Wednesday, June 8, 2011

When Life Gives You Potatoes...

...make Potato Salad; one of my childhood favorites. My husband likes to crush his chips into it. A little weird but to each his own. (I love you SweetHeart!)

Classic Potato Salad
to see original recipe which I have adapted:

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 t prepared yellow mustard
2 T dill pickle juice
1 1/2 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1 t sugar
5 to 6 med. potatoes (about 2 pounds) peeled, cubed and cooked (I buy the 32oz bag of southern style hashbrowns - pour little bits at a time in boiling water for a few minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon, repeat)
1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
1 bunch green onions, diced
3 eggs, hard-boiled & diced

Combine mayo, juice, salt, sugar, and pepper in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Stir gently to combine thoroughly. Cover; chill for 2 plus hours. I like making it in the morning and having it chill all day until dinner.


  1. Great tip on the potatoes - wouldn't have thought of that!

    A friend just gave me a recipe that is heavy on the pcikle juice and mustard and light on the mayo, and it turned out really well.

    Aunt Carolyn also gave me a recipe years back that calls for an olive oil dressing instead of the mayo.

  2. ... I love the use of Hash Browns! What a great time-saver!!
    ... And I also understand the use of "crushed potato chips" as a condiment. Peanut-butter/potato chip sandwich is one of my guilty pleasures! :-)