Awesome Potato Salad

So we’re not in our house just quite yet but we’ve been promised that the power supply will turn up on Thursday. In the mean time, we’re snatching whatever time we can in the kitchen between B&B guests and whenever my father-in-law will allow us to feed him. As you can imagine, this is limiting our creativity somewhat. 

boiled ham
Not to worry. Today, the sun is shining, I’ve got a gammon in the pot for lunch, and I’ve just been reminded of one of the joys of having a garden again: fresh herbs growing outdoors only metres away. In my last post, I mentioned finding a wonderful fruit and veg stall in Kelso, and we have been really enjoying vegetables which taste of the goodness they provide once again. As part of that haul, we picked up some beautiful salad potatoes which actually taste as sweet and mineraly as they should, and Charles boiled them up with some salt, mint, rosemary and lemon balm the other evening, planning for lunch yesterday, but flying about between wholesalers we didn’t quite get that far yesterday. And so, this morning, while listening to the birds singing and the stock pot simmering, I put together a luxurious potato salad for later today. 

 You will need:

potato salad
A pot of boiled and cooled new potatoes (this was a medium sized pot but you can obviously increase the other ingredients proportionately to make a bigger batch)

5 tsp Dijon mustard 

3 tbsp mayonnaise

A good crack of salt and pepper 

Fresh herbs such as mint, chives and parsley, or a couple of tbsp of spring onions 

1. Chop the potatoes into good bite -sized, relatively even pieces and put them into a nice big bowl which will give you plenty of room to stir everything together. Peel them if you like but I’m let to believe the best of the goodness in potatoes is held in the skins. Plus they make it look so much more appealing!

fresh herbs
2. Gently wash your herbs or spring onions, then finely chop them. Add to the bowl.

chopped fresh herbs
3. Next, stir in the mustard, salt and pepper. 

how to make potato salad
4. Add the mayonnaise and stir together. Taste and adjust seasoning to taste.

potato salad recipe
Enjoy alongside a salad or as part of a picnic. Or indeed however you see fit!

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