Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wednesday's Wonderful Recipe

A few weeks ago I asked for your favorite potato salad recipes...thanks to all those that sent them to me! I tried Allison's (see comments of that post) and I loved it! I like that it can be warm OR cold, and I know it goes great with corned beef! Katie's Mom Leslie sent her the recipe she uses at family get together's via email, and I have been authorized to share it here! I made it for the MOMS Club Family BBQ last month, and it was delish! Everyone that ate it said they loved it (one person even just ate the salad and nothing else all night....she is such a lover of pickle juice!) So here is the recipe thanks to Leslie! Leslie Kupfer's Potato Salad Dresssing: 2 1/2 Cups mayonnaise 2 tsp yellow prepared mustard 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp celery seed (can substitute celery salt but be careful with the amount) 1/4 cup sweet pickle juice (just from the pickle bottle) 1 tsp salt. Mix all together. SALAD: 8 cups cooked, peeled and chopped (not itsy bitsy but not real chunky either) potatoes. I usually use Russets but can be any kind. It computes to about 8 large potatoes to get this amount. 4 finely chopped hard boiled eggs (yes, it does have eggs ) 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (not green onions) 1 cup chopped sweet pickles 1 cup sliced black olives (this is probably optional if not liked) 1 cup thinly sliced celery (I usually use less cause I think 1 cup is a bit too much) Stir all together before adding dressing and mix well. Add the dressing mixture in increments stirring as you do so. Makes a pretty good sized bowl - plenty for a group. I used my awesome Cuisinart mini chopper for the chops them really finely, and I also used it for the easy to do! I didn't use all of the dressing, I am sure I didn't cook enough potatoes, but definitely add the dressing to the salad slowly, you don't wanna drown your potatoes!


Katie said...

Yeah for Mom's Potato Salad. Actually, I found out from my mom that's it's actually my sister-in-laws recipe! So, yeah for Laurie's Potato Salad! It's okay that that they are sharing "top billing" for the salad - we're all family.

Anonymous said...


That was SO flippin delish. You can bet that my potatoes would be swimming in the pickle juice (they would use the olives as a flotation device!)
Thank goodness for your sister-in-law AND your Mom, Giggles, for bringing that recipe to AP's kitchen! BTW, I think you should have a cooking show Anja. You could call it "From AP's kitchen to yours"
I miss you!

Anonymous said...

WAIT..... I didn't even pay attention to the fact that it was SWEET PICKLE JUICE! I have never been a fan a sweet pickles. In fact, they are on the same page as mustard in my book. That said, it was still the best potato salad that I have put in my mouth!
Had to get that off my chest.
Yours truly,