Potato Salad is one of those perfect picnic foods, and since that's the season
we're entering, I thought I would post my favorite recipe.
I learned how to make it from my mom, who makes the best ever!
I did tweak mine a little cause I figured I can never make it taste just like her's,
so it won't matter anyway. It's still delicious though.
It's actually a really classic recipe. Some people call it Mustard Potato Salad because
it has mustard in it, but it's the only way I've ever made it.
One of the changes I usually make is to add just a touch of heat. Not a lot, just that little something that hangs on the tongue. I usually just add a little cayenne pepper to the dressing mixture, but this time I had some Candied Jalapeno that I had made a while ago, and used that in place of the relish. It made it a little more spicy than normal, but it was really good.
I didn't even get it in the fridge to chill before my hubby was digging into a bowl of it.
He prefers it room temperature with lots of paprika. I like mine chilled.
Classic Potato Salad
4 large russet potatoes
3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1 large celery stalk, chopped
2 tbsp onion, minced
2 tbsp sweet pickle relish, (or more if desired)
1 tsp salt, divided use
1/2 cup miracle whip
1 tsp vinegar
2 tsp yellow mustard
1/4 tsp celery seed
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Wash potatoes, place in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are fork tender, apprx. 20-30 minutes depending on size of potatoes. When done, drain and cover with cold water to cool. Once cool, peel (it will scrape off easily with a paring knife) and chop.
Place in a large bowl with eggs. To cook your eggs just cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and cover; let sit for 10 minutes. Drain and refill pot with ice water to cool eggs. Peel and chop.
Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of salt on potato/egg mixture, add celery, onions and relish. Stir gently.
In a smaller bowl mix miracle whip, remaining 1/2 tsp of salt and rest of ingredients. Add to the potatoes and stir gently until mixed. Sprinkle with paprika. Chill until ready to serve.