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Island Bites: Papas Salteadas con Tocineta (Sweet and Sour Warm Potato & Bacon Salad)

Updated on February 15, 2015

This recipe is a warm and delicious spin on traditional potato salad. It is smoky and slightly sweet and tangy! It is perfect to pair with your favorite meat.

4.8 stars from 4 ratings of Warm Potato Salad


  • 2 lbs red potatoes, diced
  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • salt & pepper
  • parsley, chopped
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper, (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary


  1. Add potatoes to a pot of salted water. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and let them cool.
  2. Cook bacon in a large pan over medium heat. Remove from pan when crispy and reserve. Add onion, garlic and dried herbs to the pan and saute in bacon grease at low-medium heat until caramelized.
  3. Add flour to the pan and mix well. Cook for one or two minutes. Add sugar, vinegar and broth. Mix well. Let it reduce for a couple minutes.
  4. Add potatoes. Sprinkle some salt, pepper and cayenne. Combine. Turn up the heat and saute for 2 minutes. Add parsley and bacon. Serve warm.


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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      No problem! Thanks!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi IslandBites,

      Sounds and looks yummy! Thanks for sharing this, useful & pinning to my comfort food board!

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks! :-D

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      Thief12 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Mmmm, I want!

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      Solimar 4 years ago

      It sounds delicious. I'm gonna try it for dinner.