Friday, March 8, 2013

Potato Salad

I would say that I have made tons of potato salad in my time.  Last year we made a potato salad to serve 100 guests at our oldest Granddaughter's wedding reception.  When I did a little catering, this potato salad was on nearly every buffet table we did.  It has always been a family hit.

                                             Potato Salad

6 - 8 medium size baking Potatoes, boiled until tender, peeled and then cubed
1/2 cup Sweet Pickle Relish
4 hard boiled Eggs, peeled and chopped
2 Green Onions, chopped (greens and whites)
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Yellow Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
Fresh Parsley, chopped (optional garnish)

While the potato cubes are still warm, combine them with the pickle relish.  Stir in the remaining ingredients and stir well.  Here’s a little technique that I use, stir salad enough to start breaking down some of the potatoes.  This will give you a nice creamy texture with some potatoes still holding their shape.  Taste your salad at this point.  Add more mayonnaise if it seems too dry, you don’t want it to be too wet either.  Add a little more pickle relish if you want a little more of the sweet pickle taste.  Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top.  Chill salad before serving.

6 - 8 servings

Stirring together a Potato Salad for 100 people is a big job!  Thank you John for being my Muscle Man!


Dennis Badger said...

I see who is doing the hard work...hehe. Thats the hard part mixing everything together. Good job John, the potato salad sounds very good need to try this one..


conniep said...

You made me hungry again. It sounds soooo good.

Pat Lutzow said...

Connie, I'm sorry??? You could make a very scaled down version. That's what I would do. lol

Pat Lutzow said...

Dennis, you are the potato salad king! Our salads are similar. You guys sure stick together! Glad to see you out here....