Saturday, March 28, 2009

All-American Potato Salad

To go with our shrimp po'boys, I decided I wanted some potato salad. I picked this recipe from Cooking Light because we already had a lot of the ingredients on hand. I did not use the sugar snap peas because I thought that was a stupid idea. This is really yummy and is a good mayonnaise-based potato salad that isn't cloyingly sweet. I would definitely make this again, especially in the summer.

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All-American Potato Salad
CL, July 2006

Dressing the hot potatoes with a splash of vinegar ensures the salad has flavor throughout. Sweet red bell peppers and sugar snap peas lend color and improve the nutritional profile. This dish can be made eight hours ahead and chilled.

3 pounds red potatoes (or baking potatoes), cut into 3/4-inch pieces
8 teaspoons white wine vinegar, divided
3 hard-cooked large eggs
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2/3 cup chopped red onion
2/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
2/3 cup chopped sweet pickles
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (about 2 bunches)
6 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed, blanched, and cut into 3/4-inch pieces (about 2 cups)

Place the potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until tender; drain. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, and toss gently. Cool completely.

Chop egg whites (reserve yolks for another use); set aside.

Combine remaining 2 teaspoons vinegar, mayonnaise, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add vinegar mixture, egg whites, red onion, and remaining ingredients to potato mixture, stirring gently to coat.

Yield: 10 servings

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