This is a quick Basic Potato Salad Recipe. I didn’t make it intending to post it actually. I changed my mind after trying to find this recipe online, in vain. Ok, flashback time.
TH sometimes talks about his childhood days in Abu Dhabi and how they went to Pizza Hut every now and then. He always talks very fondly about the potato salad they served there. Now me, I have not tried salad in Pizza Hut, ever! Pizza Hut is for pizzas. Period. Anyway, recently we attended a colleague’s wedding where they had potato salad and TH went for a few helpings and forced me to try some too, which he never does, ‘cuz really, I don’t need to be forced to eat anything. I was just busy with other more tastier looking things on the table. I tried it anyway and I loved it! It tasted so ‘simple’, like you could make it with just 3-4 ingredients in the pantry. I didn’t bother trying to figure what went into it because I was confident I’d find it online.
I’m sure its out there somewhere but its not easy to find because there are a million ways you can make potato salad. So I gave up and threw in what I thought went into the salad we tried. Now I am sharing it with you 🙂
Basic Potato Salad RecipeServes 4What I Used:Potatoes – 3 medium-sized ones (I used russet potatoes)Spring onions – 1/4 cup, very finely chopped(You can also use celery or leeks or even cilantro instead of spring onions)Mayonnaise – 1/2 cup (I used Kraft mayo, out of a bottle)Cream – 2 tbspGreated cheddar cheese – 2 tbsp (optional)Lime juice – 1 tbsp or moreSalt – to tastePepper – to tasteHow to make a Basic Potato Salad:
1. Boil potatoes until soft and cool completely. I cooked them in the pressure cooker for 2 whistles. Chop into bite-sized pieces and set aside.2. Whip together cream, mayonnaise and cheese with salt. Add lime juice to this and mix well.3. In a bowl, add the potatoes, the whipped cream-cheese-mayo mixture, spring onions and salt-pepper. Mix well without breaking the potatoes too much.
Serve at room temperature.
This is a great salad to serve when you have large number of people coming over and little time in hand. Its hard not to like it and it goes great with junk food like chips, burgers, tikkis, etc. Just make sure that you prepare it not too long before you need to serve it. Also, make sure you transfer leftovers to the fridge immediately in case you want to use it the next day.