Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Forth of July + Hubby's Famous Potato Salad

Happy Independancel Day!  Thank you to all of our veterans of armed forces who have served our country or are currently serving our country. Thank you for keeping us the land of the free and the home of the brave.
The 4th of July, to me marks the middle of the Summer Season it generally involves grilling. I always pull out my red  white and blue  clothes, and we decorate our bikes and ride in the neighborhood parade. Yes, I am old school!.

When I think of  4th of July or any Summer Holiday , the first thing I think of is My Hubby’s Potato Salad. When ever we go to a Potluck or to a Back Yard Barbecue everyone always request this special salad. They also request this recipe but he has never been willing to part with it until now. So please enjoy it for now and Happy Independence Day.

Potato Salad Ingredients:
8 Cups of Red Potatoes scrubbed and chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 Pot full of water
2 cups Celery Chopped
½ Onion Chopped
½ cup chopped chives (optional)
2 cups Hellman's or Best Foods Mayonnaise
½ cup Spicy Brown Mustard
1 Tablespoon White Wine Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 ½ Tablespoon Pepper
Paprika for Garnish

Potato Salad Equipment:
Dutch oven to boil Potatoes in
1 Chopping Block
1 Extra Large Mixing Bowl
1 Sharp Knife
1 Bowl for serving

Clean and chop all potatoes
Place in water
Rinse twice.

Then refill and salt water
Cook in Water for about 15 to 20 minutes until pierces with fork easily.
Drain and cool in refrigerator for about an hour
Chop celery
Chop Onions and Chives (Optional)
Place Onions, Celery and Chives in a Large Mixing bowl.
Add Cooled Potatoes,  add Mayo, Mustard, Vinegar,

Salt and pepper mix thoroughly taste and see if you need either more Mustard or pepper.

My husband generally make the salad the morning or night before; we serve and garnish with Paprika prior to serving.

Enjoy and Bon Appetit

Sheila Fretz

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