Saturday, June 13, 2009

Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Scallions

This is super easy and tastes like a baked potato in salad form. It is really yummy and takes about 15 minutes to make if you want to eat it warm (which we enjoy). We used Baco's (they are soy!) instead of bacon and it worked very nicely.

I don't think the picture makes it look very yummy. I can't wait til we're in the house and can take pictures with good lighting. 2 more weeks!

Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Scallions
Everyday Food

2 pounds white new potatoes, quartered and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
coarse salt and ground pepper
3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions, plus more for garnish (optional)
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, for garnish (optional)

1. In a large pot, cover potatoes with salted water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp paring knife, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain well.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together sour cream and mayonnaise; add warm potatoes, and gently fold to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

3. To serve, season salad again with salt and pepper, if needed; fold in scallions. Garnish with bacon and more scallions, if desired.

Note: The potato salad can also be served warm; instead of refrigerating at the end of step 2, proceed with step 3, and serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings

1 comment:

Ashley said...

This sounds really good! I know what you mean about having poor lighting - it can be so frustrating! I had to buy a special light because my house is just horrible with natural light.