Growing up, Mom would make her famous potato salad all summer long starting with Memorial Day and continuing into the summer for the fourth of July and family picnics. This is one comfort food that brings back some great memories.
Mom's Famous Potato Salad
A creamy, rich potato salad with a secret ingredient that causes an explosion of flavor.
Cover the potatoes with water and cook on medium until just tender - 35-40 minutes. Do not peel the potatoes and do not over-cook or they get watery. Drain right away and let cool.
Meanwhile, cover the eggs with water, add the vinegar and cook on medium heat until they come to a boil. Low heat to medium-low and continue cooking 7 minutes. Plunge into cold water, cool, peel and finely chop in a food processor and put them into a large bowl.
Finely chop the onion and celery in a food processor and add to eggs. Peel and chop potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces and add to the eggs, celery and onion mixture. Add the mayonnaise, celery seed, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir and refrigerate.
If you don't use Hellman's mayonnaise it won't taste the same. Adding vinegar to the water you cook the eggs in, changes the PH of the water so that the shells come off easier. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved
These artichokes remind me of the artichokes they serve at Houston’s restaurant. They have lots of great garlic flavor and the remoulade sauce is the perfect balance of rich and tangy.
ARTICHOKES GRILLED WITH GARLIC AND REMOULADE SAUCE
Artichokes grilled with lot of garlic and a remoulade sauce for dipping are the perfect appetizer, snack or side dish
Trim the tops from the artichokes and tips of leaves.
Cut in half lengthwise and remove the choke. Using ¼ of the lemon, squeeze juice onto cut side to prevent browning. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Preheat an outdoor grill. Add artichokes to boiling water and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well. Squeeze the juice from the remaining lemon into a small bowl. Add the olive oil and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Brush the artichokes with the garlic oil. Grill the artichokes and baste with oil, turning frequently, until the tips are slightly charred, about 8 minutes. Serve with remoulade sauce.
Whisk all the ingredients for the remoulade sauce together until combined. Makes about 2 ¼ cups.
The remoulade sauce is also great on crab cakes or with any fish. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved