My husband wanted to fire up the grill on Labor Day. I supported that decision. We're American.
I decided that I needed potato salad. My husband does not like potato salad, and I've never made potato salad previously; so I made four pounds of potato salad for one. I've watched the Barefoot Contessa create the dish, and so I thought about the flavors I enjoyed in potato salad and I went to work. I let me taste buds lead the way...
I boiled potatoes in salt, and sliced them once. I always keep the skin on my potatoes. I like the texture and the extra nutrients.
I chopped pickles and sweet peppers and a few pickled jalapenos. I thought it'd be joyful to get a kick in a bite from a few jalapenos mixed into the salad. Not too many, just a few...
I thinned mayonnaise with vinegar and some pickle juice. I don't like globs of mayonnaise, which is why I thinned it a bit. Plus I added salt in the mayo mixture. The potatoes were still hot when I added the thinned mayo mixture, and I did this because I remember the Barefoot Contessa doing it, but I don't know the reason why....this is my first time in the potato salad game.
I mixed the mayo and potatoes. Then I chopped chives, dill, celery, and tossed it in.
My potato salad has lots of hard boiled eggs.
I added tons of course ground pepper and maybe a little bit more salt.
I created the best potato salad, and I didn't follow a recipe, which means it might be hard for me to recreate! Follow your taste buds. I wish I had a mouth in my house that could celebrate this kitchen achievement. My husband's reaction: "There are a lot of things in potato salad that I do not like."