Everyone loves a great potato salad especially during weekends when family picnics abound. So here at kitchen chicks we thought, “What better post could we post for Memorial Day than one of our most delicious potato salads?” So here it is: Old Mother Hen’s Picnic Potato Salad. What’s so great about this potato salad? It has radishes and green olives to give it a little kick. Not so much kick so that you say, “What is this?” but enough to make you nod your head in agreement that this is one of the best tasting potato salads you have ever eaten. enjoy!
OLD MOTHER HEN’S PICNIC POTATO SALAD
3 LBS RUSSET POTATOS (CUBED)
3 HARD BOILED EGGS (CUT INTO QUARTERS)
6 GREEN ONIONS (SLICED THINLY)
4 RADISHES (SLICED THINLY)
1/3 CUP SLICED GREEN OLIVES
1 CUP SALAD DRESSING (I LIKE MIRACLE WHIP)
1 TBS YELLOW MUSTARD
1 TSP WORCHESTSHIRE SAUCE
1 TSP SUGAR
SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE
Gather all your ingredients and then put the eggs (For tips on boiling the perfect egg, click here http://wp.me/pQZac-1D) and the potatoes on to boil. Boiling time for the potatoes is about 10 minutes, but you should check them to be sure they don’t get too soft. The idea is to have them soft enough to put a fork in them without them breaking apart.
While the eggs and potatoes are boiling, chop the other veggies. Slices are better than chunks in this case because the texture is better for the potato salad. When you are done, they should look something like this:
When the potatoes and eggs have finished, drain the potatoes in a colander and let them cool for about 15 or 20 minutes. Don’t rinse them with water or ice them down. This affects the texture and quality of the potatoes. Peel the eggs and cut them into quarters. I like quarters better than slices in this case because the texture of eggs is softer and gives some bulk to the potato salad.
Once things have cooled down, put all of the veggies, potatoes and eggs into a large bowl and, using a wooden spoon, jumble them up a bit. Now add the wet ingredients and mix the whole thing together gently so as not to break up the potatoes and eggs too much. Just a reminder to keep this salad refrigerated after serving so that you don’t spoil it’s deliciousness!
HAVE A WONDERFUL MEMORIAL DAY!