Summer is quickly approaching- and oldie but a goodie
—-originally posted May 2018—-
Today, for the Menu Monday Linky, I want to share a wonderful recipe for potato salad. I just sorta threw it together one day. I know, it’s hard to mess up potato salad, but this really good. It also makes a lot. So you can have it for one meal, and probably have enough for a lunch or two during the week, depending on how many people you are feeding.
I don’t have a picture of the final product! I know. But trust me, it is beautiful and creamy.
For an Instant Pot version of cooking the potatoes:
- peel and chop poctatoes into quarter or halves
- place 1 cup water in instant pot
- insert steamer basket/rack
- add potatoes and salt
- close lid, adjust valve to closed and press Manual, high pressure, 4 minutes
- **NOTE- you can add eggs to the instant pot and cook with the potatoes if you like eggs in your potato salad. They will cook perfectly!
See Detailed Nutrition Info on
- 3-4 lbs of red potatoes
- 1/3 c mayonaise (homemade or store bought) more to taste
- 2-4 tbsp mustard, more to taste
- 1/2 c sweet pickle relish, more to taste
- 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped (optional-we prefer it without these days)
- 1 clove of garlic (trust me!), minced
- 1/4 red onion, chopped (I can no longer eat raw onion, thank you last pregnancy ... but most enjoy it!)
- 1-2 tssp paprika, sprinkled in
- real (pink) salt and pepper to taste
- Wash and halve red potatoes (if you like them peeled, peel here)
- Cover potatoes with water, covering with about 1" of water
- bring potatoes to a boil for about 10 minutes
- *the secret to perfect potato salad is the potatoes! You do not want mushy 'taters! when you can stick a fork in and they are still firm but no longer solid, take them off the heat
- Drain potatoes
- Spread potatoes out on a cookie sheet to cool
- After they have cooled, dice
- Place in large mixing bowl
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Then add remaining ingredients
This is a super easy recipe, and our absolute favorite side item for stuff like the Super Bowl. We had it last night, and it was wonderful!