Thursday, July 2, 2009

For the 4th of July... Mom's potato salad

In the spirit of this article by Garrison Keillor, lets make some potato salad for the 4th of July!
I know it would never occur to you to buy potato salad.... would it? Uh... I must confess to having bought macaroni salad before. From Walmart. I'm sorry. There's really no excuse for that, is there? Especially when homemade is so easy and so, so much better tasting and better for you. Yeah, better for you. Read the ingredient label on store bought macaroni or potato salad. I guarantee you will find stuff on the list that you would not put in your homemade salad. If its not something your great grandmother would have recognized as food, it probably aint good for you!
So! Potato salad! Lets make some!

Boil about 3 pounds of potatoes. Drain. Now you come to a fork in the road... do you like chunky potato salad, or do you like it smooth? Up to you here, whether you chunk 'em up or mash.
I like to add a couple stalks of celery, some onion, sometimes a couple hard boiled eggs, just whatever you like in there, add it!
Now in a bowl, mix some REAL Mayonnaise, around a cup, with a tablespoon or so of spicy brown mustard. Mix well, and add to your potato mixture. Mix well and add more if needed. Add salt and pepper, taste, add more if needed. Chill well, its better after it sits in the fridge a while. Good stuff, and if you have used REAL mayonnaise, Great Grandma would approve of it!

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