With cheddar cheese, bacon, scallions, and sour cream in every bite, Bacon Cheddar Potato Salad is summer barbecue comfort food at its best.
*If there's any trick to making potato salad, it's determining the right amount of time to cook the potatoes. Too long of a boil and the potatoes will break up upon assembly. Too short, and your guests will crunch on undercooked interiors, which ruins the potato salad party just as much as a mushy spud.
Over the years, I've found Ina Garten's technique
for cooking potatoes to be pretty consistent in its results. For even cooking, choose smaller potatoes from the bin that are roughly the same size. Boiling times will vary. Large potatoes can take up to 25 minutes on a gentle simmer before their centers start to become tender.