Thursday, January 5, 2012

Warm Mustard Potato Salad

I read on a blog somewhere a long time ago about an idea of allowing kids 5 items that they don't care to eat.  Anything else they have to at least try.  Here's the thing, I need about 10 items for myself.  My husband and I have had discussions about how broad the list items can be.  For example, can you say fish is one of the items, or do you have to be specific, like Salmon.  I have since made an executive decision.  As the mom, my list can be broad.  However, kids won't have that kind of levity.  And, yes, I can do that, 'because I said so."  I also don't want Lilly (and any future minis) to be as picky as I am, so I'm really just guiding them in good life choices.  Right?  Without further ado, my list of 5 despised foods:
1.) Fish
2.) Onions
3.) Raw Tomatoes
4.) Beans (except for green)
5.) Mayo

Because of my mayo aversion, potato salad has always been a no-no.  But, hubby likes it, so I finally found a good delicious compromise.  
 Steam 2-3 yellow flesh potatoes over 1 inch of boiling water. Until just fork tender (took 12 minutes for me).
In a seperate bowl, mix olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard.  Add hot potatoes.  Grate one hard boiled egg using a large holed box grater over top.  (Yes, isn't this genius?  It's from Everday Food Magazine--isn't Martha a genius)  Sprinkle with coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper (to taste).  Toss to combine.  

Serve warm or at room temperature.  

Warm Mustard Potato Salad
(Adapted from Everyday Food Magazine)
1 lb yellow flesh potatoes, 2-3 potatoes
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbl red wine vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 hard boiled egg
salt and pepper to taste

Cut potatoes into 1 inch chunks and steam over 1 inch of simmering water (about 12-16 minutes) until fork tender.  In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, and mustard.  Add hot pototoes.  Grate the egg over top and add salt and pepper.  Toss to combine and serve warm or at room temperature.

This post is linked to A Little Nosh's Tastetastic Thursday and Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday check out all of the amazing links there!


  1. Do you think it would be as good without the egg? Hardboiled eggs are on my list of least favorite foods...

  2. Hi Kacey,
    Your Potato Salad looks so good, this is a great combination. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen