The reasons for this post are three fold, so read on!
Depending on the number of people you will be serving, I make that many potatoes for my salad. We were serving 7 adults, (because not everyone could come) so I cooked 7 potatoes. Scrub them, then either boil them or cook them in the microwave until nice and tender. There is nothing worse than a hard potato in a potato salad!
We don't always peel our potatoes for potato salad, it is up to you. I baked them in the microwave this time and then peeled the skins off easily. It makes for a prettier pictures. Also, while you are cooking your potatoes, you should be boiling about 6 eggs.
Now you will add the first secret ingredient! Italian salad dressing.
Now you chop up a couple stalks of celery, some onion and pickles. I used dill pickles this time, but sometimes I use sweet and they are both equally good. The amount that you use is according to your taste. I used 2 celery stalks, 1/2 of a small onion and about 1 c. of small pickles. Mix these ingredients in with the potatoes, plus about 1/4 c. of pickle juice.
Now, back to those eggs! Click on the pictures to see my tips.
The egg slicer really is a nice little gadget. I have had mine for a long time. But, here is a Kitchen Aid one that would match my mixer! Here is one that cuts all different kinds of slices and wedges!
Now it is time for the final ingredients, including one more unexpected one.
Now, the amount of mustard you use is up to you As a matter of fact, this time I felt that the amount shown here was a little bit too much. But some people like a mustard potato salad, so it is up to you. Also, at this point I add a little salt and pepper, about a tsp. of garlic powder and 1/2 tsp. of turmeric. Mix it all together really well.
I like to put lots of slices because everyone love to get one on their salad. I asked my husband to remind me to take a picture of a serving of the salad on a plate before we ate it all, but he failed me in that request! Wow! You give a guy one job....(jk).
I am going to give you a written recipe, but I want you to remember that many of the ingredients are a matter of taste, so you will want to add more or less according to what you like. I am giving you this 7 potato recipe. You will need to change amounts accordingly if you make a larger or smaller salad.
Now I am off to finish that tutorial for Valentine's for your little boys! (or girls, too) So come back tomorrow and see how they turned out! I am loving them!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!