Saturday, May 15, 2010


I made some potato salad last night to go with our grilled hamburers and was thinking about this:

Every person whose ever eaten potato salad has their favorite kind and there are just as many recipes out there as there are people who make it.

From russets to reds, from colds to hots, from mayo to blue cheese, eggs, pickles, so many things you can add to make it, and even more ways to make it better.

I figure that there have got to be some people out there who are reading this blog without posting anything, so here's your chance.

With summer grilling and picnic season fast approaching, maybe you have a favorite potato salad recipe to share?

Here's the one that I made last night with just some basic ingredients that I had in the house already.

4 russet potatoes boiled with lots of salt (fork test to be still just a little firm)
  • If you boil the potatoes with the skin on, then run them under cold water, the skins will just drape off when you rub them.
4 large boiled eggs (you can boil them along with the potatoes if you wish)
1 roasted red bell pepper
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1/2 small onion, diced
1 carrot shredded with a peeler then chopped into smalled pieces
2 tablespoon celery seed
1 teaspoon black pepper
more salt to taste
1 tablespoon sweet paprika (reserve a little for garnish)
2 cups of mayonaise
1/2 cup of yellow mustard

Gently fold all ingredients together so that the potatoes don't become all mush.

Chill and serve.
Makes 6-10 servings

This was nothing fancy and only took about 1 hour to make from start to finish.
So what's your fav?