We went to the Braves game last night and at the last minute I decided that we should tailgate. We have not done that in years. I did nothing fancy. I sliced garden fresh tomatoes with a little Italian dressing. Sliced fresh peaches that GI Joe brought back from the English Farm in Zebulon. They are great! I picked up my favorite fried chicken. The best part is that I made homemade potato salad.
Potato salad is one of my favorite foods. I LOVE it! I am sharing with you my mother’s recipe. She was such a great cook. We like it hot with dill pickles, but you can use sweet pickles and serve it chilled.
Rule of thumb: When making potato salad or mashed potatoes use 1 potato for each person. What kind of potatoes do you use? I use baking potatoes. They have more starch so when cooked will tend to fall apart making a soft potato salad. If you like more firm potatoes use new potatoes. They have less starch ,less calories but they stay firm after cooking. Choose what you like.
Steps for making salad:
1. Cube potatoes and cover with water in a saucepan. I do not use salt because the olives I put in the salad are salty.
2. Cook until tender. About 15 – 20 min. Check by using a fork and check for desired tenderness.
3. Drain in a colander.
4. Return to pan and put your choice of condiments in such as sliced olives, dill pickle relish, a little mustard and mayonnaise. Stir lightly.
The Teacher Cooks