Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Take Out Tuesday: Red Potato Salad

And so we enter holiday season....and a load of carbs and calories. Yippee! Well if you're anything like me, you may want a bit of a healthier option. Here is a fun recipe from my Grandpa:

Red Potato Salad

8-9 large red potatoes (choose organic if you can)
1- 1 1/2 cup of EVOO
6-7 stalks of celery, sliced lengthwise and chopped
6 green onions, chopped
handful of fresh parsley, chopped
1t-1T of salt (desired taste)

Place potatoes in a large pot. Cover with water, about 3 inches over potatoes. Boil over medium high heat for 45 minutes to an hour or until potato skin starts to crack (they should be tender). Drain water and let cool. Place potatoes in a large bowl and while still warm start to mash. Add the rest of ingredients. Combine and add desired amount of salt. Enjoy warm or cold!!

I also created garlic infused oil. The way to prepare is to add oil to a pan and cook for 1-2 minutes over medium hot. You should be able to see little bubbles forming on the pot. Remove from heat and add chopped garlic. Allow the garlic to sit in the oil for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Separate garlic from oil and add to potatoes.

What is your favorite way to enjoy mashed potatoes?

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