Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Potato-Egg Salad


There are a few foods that really signal the beginning of summer to me. Things like corn on the cob, burgers on the grill, fresh strawberries, lemonade, and really good potato salad. I've been making this potato salad for about 3 years and since I tried it, I haven't made another version since. I think I've made it four times in the last month. My husband just keeps begging me for more potato salad, so I have to come up with dinners that would be appropriate to have it with.

This potato salad is originally a Paula Deen recipe. Does anyone else think I've gone Paula Deen crazy this month? Okay, then it's not just me. And I don't really have a good explanation other than I must need new cookbooks!

It's really good potato salad, trust me! Perfect for summer bar-b-que's, potlucks, or even just casual dinners.




Potato-Egg Salad
(adapted from Paula Deen)

3 cups diced red potatoes
1/3 cup Italian dressing
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup celery, diced
2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. horseradish
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives

1. Boil potatoes with skins on for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain.

2. Pour Italian dressing over warm potatoes. Chill for about 2 hours.

3. Mix remaining ingredients and fold into potato mixture. Garnish with chopped chives. Chill until ready to serve.

Makes 6-8 servings

6 comments:

Maria said...

I usually hate potato salad. This one looks good though!

jillbert said...

I like potato salad but I usually don't make it for some reason. This sounds really good with the Italian drssing, mayo, and sour cream!

Cathy said...

I have a Southern Living potato salad recipe I've made for years, but this one looks great; I have to try it! I bet the Italian dressing adds a nice zing to it.

Caroline said...

I'm going to give this one a try for 4th of July weekend! I just made a blue cheese potato salad that we all loved, but I don't think that would be real "family friendly" for the 4th. Thanks for the great recipe!!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds delicious.. I love the addition of horseradish!

chaya said...

Usually pictures of potato salad are not appealing but yours is gorgeous. If is as delicious as it looks, it will be worth making it. THanks.