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Just finished making another batch of my famous Warm Red Potato salad. Not to brag folks (actually I am), I have to admit I make the BEST potato salad. I make several different versions of potato salad but this is my absolute FAV.
Ironically, growing up I hated potato salad. Why? Seems I didn't like the versions that were available to me whilst I was in my knee high to a whipper snapper stage. My Mom's potato salad, perhaps the worst (for me anyway) was full of onions, green peppers and way too much celery. The few other potato salads I sampled were at family reunions and they were just about as bad. God awful, to me anyway.
So here is my recipe. If you try it, keep in mind that this is a very personal recipe, developed over years of experimentation, misfires, and disasters.
Red Potato Salad
Three large red potatoes
One diced celery stalk
1/4 cup freshly minced flat leaf parsley
salt to taste
1 cup mayonaisse
2 hardboiled eggs, diced and minced
1 tablespoon French's yellow mustard
1 tablespoon celery seed
1/3 cup cider vinegar
Cook the potatoes (leaving the skin on) until tender (about 15 minutes)
On a wood cutting board, halve, quarter and eighths the still hot potatoes
Place in aluminum bowl.
Splash the cider vinegar over all and mix with metal spoon
Mixed in the chopped celery
Sprinkle the salt, celery seed over "vinegared" potatoes
Put a whole gob of mayo over all with about three "squirts" of French's yellow mustard and mix all
Mix in minced parsley and chopped eggs.
Note: measurements are estimates. I usually go overboard with the measurements except for the salt and celery. Too much celery and you have a "celery salad." And definitely use French's yellow mustard but be care not to put too much or else you'll have a "Mustard Potato Salad." You want just a hint of mustard that brings back memories of your childhood family picnic's potato salad. You can put onions in but I prefer not to, although I like onions. And definitely DO NOT PUT GREEN PEPPERS IN POTATO SALAD. That's about as bad as putting shrimp in it. Gawd awful.