Monday, May 30, 2016

The Best Potato Salad

For my Memorial Day weekend side dish I found a recipe for The Best Potato Salad. And true to its moniker, it really is the best. The dish is quick to assemble. A keeper.

The Best Potato Salad

6 medium white potatoes or Yukon golds
About 2½ to 3 pounds, quartered
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 large celery stalks, diced
6 green onions, diced
5 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1½ cups Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1½ teaspoons celery seed
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
paprika for garnish

Bring potatoes to a boil in large pot of cold water that's been liberally salted. Reduce the heat to medium high or a lightly rolling boil and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a pairing knife. Drain and let cool until just able to handle. Peel the skins from the potatoes and cut into large diced pieces. Transfer the warm potatoes to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with the white vinegar and stir. Allow the potatoes to cool, about 15 minutes. Add the celery and green onions. Chop 4 of the hard boiled eggs and add to the potato mixture. In a medium bowl, mix the Miracle Whip or mayonnaise, yellow mustard, celery seed and salt and pepper. Mix well into the potato mixture and season with more salt and pepper if needed. Slice the last egg into thin slices and place the slices on top of the salad. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight before serving.

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