Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July Food!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

In celebration, I thought I would share a summer holiday family get-together favorite - potato salad! Yeah, I know potato salad is practically a staple that every potluck gatherer has long mastered. But, it is the only dish that is requested of me by my extended family. Every time we eat together. So, I figure I must have a good thing going. It may be the only exceptional thing I am known to make regularly. But ah well. At least I have one.

And here it is. What makes this exceptional, I believe, is that I took a tame Betty Crocker (or is it Better Homes and Gardens?) recipe and modified it slightly to taste more like the delicious potato salad that had me drooling the entire time I was in Germany. Sooooo good. Try it and tell me what you think:

6 potatoes, peeled or unpeeled, chopped in chunks, boiled until soft, and rinsed
3 hard-cooked eggs, roughly chopped

1/3 c chopped onion
1 c miracle whip (a little less than the original calls for)
1/4 c vinegar (this is much more than the original recipe)
2 tsp mustard (but actually I just give it a good squirt and stir it into the miracle whip mixture until it looks yellow enough - use your own judgement)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 kosher dill pickle, chopped into small-ish bits (my very own addition)
dill (another of my own alterations. I use typical dried dill weed - but I bet fresh dill would be mighty tasty. And I just shake some in at the end. My personal belief is you can never have too much dill - so go ahead and sprinkle fearlessly.)

And there you have it. Mix it all up, chill it in the fridge and you can give me all the credit for the absolute best potato salad you have ever had (or so says my family). hahaha.
Enjoy, and may all your summer celebrations be delicious . . . :)


bonitinha said...

That sounds fabulous! I love potato salad!

Colleen said...

Sounds pretty similar to my mom's potato salad recipe, and I have NEVER had better potato salad. Every time I ask her for a recipe it's always "a little of this, a dab of that," so thanks for a real live recipe! :)

Colleen said...

(And my mom even uses the pickles and dill!)

Question: red potatoes or russet?

Kristen said...

I usually use Russet. I bet red potatoes would be good, too, though. :)

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