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Mum's Potato Salad

by - Monday, April 22, 2013

The Perfect Barbecue Accompaniment

Good afternoon all!
We've been lucky to have the sun out pretty much all weekend, and it's inspired me to dig a recipe out of the 'filed away for winter' part of my brain. So here it is, a simple potato salad that's always been my favourite part of a barbecue - my wonderful Mum's recipe...

  Mum's Potato Salad  

Serves 3

What you will need:

500g new potatoes (I used Charlotte)
½ red onion
2 tbsp mayonaise
2 tbsp salad cream
handful of chives, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
fresh mint

What to do:

Cut the new potatoes into halves or thirds, depending on their size. You can do them to any size you like, but I usually make them around an inch square.

Bring a medium pan of water to the boil and cook the chopped potatoes for around 15 minutes, or until a sharp knife glides cleanly through them. I always like to add a few leaves of mint to the water while boiling.

Drain into a colander and leave to cool.

Once cooled, add in the red onion, mayonaise, salad cream, salt and pepper, and mix together with your hands. (This stops the potatoes getting too squished by a spoon). Try the mix at this point: if you want it a little more tangy, add more salad cream accordingly. 

Dish into a serving bowl, sprinkle the chopped chives over the top and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Et... voila! The simple staple to any sunny barbecue.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you get to have a lovely barbecue soon enough!

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  1. Glad to see that I'm not the only one who likes Mayonnaise AND Salad Cream, together, in a Potato salad!

  2. Definitely not! It makes THE perfect tangy potato salad! :)


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