Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Potato Salad From the Roadside

I wanted to share a recipe for potato salad that I made on Sunday. The potatoes were purchased from Farmer John's, a roadside stand in Aston, Pennsylvania (3358 Market St Aston, Pennsylvania 19014-3428 610-485-9100). I spoke to Farmer John himself and he informed me that his potatoes were purchased from a wholesaler that does business with local family farms in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. That's all I needed to hear. Three pounds of robust red potatoes later, I was making my first potato salad -

2 pounds (about 6 medium) red potatoes
3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 cups of minced celery
1 cup chopped sweet onion
1/3 cup of cider vinegar
1/2 cup mayo
3 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 cup diced sweet pickle with some juice
2 tablespoons of prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon of salt (for the potatoes)
salt and pepper to taste

cub potatoes and cut in 1-inch cubes. Place in a saucepan and cover with water. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and boil potatoes until tender (but not too much, you don't want it to be mushy). Drain and let cool. Combine potatoes with all of the other ingredients. Mix. Cover and chill for at least an hour.

And there you have it. Incidentally, the eggs I used were from grass-fed chickens, the onions were purchased from a local farmer. Just mentioning it, is all. :)If any of you try this recipe, let us know! Happy eating!


  1. I need and demand some of your potato salad. I can't wait to try out this recipe!

  2. I read this again and I am craving that potato salad! I have to have some!

  3. The potato salad looks awesome. I can't wait to get some ingredients in the farmers market.


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