When I started to prepare my menu for Easter, I was browsing through my Ina Garten cookbooks. As I read one of her recipes for potato salad she stated that most Potato Salad was boring. That really surprised me and if you have read this blog often you know that I love Ina Garten but I didn’t agree with that statement. I loved my Mother’s potato salad and I loved my Mother-in-laws potato salad. Most of the time, I love my potato salad too. Last weekend, I made potato salad for us and that is something I usually include in my holiday meals. However, Mr. D and I are being quite unconventional as far as our Easter meal is concerned. However, I was craving potato salad. As I was making it I kept thinking of what Ina said and I think I included everything I could think of in my potato salad. I asked Mr. D if it was boring and he said he that it was very good. Here is how I made it.
Not So Boring Potato Salad
4 russet baking potatoes
1/3 cup of sour cream
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
2 tablespoons of mustard
2 tablespoons of durkee’s sauce
1/2 cup of chopped purple onion
1/2 cup of chopped sweet colored peppers
1 medium size jar of chopped pimento drained
2 tablespoons of sweet pickle chips
2 tablespoons of celery seeds
2 tablespoons of taragon
I to 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
I baked the unpeeled potatoes in the oven at 400 degrees until done. I let them cool and then I peeled them and cut them into small cubes. I put them in a large mixing bowl and added the other ingredients. If the potato salad does not seem creamy enough, you can add more mayonnaise or sour cream.
Usually, I am inspired greatly by the recipes in Ina Garten’s cookbooks and we will be having her truffle mashed potatoes and argula salad with her homemade dressing as sides for our Easter meal. However, this time I think I was inspired to make a very tasty potato salad from the one comment I read in Ina’s cookbook. Maybe Ina hasn’t been lucky enough to taste a Southern cook’s potato salad.
For our Easter meal Mr. D and I will have the following:
Steaks on the grill prepared by Mr. D (they are always a favorite for me)
Argula Salad with homemade dressing of lemon juice and olive oil
Truffle mashed potatoes
Blackberry cobbler for Mr. D and I am going to make the bunny cake I blogged about earlier. It will be a nice break from the many years of preparing so many traditional Easter meals and will be a very relaxing day for us after church services.
I am including a special note for my Southern soul sister and fellow blogger, Seasweetie. I know the NCAA tournament is this weekend and Duke University is in the final four. Just for you, I will say, “Go Duke.” I hope you know how special you are because I can promise you I haven’t ever uttered those words before.
May each and every one of you have a Blessed and Happy Easter. Thanks for stopping by.