Look, I am all for doing things from a scratch but sometimes you are bone tired and it is your turn to bring a salad to a get-together, braai or work function. It was exactly this scenario that inspired this recipe. It was the end of 2018 (and you know what a hectic year that was) and I was so tired that even the thought of chopping lettuce, tomato etc. for a salad brought tears to my eyes. So, I decided I would zhush up a salad from my local supermarket. I grabbed my basket and then placed a ready-made potato salad in; I then proceeded to grab chives, I had mielies in the fridge (so I skipped that), grabbed a cup of pecan nuts, finely diced bacon and off I went.
I got home; pulled out butter, cayenne pepper, the mielies, maple or golden syrup (both work and I can’t remember which one I used at the time) and started “winging” the salad (see the details below). Surprisingly to me, the people at the get-together flipped out and asked for the recipe.
Now, I know this recipe is considered a “cheat” in the foodie world. But heck if Nigella uses frozen peas – why can’t we sometimes cheat for the sake of our sanity.
So here is what you have been waiting for…
• 1 x Pack of Bacon Bits, Chopped
• 1 x Ready-Made Potato Salad
• Chives, To Taste
• Cup of Pecan Nuts, Broken Up
• 2-3 Mielies/Corn on the Cobb*
• 2 Tsps. of Cayenne**
• 2 -3 TBSPS. of Syrup
• Butter for Frying
• Salt and Pepper, To Taste
• Chilli Flakes, For Garnish (Optional)
*I used leftover mielies from the night before; I also made them in the microwave and then added some butter, paprika and mixed herbs.
** You can’t taste the cayenne’s spiciness at all once caramelised. So, if you aren’t a fan of spice, don’t stress.
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Yay yay yay yay! So glad you uploaded this one!!!!! It is so yummy
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I truly appreciate you.
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Dankie vir die terugvoer! Ek hoop dat jy dit maak en geniet een of ander tyd.
Moenie ‘n vreemdeling wees nie 🙂
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