Potato Salad

I made this potato salad for Easter and just didn’t get to post it!  I know, falling behind on blogging!

I was so not in the mood to boil the potatoes, cut them up ……so I took the easy way out on this one.  However, you still need to make sure you cook the potatoes  long enough (I didn’t and they were a bit to hard still).

This is a simple recipe, quick to make and it did have great flavor to it.
2 packages Simply Potatoes® Diced Potatoes with Onion
1/2 cup water
2 cups mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4 cup yellow mustard
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups chopped celery
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled, chopped

And all you need to do is:

1. In 2 1/2 quart microwave-safe casserole dish* combine Simply Potatoes and water. Cover; microwave on HIGH 10 to 12 minutes or until Simply Potatoes are tender. Drain water.

2. Meanwhile in large bowl whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper until smooth. Add cooked potatoes, celery, red pepper and chopped eggs. Stir gently. Refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors.

Tips: To prepare hard boiled eggs, place eggs in 3 quart saucepan. Cover eggs with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes; drain water. Add cold water to saucepan. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain; peel and chop eggs.

* A 9-inch square baking dish can be used for a 2 1/2 quart casserole baking dish.

(I tried to boil my eggs like this and it didn’t work for me.  I did have to get more eggs and start over by just boiling the water with the eggs in it.  But if it works for you, great).

Happy Weekend

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking.

Deviled Eggs

Ok, so I’m a little late on this post.  I know, I know.  But here are my deviled eggs that I made for Easter!

This is really the only time I make hard boiled eggs so I thought I had to share with you.  The Easter Bunny quite enjoyed these I might add!

I’m sure everyone has made these before and everyone has their own way of making them.  But still, I’ll share!

I’ll be honest, I tried putting the eggs in the water, bringing it to a boil, covering and letting it sit for 10 minutes, but they didn’t turn out for me.  So off to the store I went again and started over.  This time I put the eggs in the water and let it boil for 12 minutes.  They turned out great.

Here’s what I used (I did not measure one thing)

12 hard boiled eggs cut in half

Mayonnaise

paprika, pepper, garlic

1 small diced onion

a squeeze of mustard

chopped pickle

Add all of this in a bowl and mix (I used and hand mixer).  Use spoonfuls of the mixture and fill the eggs.  Top with sprinkled paprika.

Like I said, everyone has their own recipe for these.  I’m sure there is nothing fancy about mine.  But I loved the picture with the colored egg, I had to share!!

Have a great week

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking