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Monday, October 10, 2011

You say Po-tah-to, I say Po-tay-to

I have been at home a lot lately and it does get to me that I end up bored. So I have been trying to learn on my cooking.

I always love potato salad, of course I never get enough of it and always wonder how people make them.

So I decided to try to make my own after surfing for recipes.

Ingredients (this amount serves 1-2 (for a meal) 2-3 (as a meal side dish)):
500gm Red Skin Potatoes
1 cup Mayonaise
1 tbs Djion Mustard
1 tbs Distilled White Vinegar
1 Whole Yellow Onion - finely chopped (more onions if you like)
2 Eggs

Wash the potatoes of its any dirt on the skin. Bring a pot to put in the potatoes and fill in water to cover the potatoes ans bring to boil for about 15-20minutes. Use a fork to test the potatoes for you want the potatoes to be soft but yet still firm. Set the potatoes aside and let it cool. Once it is cool, cut the potatoes in halves or quarters (up to your liking) leaving the skin on.

Another smaller pot, put the eggs in the water, enough to cover the eggs. Cover the pot, let the water come to a boil and remove from heat immediately. With the pot still cover, leave the eggs in the pot for 15-20minutes. Peel and mash / chop / dice the eggs.

In a bowl mix the Mayonaise, Djion Mustard, Distilled White Vinegar, the chopped onions and the eggs together. Test the sauce and see how you want it to taste. I liked it with more onions so I eventually added another half yellow onion.

Once you are satisfied with the sauce taste, pour it over the now cooled potatoes, mix it and refrigerate the whole thing for about 2-3hours.

Then your potato salad is ready to be serve.

So do you say po-tay-to or po-tah-to?
Hope you enjoy this :).


32 comments:

eugene said...

Hey,you know what, I am slowly changing my staple food from rice to potato already,,, therefore I am now really looking for as many ways to cooking potatos as possible,,,, please share with me more,,ya..

Rice is no good,just plain sugar and carbo,,,

lina said...

yummy. :)

Bananazஇ said...

Some big gun spelt potatoe haha. Now you got me confused..would say po-tay-to.

[SK] said...

you say to-mah-to and i say to-may-to.. :p

[SK] said...

i love potato salad too, always like it especially if it's very creamy and comes with some bits of cucumber in it..

[SK] said...

the crunchiness of the cucumber makes the salad more flavorful, and also make it more refreshing instead of too "jelak" after eating too much.. :)

[SK] said...

oh, i wanna try that you made.. and also missing the one i used to buy from Isetan supermarket.. :p

Merryn said...

oooo... not a potato fan. scared of ending up looking like a potato :D

i say it potayto.. just like tomayto.. :D

Kelvin said...

One american slang, one british slang?

wenn said...

I love potato!

foongpc said...

I pronounced it po-tay-to. No actually it's more like po-tat-to. Haha!!

foongpc said...

But for tomato, I pronounced it as to-mah-to. Just sound better to my ears LOL!

foongpc said...

Yummy potato salad!! : )

Magdalene Blue Rose said...

i say po-tay-to =]

ladyviral said...

eugene : Replacing rice for Potato? That sounds like a good idea. But don't really got much choice.

I don't know recipes for potatoes. this is probably the best i know haha. you on the other hand should share with me when you find any ^_^.

ladyviral said...

lina : Making any soon? :D

ladyviral said...

Bananaz : haha! i guess it is either missing a "s" or this person thinks "potatoes" is plural and "potatoe" in singular haha.

I guess alot would go po-tay-to. hehe

ladyviral said...

SK : haha! to-may-to :p

bits of cucumber? wow that is new.. i never have that kind before. but hubs dislike cucumbers... i usually eat my plain like that, or sprinkle some bacon and spring onions.

cucumber seem like a good way :). maybe i will try that one day.

haha try the one i made? come come i make for you :p.

but you must make for me too XD.

ladyviral said...

Merryn : you are what you eat? But eating rice will increase the sugar level and has more carbo in it. haha!

eat potato for smooth smooth skin? it is smooth smooth (least the waxier skin ones) hehe.

ladyviral said...

Kelvin : haha you got that right :p.

ladyviral said...

wenn : me too! got any other recipes to share with? :p

ladyviral said...

wenn : me too! got any other recipes to share with? :p

ladyviral said...

foongpc : po-tat-to? that is local slang? hehe

haha! i think to-ma-to pronounciation is how it is taught in malaysia language haha XD.

looking at my own post makes me want to eat potato salad again haha.

this time maybe with bacon and spring onion :p.

ladyviral said...

Magdalene : do you love them? ^^

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

HeLLo LadyViral,

It's a good news! You've updated your blog again. I shall put a link to your blog.

Errr...may I ask? Why were you always at home? Hahaha! You know...whenever I am bored, I don't cook. I'm lazy to do that. I prefer gardening. My backyard now really need some improvement. New house la katakan. Today I wanted to do gardening. But after 5 minutes, suddenly the rain turun pula. Ahai! I had to cancel my plan. Huhu...

Okie dokie. Enjoy your food...bye!

ladyviral said...

willie : I am not working now so i am always home! haha

wel, i can't do gardening.. i only have two things to do, either cook or clean the house. i stay in singapore now and it is all apartment.

it has been raining alot lately, willie, don't bother gardening... try planting something in pots and putting them around maybe :p.

suituapui said...

My potato salad's simpler...but yours look nicer. Mine's nice too though... LOL!!!

Aligaga said...

it really looks delicious ! I say po-tay-to !

Life Ramblings said...

that looks tempting. save some for me will ya?

Small Kucing said...

looks simple enough

Quay Po Cooks said...

I think po-tay-to is more commonly used. po-tah-to or po-tay-to doesn't matter as long as the dish made with it is delicious!

Bengbeng said...

this is yummy