Plus bonus tuna salad.
This wasn’t even on my totally anal menu, but red potatoes were on sale, and I had all the other ingredients, so I thought, what the hell.
Here we have red potatoes, some onion, olive oil and vinegar, mayo, dill, spicy ground mustard, and salt and pepper. (Please ignore the cilantro; I was gonna use it, but ended up sticking it in something else. Also ignore the paprika. That was just an idea I forgot about.)
Cut the potatoes into nice little chunks, and boil for about 10 minutes. Test with a fork to make sure they’re mealy, but not so mushy they’ll turn into mashed potatoes if you try to stir them.
Now get your cooked potato chunks in a bowl with some VERY finely-chopped onion, a couple heaping tablespoons of mayo, a dash of oil and vinegar, a few good shakes of mustard, salt and pepper to taste, and PLENTY of dill. (Not pictured: the dill. But really, go crazy.)
Also: I made tuna salad, but I feel like tuna salad is too humble a dish to get its own post. But if you’re like me, you spent many years thinking tuna and mayo = tuna salad. Well, I was wrong. You’re also wrong.
We got a couple cans of tuna, plenty of mayo, a couple stalks of celery, salt, pepper, and a mountain of dill (again). Then just mix it up.
Voila! Sandwiches of the gods.
RED POTATO SALAD
Yields 4-6 servings
3 red potatoes
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 heaping Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. dill
1 tsp. ground mustard
salt and pepper to taste
1. Chop unpeeled potatoes and boil for about 10 minutes, or until easily speared with a fork. Drain.
2. Chop onion finely. Add to potatoes, along with mayo, oil, vinegar, dill, mustard, salt, and pepper.