Friday, December 11, 2009

I won't ask for much this Christmas. I won't even wish for snow

I've had a busy, excited, planning brain all week with ideas for things I'll make (we have a $10 rule for gifts in my family).

But tonight I'm really getting into the spirit of Christmas. I'm making potato salad.

I am generally a fan of potato salad and will happily eat most versions (though not, of course when they ruin it by adding bacon or ham). But Mum's potato salad is far and away the best possible version. I believe the recipe she has used for years is called German potato salad. It has no mayonnaise. It is tangy and savoury, thanks to the unusual step of marinating the cooked spuds in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and stock.

Each year Mum raises the question of what foods we might like to eat for Christmas lunch. My answer is always the same - all I need is the potato salad. I usually work my way through more of it than anyone else. Well, they do fill up on the meat. And then at the end of the day I'm sometimes persuaded to take the leftovers home as well.

Anyway I decided not to wait until Christmas and make some myself. I'm off to pour off the marinade and mix in the dressing and sour cream right now, and then eat!


Rose Red said...

oh potato salad, I LOVE potato salad (a good one, I mean). I don't suppose you could be persuaded to share the recipe? Since I can't eat mayonnaise at the moment (sigh...) It sounds amazing!

twitchy fingers said...

As I leave this comment its closer to breakfast than dinner - but man I could go for some potato salad now! Cider, potatoes... what more could you want. Enjoy!

2paw said...

Oh I love a good potato salad too. Nothing nice than some baby Pink Eyes still slightly warm. Yummmmmm.

Donna Lee said...

My grandmother's potato salad (the one that contains bacon!) is our family favorite. If there's no bacon in it (and eggs) it's not potato salad.

I think people are as protective of their potato salad as of any other recipe!