Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Jazzy Potato Salad Recipe

I love to try new recipes!  Not that my family always enjoys my new food creations, but I do.  Earlier, I told you ladies that I had been invited to my neighbors cook out on July 3rd.  Although, I'm 29, I still struggle with my womanly hospitality duties (i.e. The unwritten rules of when someone invites you over, you should bring a dish).  Before my brain could catch up with my mouth, I said, "Ms. Mary, I can bring the baked beans and potato salad if you want me to."  She obliged and I was locked into doing a bang up job on two barbeque dinner staples.  Ms. Mary's tone turned very serious, and she said, "Now, you make sure you make that potato salad early enough so that the seasonings have time to go all the way through!"  That was a tall order considering it was already 9 p.m. the day before the bbq, and I had church very early the next morning.

I know my baked beans are off the chain, no disputing that.  However, I wanted to try a non-traditional potato salad recipe.  Traditional potato salad usually consists of: potatoes (duh!), eggs, mayonnaise, a dash of mustard, a little bit of sugar, relish, mix and voila.  The recipe I found from my boy Emeril Lagasse (I love him) consists of: potatoes, ranch dressing, salt, pepper, diced red onions, crumbled bacon, eggs, diced celery, and parsley.

So what did everyone think?  The ultra picky 8-year-old, the ultra ultra picky hubsters, and the veteran gave me two thumbs up for the potato salad!

If you can step away from the traditional and take a walk on the wild side, you will be delighted with this recipe.  Check it out here.

What are your favorite summer cookout recipes?


  1. TiAnna that sounds soooooo yummy! I normally don't even like potato salad, except for my mom's because she puts brown sugar in hers. I'm gonna have to try this recipe sometime. Thanks lady!

  2. Deia, it was delightful! The prep time was a little longer than making regular potato salad, but it was worth it!


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