I had one of those moments today – you know the kind – where a lightning bolt struck my brain and I thought, “Egad! That food that I love so much – I can make it!”
After a brief sortie into Google Land, I had a potato salad recipe. Between being thrown up on, doing washing, getting covered in pulped zuccini, taking baby photos and videos, and making potato pulp and bean pulp for Louisette’s near future, I made potato salad for the first time. The ingredient list sparked wildly out of control, and I ended up with something only tangentially related to the recipe I’d found. The meal began around 3 in the afternoon, and wasn’t done until 8pm. It was exquisite.
Yes, I know that photo makes it look like it’s already been eaten. It hadn’t at the time, I swear.
I like the way the vegetables are cunningly disguised so there’s barely a hint of green.
So here’s MY recipe (minus interruptions):
Potato Salad (for a meal for four people)
4-5 medium potatoes
8 or more bacon rashers (more bacon is more betterer)
One-third of a cup mayo
One-third of a cup sour cream
Fresh green beans
- Boil water – with eggs in it from the beginning of the heating process.
- When the eggs have boiled for four or five minutes, take them out (peel one and cut it in half to check all is well) using tongs (to keep the water).
- Meanwhile wash, peel , and cube potatoes.
- Put potatoes in the hot water. Rinse eggs under cold water a few times (so there’s no dark ring around the yolk).
- When the water boils again, boil potatoes for 15 minutes and then drain them and put them into the serving bowl and in the fridge for one hour (or freezer for ten minutes) or longer. Or shorter. Or don’t use the fridge, because it’s probably bad for it.
- Meanwhile, cut the bacon into squares and fry it.
- While it’s frying, cut up all your veggies and peel and cut up the boiled eggs.
- Put eggs, bacon, and veggies in with the potatoes.
- Mix mayo, sour cream, sage, and chives together, then add to potato bowl and mix it all up. Add more ingredients if necessary, and check taste.
- Wipe the rim of the bowl if you’re that kind of person.
This takes about an hour altogether, and is fairly labour intensive. It looks better if you save the bacon and avocado (especially the avocado, which tends to vanish) and put them in a separate layer on top.