It’s Summer and I want to revisit my potato salad recipe and update it a bit. Because who doesn’t like potato salad, especially in the Summer?
My first update is about peeling hard boiled eggs. It’s so frustrating when the shell doesn’t lift off the egg white and you end up losing most of it. So I did some research and I learned the best way to cooked “hard” boiled eggs is with steam, that’s right, steam. This is how I steamed them. I put my collapsible steaming basket in a pot and filled it with enough water so that it is just barely up to the basket. Just like steaming vegetables. Place the eggs in the basket and bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, cover and steam for 20 minutes. Even these brown eggs cooked beautifully and were extremely easy to peel. Here’s the proof! My next update is about potatoes. I found Ruby Sensation bite-sized potatoes at Kroger. They are pre-washed, fast cooking potatoes that don’t need any peeling. How convenient is that? These potatoes significantly cut the prep-time. My kind of potatoes!
I hope these new updates make you as happy as they’ve made me. (That’s all it takes, you ask? Sheesh!) Enjoy some potato salad at your next BBQ or picnic. Happy Summer!
My step-son, Jason Hammond, turned 40 on June 3rd. Here he is with my grandson Maxwell. To celebrate we had dinner al fresco [on our deck]. I marinated chicken and Yianni grilled it. [Here’s the recipe.] To go with the chicken, I also made a few really easy, healthy summer salads that you can make too.I started with a fresh fruit salad of strawberries, blueberries, grapes and pineapple.
I also made cole slaw with green and red cabbage, radishes, carrots, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. I love this new “Simply Dressed” cole slaw dressing and I recommend
you try it. It has simple, natural ingredients, is very light and has great flavor.
Of course, no BBQ at my house is complete without my potato salad. [Here’s my how-to video.]
My potato salad ingredients are red skin potatoes, red onion or scallions, hard boiled eggs, radishes and celery. I make the dressing with Hellman’s mayonnaise, mustard, and sour cream.
Jason’s wife Erin bought an incredible peanut butter cup birthday cake from the bakery shoppe at Holiday market. Unfortunately, I took the photo of it a little late!
As you can see, we all really enjoyed it.
Entertainment for the evening was provided by my grandson, Benjamin, who wanted to grab my camera each time I tried to take his photo.
It was a beautiful summer night and we all enjoyed ourselves. Happy birthday Jason!