Monday, April 5, 2010
Any and every picnic I've ever gone to has always had a good potato salad. I like mine homemade personally. The Tortured Teenager will eat any store bought version. My homemade is always the same basis. Sometimes I add to it or from it but the sauce is always the same.
I always start with 8 potatoes for my family of four. Peel and clean. Then cut into one inch chunks. Very important to be consistent on size so they cook all the same.
I boil with salty water. When you can insert a fork into them, they are done. Very important! Fork! Not knife!
Drain the potatoes and let sit while you make the mayo based dressing.
Take 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (use regular. I know it's fattening but the reduced fat is sweeter and the flavor is wildly different!
Add 1 TB rice vinegar, 1 TB yellow mustard, to a very large mixing bowl
Add 2 green onions
1 hard boiled egg diced
4 Stacker's Pickles diced (you could substitute dill relish but I rarely ever have relish and always have Stackers for sandwiches
1 tsp kosher salt and 1 tsp pepper. We like ALOT of pepper in our potato salad. I don't want to re season at the table so I want it right before I plate. Add 1 TB dill. Yes, dill. It's what makes my potato salad different. It makes it taste fresh. You won't regret it.
Add potatoes and mix well.
Taste it. You need to make sure it's seasoned right. Mines perfect!! In fact, I'm swatting The Fireman away! It needs to cool in the fridge! I sprinkle paprika on the top. It's what my Gram did so I have to do it.
Let it cool for at least three hours. Mine cooled for four. The Tortured Teenager threatened to eat it after two. "Quality control" she claimed!!
What do like in YOUR potato salad?
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