Potato Salad

This potato salad recipe is one I use frequently as part of a buffet type menu.

The quantity here would serve about 8 to 12 people if it were part of a buffet, 4 to 6 people if it were a side dish.

I normally snip chives into it, but see below for other choices.

Here's the basic recipe

  • 1 kg (2.2lbs) salad potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • handful fresh chopped herbs

Boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes until tender - no need to peel them, just wash.

Allow them to cool, then cut into smallish dice. Put them into a large bowl - you'll need space to stir, so allow extra room or the contents will go all over the worktop!

Mix the mayonnaise and milk together - you want a coating consistency about like half (single) cream.

Stir the herbs into the mayonnaise mixture.

Pour the mix over the diced potato and stir it round gently.

Depending on what you're serving it with, try parsley if it's predominantly fish, but parsley will go with anything.

Basil if it's an Italian type meal with lots of tomatoes in it.

The chives are good with pork and chicken.

Mint with lamb.

Grate a little horseradish in if you're serving beef.

Use a salad type new potato for this dish - most supermarkets and grocers sell them in bags of 1kg around 2.2 lbs

The skins are quite tender and there's no need to peel or scrape them unless you particularly want to - I never do as I'm not into work!

If you want to serve it cold, then you'll need to prepare it at least an hour before you eat, as the potatoes will need to cool.

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