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I made this version of potato salad and was pleased with the results. It was very tasty and just the right creaminess. Yukon Gold potatoes were good in the recipe. I prefer to steam the eggs for the salad. Used Alton Brown’s recipe for steaming eggs. I will make the potato salad again this week to take for a side for the Christmas meal.
Potato salad without dill pickles is just NOT potato salad! Vinegar? Nope, no oil but a little pickle juice and Hellman's Best Mayo only! Yes to all the rest! lol
Try adding some fresh chopped garlic chives and celery salt. Love the flavor it gives to the salad. My potato salad recipe is quite simple. I never make it the same way twice. (laugh)
Finally a recipe w/out mustard! My allergy to mustard made me unable to touch it. my alternate flavor that surprizes everyone is CUMIN. it has a YUM factor they love, but can't recognize, but be careful go light and taste if the cumin is to heavy it has a bite. try some paprika also or instead.
There are as many variations of American potato salad as there is of German potato salad. when I grew up after the war in germany we would NEVER ever have eaten the warm slob that they sell in the US as German potato salad man that stuff is gross.....our was made with a few pieces of pickles, mayo,light on the onion, a bit of browned speck (beacon)and some real cream in the mayo to make it coat better... but never ever warm and sour slob...yuck.
ALL OF THE ABOVE LOOKS PRETTY GOOD--ADD ONE THING AND ALL WILL BE EXCELLENT-FINELY CHOP ONE DELICIOUS APPLE AND MIX WELL---PLEASE LEAVE OUT ANY VINEGAR
1 tbsp. VINEGAR
3 tbsp. olive oil
dollop of mayo
2 to 3 cloves of chopped garlic
1 tsp. Creole mustard or Grey Poupon
salt, pepper to taste
Thoroughly mix together in salad bowl; add cut up potatoes
The mustard makes the difference. Works for potato salad, macaroni salad, tomato salad, and thin sliced fresh vegetables.
To give this salad a Russian flare. I use Zergut Russian dills. Instead of adding salt or vinegar to the dressing I use 1/4 cup of the very flavorful pickle juice.