12 June, 2011

potato salad

as i mentally prepare for a picnic tomorrow, i would like to share a recipe for potato salad. the ingredients are readily available and the preparation is simple

  • baby red potatoes
  • vegetable oil
  • apple cider vinegar
  • salt/pepper
  • hard boiled eggs
  • green onions
  • radishes
  • mustard
  • mayo
  1. boil 5 lbs baby red potatoes, start them in cool water, bring to a boil and turn off the heat, let the potatoes sit in the pot until the water cools
  2. starting with cool water again, boil 5 eggs for 10 minutes at medium high heat, immediately pour off hot water and run cool water over the eggs in the pot, add ice to rapidly cool and prevent darkening of the yolks.
  3. dice potatoes and mix with 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and 3 tablespoons vegetable oil and salt and pepper, let marinate for 1 hour
  4. while the potatoes are marinating mix the 2nd portion of the salad:
  5. peel and dice the 5 hard boiled eggs, slice 6 green onions, thinly slice 1 bunch of radishes and mix with: 2 cups mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  6. blend the potatoes and the dressing ingredients and allow flavors to mature for an hour or overnight, correct seasoning before serving