Since I had her here, I thought I should put her to work in the kitchen and make some of her food that I love so dearly. She agreed to make potato salad, which just thrilled me to no end. I can make it according to her specifications, down to the tee and while it will tastes fantastic, it still does not taste 100% like hers. I guess it just needs her touch.
Betty's Potato Salad
- 6 medium red potatoes
- 7 green onions (both white and green parts)
- 3 sweet pickles or 5 sweet gherkins; chopped
- 6 large hard-boiled eggs (5 in the salad, 1 for garnish)
- 2 tsp fresh parsley; finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp celery seed
- 1 cup mayonnaise +/-
- Salt/Pepper; to taste
- Paprika (optional)
In a large pot, boil potatoes with skins on.
Boil until fork tender.
Peel the skins off the potatoes, cube them and add them to a large bowl.
Cube five of the hard-boiled eggs, reserving the sixth for garnishing.
Add the eggs to the bowl.
Add the sliced green onions, chopped parsley, chopped sweet pickles/gherkins, and celery seed to the bowl. Mix gently.
Salt and pepper the mixture to taste.
Slowly fold in the mayonnaise a bit at a time until you reach the desired consistency, about one cup.
Garnish the salad with the remaining hard-boiled egg.
Slice or cube it and place it on top. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.
This tastes great served warm or chilled.
Note: Grandma says Best Foods Mayonnaise is the only one to use.