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Potato Salad Now On La Mia Cucina Americana (American Recipes For Italians)

Potato salad is an old-fashioned recipe introduced in the United States by the German immigrants. The basic ingredients of this recipe are : boiled potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, vinegar, celery and onion. This is a very popular side dish, usually served during buffet, potluck or barbecues.

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Servings : 4-6

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 15 min

Cook Time : 35

INGREDIENTS

5 medium potatoes

1 hard boiled egg, sliced

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup whole milk

1 tbsp vinegar

1tsp sugar
salt and pepper, to taste

1 tbsp fresh parsley, minced

1/2 little onion, chopped

1 stalk celery, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS

Peel and wash the potatoes then place them in a 4-quart pot, cover with water and bring to boil at medium heat. When the water starts to boil, reduce the heat and simmer until tender (usually 30 minutes).
Drain, cool slightly then cut into 3/4 inch pieces.
Meanwhile prepare the dressing combining in a large bowl mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, onion, parsley, sugar, salt and pepper. Whisk the ingredients until blended. Add potatoes, hard boiled egg and celery and stir until well combined.
 Cover with cling paper and let stand in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.

TIPS & TRICKS

Give to this dish an Italian twist using Balsamic Vinegar of Modena instead of regular vinegar.

For a tastier side dish, add to this recipe a couple of bacon slices, browned and diced.

Prepare this dish one day in advance and refrigerate until needed

Photo by Ale Gambini

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