As summer gets near we are always in need of easy food. So here is my recipe passed down through my family for potato salad. It is a great way to get my kids to eat something cold (the I don’t have to cook) and includes lots of veggies.
Now I will have to admit I don’t tend to do much in the way recipes, if you like something add as much as you like. If you don’t like something reduce the amount or omit it all together.
8 – 10 Potatoes (any of your favorite kinds will do)
12 Eggs (hard-boiled and peeled)
3 – 5 Radishes
2 – 4 Celery stocks
3 Carrots (thinly chopped)
5 Pickles (keep your pickle juice)
1/2 cup Mustard
1 cup Mayo +
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tbsp Ground Mustard +
1 tbsp Paprika (Hungarian is the best but any will do)
Peel and boil the potatoes. When they are soft and you can easily stick a fork through them they are done. Then drain the potatoes. Chop the potatoes and put into a large bowl. Chop in bite size pieces and add the following items to the bowl eggs, pickles, carrots, celery, and radishes. Once all items have been added stir until well incorporated.
Next add mayo, mustard, pickle juice (start with 1 tbsp) salt, pepper, and paprika. Mix all ingredients again.
Now here is the most important thing…taste it! Depending on what you prefer add more of any of the ingredients and spices you want more of. Enjoy!
You can eat it right away but it also tastes even better refrigerated (6 hours or overnight for best results). The salad will last for 3-4 days refrigerated, stir before serving.
My summer gift to you!