Sunday, July 31, 2011

Yummiest Potato Salad

Today Colin's sister and brother-in-law had a pig roast.  We had a great time.  I made potato salad and thought you guys might like the recipe.  Sure beats the 'Miracle Whip' kind.

This is the pig bbq that Colin and Glenn built quite a few years ago.    As you can see it's made from an old oil tank.  The pigs turn out best when they use charcoal, but Colin has been know to try to use wood too.

Colin and I helped Glenn carve up the piggy.  Boy was it hot!!

Lots of fixin's to go with the pork.  This is Colin's dad in the hat and Glenn's mom and dad in the background.

One of the guests had a really amazing car.  Colin can't remember the year, but it is completely original/never restored.  Boy, it sure ran nice, sounded much better than the truck  :)

And finally, here's the end of the party.  The kitties quite enjoyed the 'doggie bags' we brought home for them.

To be honest, I won't eat potato salad.  But that's because I like my potatoes hot  :)  My sister on the other hand, will only eat my potato salad.

Start by making the Salad Dressing:

3/4 c oil                         1 egg
1 1/2 prepared mustard          2 t salt
2/3 c sugar, divided                 1/2 c and 2 1/2 T flour
1/3 c vinegar                                1 c water

Mix the oil, egg, mustard, salt and 1/3 c sugar and set aside.
Combine the rest of the ingredients (including the remaining 1/3 c sugar) in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil and stir until smooth and thick.  Add in first mixture and stir till smooth.

Potato Salad

12 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and diced
1 sm onion, chopped fine - I often use green onions (scallions)
1 c celery, finely diced
1 t celery seed
4 hard-boiled eggs, diced
Toss gently in a bowl.

2 eggs, beaten                                  3/4 c sugar
1 t cornstarch                                  1/4-1/2 c vinegar
1/2 c milk                                            1 t prepared mustard
3 T butter                                            1 c salad dressing

Combine eggs, sugar, and cornstarch, add vinegar, milk and mustard.  Cook and stir until thickened.   Remove from heat and add butter and salad dressing.  Stir until smooth.  Pour over potato mixture and stir gently.

This makes a good size bowl, perfect for parties.

Who's looking closely at my pictures?  Do you notice something on our market table that 'shouldn't' be ready yet?


Diann said...

Wow - you have pumpkins already?!!
The kitties are getting BIG!
I would love some of your roast hog and your potato salad! YUM!

Kimberly said...

Yep, a punkin! Are the rest already ripe also? Sounds like you had a good time! Nice to see the farmers takin' a break!!!

Paula said...

No, luckily we only have one pumpkin so far ahead of schedule. It was nice to get away for the evening. Though in the back of our minds we had to worry about the power going off. There was no one here to watch things. But all was well.

Yes Diann, the mommies are doing a great job taking care of the little ones and they are growing so quickly. There are still 3 very tiny, very skittish little ones. But they are getting brave enough to hang out at the house now, so it won't be long till they are being snuggled too.