Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Two potato salad

For Father's Day, we invited Clarence's parents over for lunch. When Western ribs and country ribs were on sale a few weeks ago, I bought some, crock-potted them until tender, put them in zip bags with BBQ sauce, then froze them in anticipation of Father's Day. A quick reheat on the grill and the meat would be done. I wasn't sure what else I wanted to serve so I asked Clarence what he would like.

He chose baked beans and potato salad as sides. Sounded good, but his dad is a diabetic and I was concerned about carb overload for him.

I remembered some three-potato salad I used to buy at the deli. I think it had white potatoes, redskins, and sweet potatoes. I first bought it because it looked cheesy and the deli lady wouldn't tell me what was in it. She urged me to just try it. I laugh now because that's the only time I remember something like that happening but I probably would have kept walking had she told me what was in it. I was surprised at how much I liked it. I thought using sweet potatoes would lower the glycemic index a bit so it would be slightly more diabetic-friendly for Dad.

I've only made potato salad a couple of times-ever-but this recipe was a huge hit, especially with my girls. I decided to blog the recipe so if I forget how I made it, I can re-create it again.

The leftover meat made great BBQ beef sandwiches to serve with the potato salad.

Two Potato Salad

3 1/2 to 4 pounds potatoes (I used russets)
3 pounds sweet potatoes (2 large)
1 medium Vidalia onion
1 1/2 cups light mayonnaise
4 Tablespoons rice vinegar

Wash potatoes and sweet potatoes. Boil potatoes and sweet potatoes in large pot of water until fork tender (I did them separately). Place in cold water to quick cool, changing water as needed.

Peel and chop into bite sized pieces; place chunks in large bowl. Dice onion and add to potatoes.

Stir together mayonnaise and rice vinegar. Pour over diced potatoes; stir until well combined. Chill until ready to serve.

This recipe is easily halved. It filled my largest bowl and we ate it for several meals.
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  1. Sounds really yummy! Looks yummy too!

  2. That sounds like a great recipe. I make alot of potato salad in the summer, but not this simple or with the sweet potatoes. My dad has to watch his sugar too, so I am often looking for recipes that he can enjoy!

  3. You may have just made my HUSBANDS day.
    I'm not a potato salad eater..but he loves the stuff...and yours sounds like something i can "maybe" make. Most people tell me a little of this and a little of that... I can't doooo that...but with a recipe...MAYBE!?! :)

  4. Oh my goodness, I love potato salad, and as of recently, sweet potatoes too. This looks really tasty! Mmm....



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