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
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)
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.