Saturday, May 22, 2010

HiHo's Potato Salad!

I am making this tonight for Puckstopper's birthday picnic at the Drive-in! It's a 2 screened double feature drive-in so at OUR screen, we're seeing Shrek and then Iron Man. This recipe was one of my favorite's of Mom's but never had a copy of it. Fortunately, it was permanantly etched with in the recesses of Mush's brain! Some of the best recipes are stored inside cooks' heads! Thanks for saving this one because it's a keeper!

She said, "This is how our mother presented this recipe to me, and this is how I make my potato salad to this day. This version is my husband's brother's favorite!" Here's to Conrad!

I love mayo and will only use Hellman's. Everyone has their preference I am sure. Also, I have made this recipe without sour cream before, sometimes because I was out.
One of my soon to happen projects is to make my own mayonnaise. I will let you know how it goes because I love mayonnaise almost as much as I love cheese.

Potato Salad a la HiHo
Ingredients: - yea, see - no proportions... I will write mine out and add later.
Potatoes - one per person? Red potatoes and leave the skin on.
Sour Cream
2 hard boiled eggs chopped
Red Onion chopped
Celery chopped
Italian dressing or red wine vinegar
salt and Pepper

Hard boil the eggs. Sometimes I do this with the potatoes. Boil potatoes keeping them al dente. Let cool. Dice and put in large bowl. Add equal parts of mayo and sour cream, chopped egg, chopped red onion, chopped celery (for crunch effect), a couple shots of Italian dressing or red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.


mushy said...

I think this potato salad is best when eaten the day after it's made, so let it sit in the fridge overnight.

SPuD said...

Madz asked me to make this recipe for GF's 4th of July birthday weekend. It's great. The sour cream makes it so much lighter than the straight mayo kind! I never had Hiho's but the entire family pines for it As soon as summer arrives. For the recorders says I got the mayo/sour cream proportion right but she did have to remind me to include the red onion.