Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Potato Salad

4 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch pieces (substitute red potatoes if you like)
2 cups mayonnaise
1 cup chopped sweet onion
1 and 1/2 cups finely diced celery
1 teaspoon sugar (omit if you have diabetes)
1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1 tablespoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
9 hard boiled eggs, remove from shells and coarsely chop
3 teaspoons paprika (for garnish)
1 tablespoons diced chives (for garnish)

Place the potatoes in a large pot, cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, 10-15 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat, and allow the potatoes to cool for a few minutes in the cooking liquid. Drain the potatoes while they are still warm.

Combine the mayonnaise, onions, celery, sugar, vinegar, mustard and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the potatoes to the dressing while they are still warm. Gently fold in the chopped eggs, and garnish with paprika and chives.

Yield: Serves 4.

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