Thursday, July 12, 2012

MY Potato Salad

 I'm joining a Linky Party, "Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party" at my sister's blog, Walking on Sunshine.  I'm sharing a couple of my favorite recipes, along with many other foodie bloggers. So please head on over to Walking on Sunshine, and join the fun!

It sure feels like Summer!  It's been hot and dry, just the way I like the Summer.  I wouldn't mind a rain shower a couple times a the evening.  It hasn't rained here in a while, and the grass is brown and dry, something very common in the Summer, here in New Jersey. 

Potato Salad, a great Summertime side dish.  It's perfect for picnic's, BBQ's, and get-togethers.  I make this delicious Potato Salad, often. It;'s kind of like a "deviled egg" potato salad.  I use mayo, Italian dressing, and mustard in the dressing.  The flavor is perfect, and everyone RAVES over MY Potato Salad.  You will love this, try it!

Potato Salad

5lb of Red Potatoes scrubbed
4 stalks celery chopped small
1 medium red onion minced
5 hard boiled eggs chopped

1. In a large stockpot add the potatoes and enough water to cover.  Bring to a boil, and cook for about 20 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through and a large knife goes through the potato easily, without any resistance.  Drain all the water, and let cool, or do this the day before.

2. Peel the COOKED potatoes, I use the back of a small spoon, this makes it so much easier!  Slice the potatoes into chunks.

3. In a large bowl add the sliced potatoes, chopped celery, minced red onion, and chopped hard boiled eggs. 

The Dressing

1 cup of Italian Dressing - I use Good Seasons Packets where you have to mix it with the oil, vinegar and water......or I make my own
1 & 1/2 cups Mayonnaise
3 TBS Spicy Brown Mustard
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

4. Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk, add to the Potatoes and mix really well.  Taste it what does it need, more salt, or pepper?   Is it dry?  Does it need more Italian Dressing?  Always taste your food. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.  Enjoy!  So YUMMO!

Doesn't that look YUMMO!

Make this for your next Picnic!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

Great recipe. Thanks for joining Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back next week for another great party.

Ericka Breedlove said...

Potato salad is a summer BBQ favorite, and this one looks great! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!