I’m a little bit weird when it comes to food preferences.
You already know I have to trick myself into eating vegetables.
I also don’t eat cold cheese, only melted. To me, there’s just a really big difference.
I have this thing against mayo, dressings, sour cream, and things of that sort. It’s not just a preference. I may even become physically ill if I consume them. Which I guess explains why I’m not a big salad person.
When I was a teenager, I was storm-stayed with these people I hardly knew at a girl’s house that I took lifeguarding courses with. The weather was so bad that I had to spend the night, and I was only half an hour from home.
For lunch the next day, her mother made us all sandwiches with ham, lettuce and mayo. The lettuce I wouldn’t normally eat on a sandwich, but I could handle it. The mayo? I was almost sick right at the table. I didn’t want to appear rude and tell her I couldn’t eat it, so I choked it down, but it was extremely difficult.
Maybe there are people who love mayo.
Anyway, I love potato salad! I don’t get it. I know that it’s mayo. I don’t even usually eat hardboiled eggs. For some reason, it just doesn’t bother me at all. I add quite a bit of salt to counteract the tanginess of the mayo, but I usually mix at first as normal people would eat it, and then douse mine with salt before consuming.
These potato salad bites are so perfect for summer entertaining. They are easy, and you can make them ahead and stick them in the fridge for later. You can also use your favourite potato salad recipe, and just stuff it as I did in these. I think these would be great with bacon, or cheese, or a number of other things I’ve seen people stuffing in potato salad, but I was lazy, so I kept it simple.
You could easily make these a few hours ahead and keep in the refrigerator, in a container or covered with plastic wrap.
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Potato Salad Bites
- 8 medium red potatoes halved
- 7 hardboiled eggs cooled, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp parsley
- 1/4 tsp paprika plus some for sprinkling on top
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- green onion for garnish
- Boil potato halves until cooked through, about 10-20 minutes depending on the size and thickness of your potatoes. Cool
- Scoop out the inside of your potatoes, leaving a thin shell. Try not to mash the potato too much (unless you like your potato salad with mashed potatoes). Chop potato removed from the center.
- *NOTE: I only hollowed and filled about half of my potatoes, and the rest I chopped entirely. It gives it a little more texture and I like the red skin in the salad. You can do as many as you like, but you will want to leave at least 3-4 halves to chop completely.
- Combine chopped potatoes, eggs, and remaining ingredients through vinegar. Stir well. Adjust seasonings as desired.
- Spoon into hollowed potato halves. Garnish with paprika and chopped green onions.
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