Tuesday 21 February 2012

Homestyle Potato Salad

One of the classic recipes that is found all over the world, but can be made so regional specific just based on a few ingredients! I was in the mood for good old fashioned potato salad, the kind I grew up on and decided to share the recipe. It really is a variable recipe, these ingredients and measurements are just a guideline. I might use more or less of a certain item. For example, the mayonnaise guide is only based on preference. I usually try to put less in so it might be drier than you prefer. Make it how you like it!

400-600g washed potatoes of any variety
2 eggs
½ -1 whole onion (red/white)
½ - 1 whole green pepper
2 stalks celery
Gherkins (dill pickles)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
½ c – 1c light mayonnaise (sounds like a lot but use what you like)

To start:
In a large pan, fill with water, potatoes, and eggs and bring to a boil for about 40 minutes until potatoes are well soft. When done let cool completely.

While the potatoes are boiling, dice onion, celery, pepper, gherkins and place in a bowl.

To Finish:
When the potatoes have cooled, use a dull knife and peel off the skins and discard.
Peel eggs.
Mash eggs and potatoes into fairly large chunks (don’t be precise).
Mix with the diced veggies, and mayo.
Season to taste, and enjoy!
Best served with BBQ!!!

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