i freaking LOVE potato salad but people always ruin it with tons of onions, celery & etc etc- blech! i like it simple! so i adapted a recipe from Emeril- he uses onions, celery & other stuff i'm not keen on. so i mixed it up and made it my own.
The Best Potato Salad
2lbs potatoes (red, or peeled baking potatoes) cut into bite sized pieces
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground pepper
2 tblsp limeade (or lemon juice or lime juice)
1/2- 1tsp celery salt
1 tsp onion powder
*1/2 tsp mustard powder (if you DON'T use whole grain mustard)
1 tsp parsley
2-4 hard boiled eggs (chopped)
3/4 cup mayo (or miracle whip)
*1 1/2 tblsp whole grain mustard OR 1 1/2 tblsp regular mustard (i used regular because that's what i had)
4-6 strips cooked bacon (nice & crispy)- bacon is optional, but who doesn't like bacon?!
Boil the potatoes in water with 1 chicken boullion cube, until tender- about 10-15 min
Drain the potatoes and transfer to a salad bowl. While the potatoes are still warm, season with the salt, cayenne, black pepper and limeade -mix well to combine. Add the celery salt, onion powder, parsley and eggs- mix again.
Combine the mayonnaise and mustard together and then mix in.
Crumble the bacon & mix it into the salad- not too much, but enough!
Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve chilled.