Saturday, October 24, 2009

French Potato Salad

French Salad CU2

Let me just start off my saying that this was not the most photogenic dish. Carrots, potatoes, peas and pickles mixed with sour cream and mayo. Very, very tasty but not the prettiest of dishes.

This was made by Tati's sister Teja. I'm not sure where the recipe originated from, but Teja makes it all the time at home in Slovenija. She made it for us a few years ago when she visited, and she made it again this last visit.

I don't know why it's called French Potato Salad either, neither does Teja. What I do know is that somehow this combination works and this time I had Tati write the recipe down while she made it, which wasn't an easy task since Teja doesn't measure anything. She just throws it all in a bowl and adds a little of this and a little of that until it looks right.

So bear with on this one, but trust in me enough to know that this is one delicious alternative to the boring ole potato salad most of us are used to. It makes a lot, and that's a good thing cause I could eat this by the truck full.

French Salad CU

French Potato Salad
recipe from Teja
Printable recipe
4 medium sized potatoes, cut into a small dice, boil and cook until just tender.
3 - 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
12 pickles, finely chopped
3 cans of carrot/pea medley
1 small jar of mayonnaise (do not use Miracle Whip)
6 tablespoons of sour cream
1 - 2 tablespoons mustard (she used yellow)
salt & pepper to taste

Get a very big bowl, and dump all the ingredients in it. Stir gently. Chill and serve.

That's it.

So once you can get over the fact that this is one of those "it ain't pretty, but it sure is good" kinda recipes, I think you're going to agree with me, that sometimes looks really don't matter.
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