Thursday, August 28

Digging for Gold

Michele and I, with the help of our little assistants, harvested our potatoes last weekend. It was so thrilling! We split the harvest and both ended up with a very generous amount. While digging, we listed all the potato yummies we could make - home fries, hash browns, soup, salad, bread . . . In my mind though, there was only one thing that I *had* to make. My mom's potato salad. Simply the best. The only one I eat. It's chunky, savory and not very mustardy. Potato salad is a funny thing. Everyone likes it a certain way. Some not at all, like Bryce. Managed to whip up a batch last week. For the first time ever, it actually tasted like my mom's. Emily, I wish you were here to share it with me.

Here's the recipe. No amounts, of course. I'll even tell you the secret ingredient - my mom learned this recipe from my Aunt (her sister-in-law.)

My Mom's Potato Salad

Boiled Potatoes (I used white)

Plain old yellow mustard

Dill Pickles

Green Onions


The Secret: Bernstein's Italian Salad Dressing

Cut potatoes into medium to large chunks in a large bowl. While potatoes are still hot, pour on a
generous amount of Bernstein's Italian Dressing. Let it soak in for a while. Add a teaspoon of mustard and a dollop of mayo, stir together. Taste. Add more mustard if needed. Add diced pickles, celery, green onions and eggs. Mix again. Salt and pepper to taste.


Jessica said...

That potato salad looks so yummy. It's going to make an appearance at our Labor Day picnic!

Lisa said...

Yummy! Our "family secret" special potatoe salad also uses italian dressing like that. But then I put in cucumbers and radishes also. I haven' made it all summer, I think I will need to make it this weekend!!!! Thanks for the reminder

Lani ~ The Wooden Porch said...

I LOVE pulling things up out of my garden! I've never done potatoes before though. What fun! :-)

Vickie said...

That potato salad looks delicious! I want to try it with your family secret!!!

Emily & Jeff said...

Yum!! I love mom's pot sal.

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