Tag: potato salad

Potato Salad

Source & History

Leah texted recently pointing out that there was no potato salad recipe on the website. So…This is potato salad the way my mother used to make it.

Notes

  • some people like to put chopped hard boiled eggs in potato salad. I don’t like them, so I don’t. Feel free to add them to this if you want to.
  • if you are feeling lazy, buy a bottle of potato salad dressing from the supermarket to use with this.
  • if you really want it to be like Gram’s – use Grannie’s Mayonnaise recipe like she used to do.
  • I would probably used more than one spring onion for this.
  • I sometimes cook the potatoes the day before and refrigerate them overnight.
  • Grams used to sprinkle the top with paprika “to give it a little colour” before serving.

Grannie’s Mayonnaise

Source & History

This is my grandmother’s mayonaisse recipe. Both she and my mother used to make it and the texture was completely different (taste was the same). Grannie’s was really smooth but Mum’s always turned out a little grainy. Mine is more like Grannie’s. I suspect the difference was in the amount of stirring.

Notes

  • I use 2 tsp dry mustard not tbsp.
  • I cook this in the microwave.
  • You could probably use the low-fat evaporated milk that is available these days if you wanted a lower fat version of this (I would be).
  • The main way that I use this is to make what I consider ‘real’ potato salad – just cooked potatoes, chopped celery& shallots and salt & pepper (and this mayonaisse, of course). It’s the way Mum used to make potato salad and doesn’t have any hard-boiled eggs in it, unlike most potato salads (I really don’t like hard-boiled eggs).