From the lovely Kaye Briggs. This is my momma's potato salad. I don't know that it has really won any awards, but it has been my summer go-to potluck side and I have been receiving compliments like crazy on it. I find this amusing considering the ingredients are super simple. Enjoy!
- 3 lbs. new potatoes - cooked, peeled & cubed. (I like to chop my potatoes as tiny as possible for the salad).
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 Tbs. horseradish
- 2 Tbs. chopped parsley
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 1 bunch of green onions sliced thin
- 8 hard cooked eggs 6-8 slices of bacon
You can top with sliced hard cooked eggs and paprika for presentation.
**I usually just cook however many potatoes I think I need to feed the number of people and add bacon, eggs, and onions accordingly. Also, lately I have been substituting or adding in Greek yogurt to the light mayo and light sour cream. So I do 1 part mayo, 1 part sour cream, 1 part greek yogurt and I eyeball the horseradish.
Smoky Potato Salad
I must confess I am definitely not one for making up recipes. I do add things into recipes, but never making it up. This one I "adapted" from Rachael Ray. She had it as a warm potato salad, which you just poured the the dressing over, but I made into the potato salad and added bacon and eggs like my mom's.
- 1 large red bell pepper
- 2 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 1/2 lbs. large red potatoes, scrubbed, chopped in cubes, and cooked (or just for however many people you are feeding again)
- 4 hard cooked eggs, chopped
- 4 strips of bacon, chopped
- 2 Tbs. white wine vinegar
- 1/2 can corn
- 1/4 cup plain or Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 canned chipotle in adobo sauce, seeded and minced to a paste, plus 1/2-1 tsp adobo sauce
- 2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
Rub pepper with oil and grill until charred. Toss potatoes with 1 Tbs. oil and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk together: yogurt, mayo, chipotle, adobo sauce, and salt.
Chop egg, bacon, cilatnro and red pepper. Add everything together and mix and toss.
**May also char corn in oil in pan over the stove to add more smoky flavor.