Monday, May 18, 2009

(Everybody's Mom's) Classic UTAH Potato Salad - for your Memorial Day BBQ

If you are like me, you will have “BBQ” on the brain come Thursday or Friday of this week... It IS Memorial Day weekend, you know - the official start of the summer BBQ season. I am not a huge fan of potato salad - but I do have a standard that I strive for when I make one for any summer meal. And that standard is my mother’s (thanks Mom!) It appears that many of you have that same gold standard in mind for classic potato salad. Nothing weird, just plain old UTAH potato salad. Wherever I take this, I hear the comment... “This is JUST like the salad my Mom used to make.” See if you don’t agree.

This salad reminds me of the one we all remember enjoying on the hottest summer day of the year. The good friend I got this from insisted that she doesn’t use a recipe... So I promptly sat her down and quizzed her until she gave me THESE proportions. The only compensation she asked for was to swap me for some of my own recipes - fair enough!

This recipe is just the way she narrated it to me. It’s not how a “normal” recipe reads... so please forgive me, and enjoy the secrets she shares...

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your potato salad recipe. It definitely looks just like mom use to make!