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Holy cow! This looks incredible! I’ve gotta make it.

  28. Tuesdai May 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Hi Chrissy!

    First, let me say, every time I visit your blog I’m reminded of the 4 good dishes I can cook off the top of my head, and how much more moms words “you need to learn how to cook something…I ain’t gon be with you always”rings true, ha. Thanks!

    I’m interested in knowing if you would feature one of the handbags from my “Messi Floor Collection” out and about. “Messi Floor” is a collection of handcrafted purses designed for women with a unique style who are not shy or intimidated–and I think YOU fit that description perfecly!

    A complimentary bag ( of your choice) will be shipped to you upon request. To view colllection and models please visit http://designsbytuesdai.com Hope to chat again soon. Twitter:TuesdaiNoelle

  29. Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life May 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Yum, this potato salad looks amazing! I love that it has so many textures to it! I can’t wait to try it out!

  30. missbolani May 29, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Reblogged this on missnoitall and commented:
    Can’t wait to try this potato salad. Nom nom

  31. Jaime May 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    I made this recipe this weekend. Winner.

  32. SyrMo May 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Hi Chrissy,

    Thank you SO much for posting this recipe. You are not overexaggerating its amazingness! I freaking HATE potato salad with my whole being. Husband loves it. So when he requested potato salad as a side for our Memorial weekend BBQ, I not only cringed, but also threw up in my mouth a little. Luckily, you saved the day, as you have for me many nights with your great finds. I made this on Monday, and it was gone in minutes! And that’s because I kept snacking on it in the kitchen and it almost didn’t make it to the community table. I’ve already made it again, and I’m not tired of it yet. Thanks!!!!!

  33. Kent June 9, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    Great recipe. And by the way I think they want to be their own country. Common number sticker “American by birth and Texan by the grace of god”. Sub Texan for arrogant for future reference

  34. Amy June 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    We made this yesterday and my boyfriend proclaimed it the ‘best potato salad ever!’ You rule, Chrissy.

  35. Michelle Lee July 17, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    wow i really want one now 🙂

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  38. Tania Zaballa December 5, 2013 at 12:19 am #

    oh my word as a fellow bacon lover, I feel like I just struck gold with your blog. As the queen of top ramen, bagel bites and allll microwavable food, I can’t wait to start cooking and try all your recipes out!

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