Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Best Potato Salad

Potato Salad.  Everyone has a recipe, right?  When I saw this particular one, I was intrigued.  It has a very odd ingredient combination.  I went back and forth about trying it and I almost stuck with one of my more safe recipes.  Well, you know me, I can't resist trying out something new so I went for it.  You know what?  The weird combo works!  It really does!  My husband is not a big fan of potato salad, and even he commented on how good it was.  I know adding pepperoncini's seems weird, but it is absolutely essential.  It really gives the potato salad the extra something that is usually missing.  The black olives I could take or leave.  If you are a fan, add them.  

The Best Potato Salad

6 eggs
10 red potatoes
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/3 cup dill pickle relish
2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt 
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon celery seed
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup pepperoncini 
1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional)

Place the eggs into a saucepan in a single layer and fill with water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Remove from the heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes. Pour out the hot water; cool the eggs under cold running water in the sink. Peel and chop the cooled eggs.

Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and refrigerate until cold. Peel and cube once cold.

Stir together the mayonnaise, ranch dressing, relish, mustard, salt, pepper, paprika, and celery seed in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs, potatoes, onion, pepperoncini, and olives; stir until evenly mixed. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Source:  Allrecipes

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