Potato salad

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This post is a part of  the mega Blogging Marathon and A-Z challenge. I have chosen ‘popular American dishes’ as my theme.

This was one of the few alphabets that was overwhelming with choices. Each and everyone of them as popular as it could be! Pizza, pancakes, peanut butter, peach cobbler, pasta dishes, potato dishes, pumpkin pie/cake, pound cake…I can’t make them all, so after a lot of thought I choose the potato salad over everything else.

Potato salad is a classic side dish and appears in every single book that talks about American cuisine. There are many versions to it. Its served cold, so its a great make ahead dish. Its a popular summer dish, but its not shunned aside during the other seasons.

Read on for the recipe and pictorial.

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This recipe is adapted from Hellmann’s.

Chop two hard boiled eggs. Dice and cook 4 medium potatoes cut into 1/2″ cubes. Let it cool completely.

In a mixing bowl, add 1.5 teaspoon mustard, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, salt and pepper as needed and 2 sticks chopped celery. Add one finely chopped red onion(optional), 1 teaspoon vinegar(optional) and the eggs. Mix gently to combine.

Add the potatoes and gently mix everything. Taste test and adjust seasoning according to your preference. Serve chilled.

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Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 63

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