Don’t you love when you learn a completely new to you idea in a recipe? I do. And with my level of expertise, this happens quite a bit. I chose this recipe on ingredients alone, I didn’t even read the directions until I was in the middle of making it. So, when I got to the part to peel the eggs, I was completely surprised to see that you grate the hard boiled eggs into the potato salad! What a fantastic idea. You know how the yolk usually dissolves anyway, and then you are left with little chunks of egg white? Well, this eliminates that, the egg flavor is dispersed evenly throughout the potato salad. Brilliant.
This was a definite winner, it probably tied for top billing with the ham. I also made his Ultimate Baked Beans, which totally did not work for me. I’ll have to research it and see what went wrong. But this, potato salad, was just right!
Tolan’s Mom’s Potato Salad
from Tyler’s Ultimate: Brilliant Simple Food to Make Any Time
2 lbs small yukon gold potatoes
2 large eggs
1/2 bunch scallion, sliced, white and green parts
2 tablespoons drained capers
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dijon mustard (I used half as much)
1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickles
1/4 cup pickle juice
1 small red onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1/2 lemon, juice of
fresh ground pepper
Place potatoes and eggs in saucepan of cold, salted water. Bring to a simmer.
Remove eggs with a slotted spoon after 12 minutes and let cool. Continue cooking potatoes until tender, about 3 minutes longer. Drain potatoes in a colander and let them cool.
Reserve some scallions and capers for garnish.
Stir together mayonnaise, mustard, pickles with juice, onions, remaining scallions and capers, parsley and lemon juice in a bowl large enough to hold the potatoes.
Peel the cooled eggs and grate them into the bowl.
Peel cooled potatoes with a paring knife. Cut potatoes into chunks and toss with the dressing to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with reserved scallions and capers.
This will be my entry for this week’s Tyler Florence Fridays. Join us, all the cool kids do.