Monday, July 5, 2010

You say Potato, I say HEAVEN!!

Nothing says 4th of July like BBQ and potato salad. One of my favorite potato salad recipes is from a dear friend of mine, Debbi. She introduced me to this sinful dish a couple of years ago at our annual Kaboom Town Fireworks Celebration. Its creamy, sweet, tender goodness is a welcome addition to any bbq or main meat dish. It's so simple to make and only 6 ingredients! 

Debbi's Potato Salad

New Potato Salad
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yields: 6-8 servings
6-8 new potatoes (enough to yield 6 C when cooked and cubed)
1 C celery slices
1/2 C chopped onion (white works best, but you can also use red)
1/3 C chopped sweet pickle
1 C mayonnaise
2 eggs, hard boiled
salt, pepper, and paprika

Cut potatoes into cubes and place in a large pot of boiling water. Boil, covered, for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are soft enough to prick with a fork. Drain and let cool. (I did not rinse my potatoes, I cooled them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper for about 30 min.)

While potatoes are cooking, dice up onion, egg, pickle, and slice celery. Combine vegetables, pickle, egg, and mayonnaise; mix lightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill in fridge at least 1 hour. Best the next day. 

The thing I love about this salad is the ease of prep and the few ingredients it takes to make a creamy delicious side dish. I hope you try it out and I think you'll put it on your favorite list too! 
Feel free to substitute fat free mayo or low fat mayo for a WW style recipe. I haven't tried it myself as I allowed myself to have it this holiday weekend without guilt. I made point friendly sweet and spicy beans and had fat free hot dogs (only 1 point each!). Not sure it would be the same with ff or lf mayo, but it sure wouldn't hurt to experiment!

Happy 4th of July!!


  1. Still thinking about this potato salad but haven't been to the store yet to get the potatoes.

    Hey, can you make me a signature similar to yours so when I post my name will be cute? I tried but failed miserably.


  2. I have arrived!! I made it onto SweetBippy Cooks. What an honor.