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Monday, May 27, 2013

My Favorite Potato Salad~ Delicious and Easy!

Memorial Day is here.

Mr. Décor, Pop Gunn and Sweet Boy placed flags on the graves of veteran’s Saturday morning.

Today we are spending time together as a family and will enjoy an all American BBQ thanks to the many men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

On the menu~ my favorite potato salad.

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You’ll need:

6 red potatoes , diced

3 eggs

A few bunches of fresh dill

1 cup of mayonnaise

Salt, pepper and onion powder to taste

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Wash and dry the dill. Then take kitchen shears and snip the fresh dill into small pieces. Set aside.

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Fill a pot with cold water. Add both the chopped potatoes and eggs to the water, bring to a boil.

After 10 minutes take a fork and see if it sinks easily into a potato. (If not, cook a bit longer and recheck every few minutes.)  Once tender, empty the water/eggs/potatoes into a strainer. Put the eggs in a bowl of ice cold water to stop the cooking process and avoid the gray ring which is common in overcooking.

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Place the still warm, drained potato pieces into a large bowl and sprinkle in the dill. Add the mayonnaise. The warm potatoes will really soak it up. (You can add more mayonnaise if you prefer.) Mix well.

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Once the eggs have cooled, use an egg slicer (or “egg guitar” as its known in our family :) to slice the egg. Carefully reposition the sliced egg sideways and cut a second time.

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This results in nice bite sized pieces. Add salt, pepper and onion powder to taste.

 
Tip: I once used chopped, fresh onion but it overpowered the delicate dill.

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Enjoy!

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In observance of the holiday, in lieu of a comment, please say a prayer for our men and women overseas.

Laura

11 comments :

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Sounds delicious!!

The Boston Lady said...

Yummy! Big thanks to Mr Decor, Sweet Boy and Lanny for the flags. So important that people realize and remember what this day is all about. Ann

Barbara F. said...

I prayed, lit a candle, and enjoyed this post. Similar to my recipe. Love the fresh dill. xo

Designs By Pinky said...

Sounds very good. I will have tyo try this but just for us. My kids would start a revolt if I didn't do my potato salad:)) XO, Pinky

Vel Criste said...

looks yummy Laura, will try this! Thanks for sharing!

openid said...

Laura,
I am saving this recipe to use at all our summer celebrations. Thank you for sharing. I am always touched to read about Sweet Boy and his father placing flags on veterans' graves. How special to have Pop Gunn join in this Memorial Day. Please pass on our gratitude to the men in your life that serve(d) our country.
Your Friend,
Deborah
FairfieldHouseNJ.com

Marydon said...

Oh, that sounds yummy. Never pass up potato salad for sure. Love your share of the guys placing flags, so sweet & what a memorial to our men that gave their all.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Auntie Em said...

Your salad looks and sounds delicious. I will have to give it a try. I can make it however I want since I am the only one in the house who eats potato salad! lol

If you really wanted a little subtle onion flavour, a little onion powder or onion salt even instead of regular salt might help. I do love a nice white mild onion. The Walla-Walla ones are my favourite when in season.

Sounds like you and your family enjoyed the long weekend. A nice way to start off summer. :)

Maria Elena said...

Love, love potatoes salad and your recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing!

Lisa said...

I will have to try putting dill in the next time I make potato salad. Sounds yummy!

Michele Smith said...

Yummy!! I love potato salad but for some reason have never made it. Thank you for sharing!