Sunday, July 13, 2014

Potato Salad


What a classic.  Nothing goes better with a cook out, pot luck, BBQ, or picnic than potato salad.  I love the basic recipes - mayonnaise, potatoes, eggs, celery, and some seasoning.  They are fast, easy and delicious.

Today, I made a recipe I got from Hellman's.  Simply boil some potatoes - I boiled mine in a little salted water, tossed in some celery, hard boiled eggs, and coated them with a dressing made of mayonnaise, some vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.  I put my salad in the fridge until I was ready to serve it but you can serve at room temperature if you wish.  For a little color, I sprinkled some paprika on top.






THE ORIGINAL POTATO SALAD
From Hellman's

INGREDIENTS:
2 lbs. potatoes (5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Cover potatoes with water in 4-quart sauce pot; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.
Combine Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper in large bowl. Add potatoes, celery, onion and eggs and toss gently. Serve chilled or at room temperature.




6 comments:

  1. A very delicious salad, Geraldine.

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  2. I think this was my mother's recipe. I never seem to have any hb eggs around when i need them. Invite me over!

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  3. I agree, Geraldine. The old recipes are the best. I'd forgotten the vinegar in this one...nice tang for the salad. Potato salad is the second thing that everyone heads for at a picnic. The first always seems to be deviled eggs.

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  4. Potato salad has been my family all time favourite!

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  5. H Geraldine, this potato salad looks so appetizing and tempting too. Thanks for sharing and regards :)

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  6. I love anything with potato and this looks really good.
    Hope you're having a lovely day.
    Blessings, Kristy

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