Monday, July 4, 2011

The Perfect Potato Salad

People are passionate about potato salad.  Or is it just me?  I firmly believe there is only ONE perfect potato salad recipe.  And it's not the one in this picture.  It's our mom's potato salad.

NO FANCY STUFF.  Do not add anything weird (especially do NOT put Miracle Whip or pickles of any kind in the PPS).  No celery, or other crunchy stuff.  No paprika or spices other than the 'trinity' (salt, pepper and garlic powder). All you need is:

hard boiled eggs
potatoes (I always use good ole russets), simmered until they are softened, but still firm
green onions
Best Food Mayo (I normally hate mayo in any form, it makes me gag to think about it.  But it's necessary in potato salad.  Must be Best Foods tho)
Salt, pepper and garlic powder.

dice the eggs and potatoes.  Throw them in a salad bowl with the green onions, which have been cut up into small pieces.  Add enough mayo to hold it all together, but not enough to make it a disgusting mayo-y goop.  Add more salt, pepper and garlic powder than you think it will need.  Stir it up.  Taste and add more S,P, or GP if needed. 

The perfect 4th of July dish.  My friend Lorraine was deathly ill a few years ago, and all she wanted (this was basically her dying wish, though lucky for us all she did recover) was a bowl of my potato salad.  I think the PS was what cured her.


Sue said...

just had some the other night - and it WAS pps!

Lis said...

Not a huge ps fan but agree that it needs to be kept to simple ingredients.

Katie said...

i don't love PS either, so this is definitely the only one i eat!