Monday, June 30, 2014

Potato Salad - I saw it on Pinterest


Yesterday was my sister's second day living in her newly renovated rental place. She had a few people over and wanted to make a potato salad. Unfortunately neither of us know how to make it :D. I found this recipe on Pinterest and we tweaked it a bit to fit our needs (i.e. less mayo, no bacon, more celery, etc.). It turned out really delicious and we cut a bunch of the mayo, so it was not as bad as it could have been. Yummm. Our recipe made about 6-8 large servings, or 8-10 small servings.

My version

Pinterest/All Recipes version

- Small red-skinned potatoes (we used about 12-15 potatoes)
- 4 eggs
- 2 celery stalks, finely sliced
- 1/2 onion, finely diced
- 1 cup mayo
- Salt/pepper to taste

Step 1: Boil salted water in a large pot. Once boiling, drop in your potatoes. Let them boil until tender but still firm (about 15 minutes)

Step 2: While your potatoes are boiling, make 4 hard boiled eggs. We used a handy hard boiled egg maker that goes in the microwave. If you don't have this, use whatever strategy you normally use to make hard boiled eggs.

Step 3: Once the potatoes are done, strain them (pour the pot of potatoes AWAY from your body to avoid spilling the boiling water on you), and put them into the fridge.

Step 4: Once the eggs are done, put them into the fridge with the potatoes to cool. 

Step 5: Wait about 15-20 minutes for your items to cool. While they cool, start chopping your onion and celery and gathering your other materials

Step 6: Once the potatoes and eggs are cool, but not cold, take them out of the fridge. Cut the potatoes (leave skin on) into chunks, about 1/2-1 inch in size. Peel and cut the eggs into small chunks (smaller than the potatoes). Put them into a large bowl.

Step 7: Put the chopped celery and onion into the bowl. Mix.

Step 8: Pour your mayo into the bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until mixed.

Step 9: Cool in the fridge. The original recipe calls for one hour. We got away with 15, but I would suggest at least 30 minutes if possible!

Overall I give this Pinterest makeover 4 stars! It was more work than I usually put into cooking, but it turned out delicious and it was a big hit with everyone.

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