Okay, here I go again with another side dish with a referral to making a dressing before incorporating in the major ingredient. So what’s wrong with that? Not a thing, it’s the way we do things around these parts.
Today is all about a sinful potato salad that when you sit down at the dinner table, you better have your shoes on ’cause folks, this one is so good, it will knock your socks off. Creamy, it’s like biting into a deviled egg stuffed potato. Whoa, now that’s an idea for a whole ‘nother recipe.
Go ahead, print this one out and get to boiling your potatoes and eggs. I know you want it and when it’s all said and done, after you licked the whole bowl clean and you’re sitting there all snugly and righteous, repeat after me . . . the devil made me do it.
(pure sinful) Potato Salad
with a Deviled Egg-like Dressing
1 -4 lb bag of potatoes, Yukon gold or new reds, washed with jackets
2 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
4 to 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
1 to 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 ribs celery, finely diced
1/2 cup finely diced sweet red bell pepper
2 green scallions, green part only thinly sliced
1/3 cup sweet salad cube pickles
3/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Paprika, if desired
Place potatoes in large pot, cover with cold water adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 30 to 40 minutes or until fork tender. Drain in a colander and cool 15 minutes. When cool to touch, peel and randomly dice quarter-inch to half-inch cubes. Set aside.
In a large bowl, using a fork, mash the egg yolks with the mustard and mash in a little of the mayonnaise to a creamy consistency. Stir in remaining mayonnaise, celery, peppers, green onions, pickles and remaining salt and pepper. Grate the egg whites or finely dice and add to the dressing folding to blend.
Add the potatoes to the bowl and gently mix in the mixture. Add additional mayonnaise if needed and adjust seasonings. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
Sprinkle with paprika if desired.