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Fingerling Potato Salad

September 26, 2013 |

Hickory Roasted Peanuts, Bacon, Apples & Sherry Mustard

Fingerling Potato Salad | Flavor, NC

Recipe courtesy of Chef Scott Crawford
as seen on episode “Bakers’ Peanuts“, season 3


  • 3 lbs Fingerling Potatoes
  • 1 gallon water
  • ¼ cup sea salt
  • 1 lb fresh, raw peanuts shelled
  • ½ lb smoked bacon, diced and rendered until brown and crispy
  • 3 large honey crisp apples diced
  • ½ cup Dukes Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons aged sherry vinegar
  • 1 bunch of scallions sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons Hickory Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Hickory Sea Salt
  • Kosher salt & black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large mixing bowl toss the peanuts in hickory syrup and hickory salt until thoroughly coated. Spread them onto a sheet pan lined with Parchment paper. Roast in oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

In a large stock pot bring potatoes water and ¼ cup sea salt to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until a paring knife will slide easily through the potatoes. Remove from heat, strain and cool in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl add mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, scallions, apples, potatoes, bacon. Mix well. Season mixture with salt & black pepper to taste. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and add peanuts right before serving.

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Heart Healthy Tips


  • Great as a snack, topping on salad or ingredient in main dishes
  • Excellent source of Vitamin E and healthy unsaturated fats
  • Can be challenging to control your portion size of peanuts. Try limiting to a handful.
  • Make your own peanut butter or buy Natural Peanut Butter to avoid unhealthy fats and added sugars.

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