What picnic is complete without someone
bringing potato salad? The answer is – the picnic isn’t
complete without the world famous side dish. Everyone always
claims that their potato salad recipe is the very best in
existence. The ironic fact is that almost every single potato
salad recipe has the exact same ingredients. I mean, you can’t
make potato salad without the basic ingredients. Some will have
a few slight variations and additions that people claim make
their concoction the best in the world, but it all comes down
to the same recipe.
You can scour the internet for the best potato salad
recipes. You’ll probably find quite a few that you think just
may be the absolute best. Or, you can spend hours looking
through cookbooks for similar recipes. If you haven’t had a
relative or friend pass a recipe down to you that they claim
has been in the family for generations, your best bet to
finding an excellent recipe would be cookbooks or the internet.
Nowadays, finding things on the internet is quite a bit faster
than paging through book after book. Google the key phrase of
potato salad recipe and you’ll find that you have more hits
than you can even fathom.
Once you get to the picnic or gathering to which you are
bringing potato salad, you want to be sure that it is properly
maintained. You certainly don’t want to have it sitting in the
sun all afternoon. If it does, the people who take a few bites
later in the day may end up with an unhappy stomach that night.
And, there is no chance of keeping the leftovers for the next
day if the sun and temperatures has tainted it in any way. If
it is an all day gathering for an outside event, put the potato
salad back into a cooler for a little while. Once everyone
breaks out the food again later in the day, bring the potato
salad back out. Even having a small amount of ice in the cooler
can ensure that your potato salad is still a hit later in the
day or even the next day. If your gathering is at a house, you
can easily put the container in the refrigerator for safe
keeping until the partygoers have the urge to come back for
What you definitely need to do when you’re making potato
salad is make sure that you have enough to keep for leftovers.
Let’s face it – potato salad goes great with almost any meal
and stays in pretty great shape for a few days, if it is kept
in an airtight container in a cool environment. Having
leftovers makes life a bit easier for putting together lunches
or meals for the next few days. And, if your recipe truly is
the best, you’ll want to make as much as possible.