Spare ribs & crispy bacon potato salad

By Drum Digital
25 September 2018


Preparation: 15 min | Cooking: 25 min + boiling time for potatoes | Serves 4

The perfect accompaniment to our marinated spare ribs, this crispy bacon potato salad is a hit at any braai!


1kg Eskort Marinated Spare Ribs

200g Eskort Diced Bacon

4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks

4 large eggs, boiled, peeled and chopped

200ml (4/5c) mayonnaise

50ml (3T) Dijon mustard

salt and ground black pepper

4 spring onions, finely sliced

fresh parsley


  • Boil the potatoes until cooked, but not so soft that they fall apart. Drain and set aside to cool.
  • Boil the eggs until set, about 8 minutes. Allow to cool then peel and chop into pieces.
  • In a hot pan over medium heat, fry the bacon until crispy. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  • Mix the mayonnaise and mustard in a small bowl.
  • In a large salad bowl, gently combine the potatoes, eggs, bacon, spring onions with the mayonnaise mixture. Sprinkle with parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Braai the ribs over hot coals for about 10 minutes, turning frequently and basting with the marinade.
  • Remove and grill in the oven at 200°C on a lightly greased baking sheet for about 10 minutes, turning frequently and basting.
  • Serve the ribs and salad together.

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