Potato salad is a dish made from boiled potatoes, the versions of which vary throughout different regions and countries of the world. Although called a salad, it is generally considered a side dish, as it generally accompanies the main course.
Potato salad is often served with barbecue, roasts, hot dogs, fried chicken, hamburgers and cold sandwiches. It is generally considered casual fare, and as such is typically served at picnics, outdoor barbecues, and other casual meals and events.
It is a popular menu choice of cooks preparing food for a large number of people, because it is easily made in large quantities, it can be prepared in advance and refrigerated until needed, and requires inexpensive ingredients.
- 4 – 6 pcs large potato
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 2 tbsp yogurt
- salt and powdered pepper
- minced a little bit of carrots and celery
- Peeled your potatoes, cut them into bite-size chunks, place them in a pot, and cover them with water. Bring them to a boil, then generously salt the water. Reduce the heat if necessary to keep the pot at a gentle boil.
- Depending on your definition of “bite-size,” the potatoes will take between 8 and 15 minutes to cook. As soon as they’re tender enough to bite through easily, drain them. Remember that the potatoes will continue cooking a little bit even after they’ve been drained. Let it cool.
- In a large bowl put cooked potatoes and add all the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
- Creamy potato salads almost always have a mayonnaise-based dressing but can also include sour cream, yogurt, and creamy-style salad dressings. Creamy potato salads are served cold.
- If you’re making a hot potato salad to be served immediately, have your dressing ready and standing by. Otherwise, spread the potatoes out on a baking sheet in a single layer to cool. This is a good time to add some seasonings, since potatoes are at their most absorbent when they’re still hot. Add salt, pepper, dried herbs, and a sprinkle of your favorite vinegar.
- Vinegar-based potato salads (frequently called German-style potato salad) are dressed with a mixture of cider vinegar, vegetable oil, and sugar. This style of salad is often served warm.
- You can also use bacon for toppings.