Monday, April 9, 2012

Leftover Potatoes? Make Potato Egg Salad

Did anyone else end up with tons of leftover potatoes from Easter dinner?  I made two bags and ended up with tons of leftover cooked potatoes.  I decided to make my husband potato salad to go with his lunches this week and add hard boiled cooked eggs.  Because I really love him.  Those of you that know me will understand the love here (I do NOT eat eggs. Period.  I do not like eggs.  At all.)  I decided to give Alton Brown's method of baking the eggs in the oven (instead of boiling them) a try, and it was really easy and they came out great (according to Adam, my husband "the egg eater.")  I'll show you how I did it...

Potato Egg Salad
Ingredients:
1/4 cup good quality mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
4 cups cooked potatoes, diced
2-3 hard cooked eggs
salt, pepper
1/2 tsp dried parsley (or 1 tablespoon fresh)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place your eggs directly on the center rack in the oven. Place a baking sheet on the rack underneath (just in case an egg breaks).
 Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
Carefully place cooked eggs in a large bowl of ice water.  Let them cook for about 15 to 20 minutes before peeling.
Put the mayo, mustard, celery salt and onion powder in a mixing bowl.
 Mix together well.
 Dice your cooked potatoes.
Add to the bowl with the mayo mixture and carefully toss the potatoes to coat.
Cut your cooked eggs in half (I used three eggs).
Cut the egg halves into bite size pieces.
 Add the egg to the mixing bowl and sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper.  Carefully mix together.
 Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle a little parsley (dried or fresh) over the top.
Serve and enjoy, unless you are a fellow non-egg eater like me.  Then you can watch the people around you eat and enjoy.  Adam said this was one of the best potato salads he has ever eaten.  I hope he means it because there is a whole lot of it for him to eat this week :)

If you are looking for another way to use up leftover potatoes, or leftover ham, check out this post for Ham and Potato Soup, it's what's for dinner tomorrow night.

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