I absolutely love potato salad. I know it’s such an 80s dinner party staple, but the dish practically goes with anything – especially barbecues and picnics. Yet call me a fuddy duddy, but I’m not too keen on shop bought potato salad as I find them ‘too creamy with too much mayo!”. However, whenever I decided to make my own potato salad from scratch, I was often put off at how complicated some of the recipes were but alas I found a cheap and easy way of making your own potato salad to suit any students purse!
- Chopped Potatoes [New potatoes work best, but any potato will do, just make sure you keep the skin on and chop in to suitable mouth sized chunks]
- Tablespoon of Mayonnaise [check to see if it’s gluten free!]
- Teaspoon Chives [yet any potato friendly herbs can be used: sage, tarragon, basil, thyme, rosemary, parsnip and dill]
- Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
- Pinch of Paprika [optional]
- Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil
- Add the chopped potato to the pan and boil for 8-10 mins. Check to see if they’re done by checking whether a fork will easily pass through the potato chunk.
- Once boiled, drain the potatoes and leave to cool down.
- In a bowl, add the cooled potatoes, mayonnaise and stir till evenly coated.
- Add the chives, salt, pepper and mix evenly
- Sprinkle the paprika and serve!