Monday, May 23, 2011

Dill Potato Salad, It Ain't Your Standard Potato Salad!

There are probably 9 million versions of potato salad out there.  When it came time to prepare the menu for Easter Dinner at our house I was torn between a hot potato side dish and some kind of potato salad.  We were serving among other things, ham, baked beans and deviled eggs.  Potato salad seemed the obvious choice.  But I wanted something a little different from the usual mustard, pickles and egg-style potato salad.  I thought about whipping up a version with blue cheese.  Then I mentioned red potatoes with a sour cream and dill sauce.  My husband heard the word "DILL" and it was decided.  Dill Potato Salad for Easter Dinner.  It's delicious, and a perfect accompaniment to any meal, especially a Spring or Summer time picnic or cook out.
The Dill Potato Salad Party
Cook the potatoes, and then cool in a ice bath. 
Cut into bite-sized cubes and place in a large bowl.
Combine mayonnaise and sour cream.
Add green onions and dill weed.
Season with salt and pepper. 
Pour mixture over potatoes  and toss
until evenly coated.  Cover and refrigerate at
least 2 hours or overnight.
Stir and adjust seasoning before serving. 

Dill Potato Salad

3 pounds new red potatoes
1 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons dried dill weed
5 green onions, chopped
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Scrub potatoes and place in a large pot.  Cover with water.  Bring to a boil over high heat, then turn the heat to medium-low.  Cover the pot and cook until potatoes are tender but still firm, about 15 minutes.  Drain and cool in an ice water bath until potatoes are cold, about 5 minutes.  Leaving skins on, cut into bite-sized pieces and place in a large bowl.

Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, dill weed and green onions in a bowl and stir until blended.  Season well with salt and pepper.  Pour mayo mixture over potatoes and toss until evenly coated.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.  Stir before serving.  Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

Prep Time:  Approximately 30 minutes     Cook Time:  0 needs to chill 2+ hours.

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