Sunday, March 6, 2011

Potato Salad

I love potato salad, but I have never been able to make it like my mother's. How did she make her's? I will never know.  Maybe a different kind of Maine Potato.  I am ok with my version, make it the day before and allow the flavors to blend is best.  Do you know how to boil the perfect egg?  Using a saucepan place the number of eggs you want, place the eggs in pot and cover with cold water, cover your pot.   Heat to just starting to boil and remove from the burner, set the timer and cook for 15 minutes.  Rinse with cold water and you will have perfect eggs every time.  

Potato Salad

6 medium sized Idaho potatoes
3/4 cup chopped celery
 1 onion to taste
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp of celery seed
6 hard boiled eggs
3/4 cup of mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp prepared mustard
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp of sweet relish

Wash and scrub your potatoes, place in a good size cooking pot, cut in half, cover with cold water and boil until almost soft. Drain in colander and place back in the cooking pot and refrigerate until cool. When cool enough to handle peel and cut in bite size chunks.
In a small bowl combine the egg yolks, mayo, mustard, sugar and sweet relish and combine.
After placing your cut size potatoes in a large bowl, dice your onion, celery and egg whites. Sprinkle with the seasonings and pour the dressing over the potato and gently mix. Being careful not to break any of the potato. Refrigerate for several hours. You could also sprinkle your potato salad with paprika.

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