When my husband said this was the best potato salad he ever had (this, coming from a man whose father was a butcher and sold outstanding potato salad in his store), I knew this was a keeper recipe. I never made traditional, mayo-based potato salad before. It was always ‘Italian-style’ with olive oil and white vinegar. This recipe combines mayo, olive oil and vinegar. It is delicious and easy to make. This is perfect for summer time barbecues.
The recipe comes from my buddy, George, who runs a local catering business – George’s Tasty Delights – in the New Providence/Summit, NJ area. This is one of his most popular items. In our home, it’s called ‘George’s Potato Salad’.
The key to this recipe is ‘layering’ the ingredients and mixing everything at the end. This recipe serves 10-12 people.
- 5 lbs Red Potatoes – approximately the same size or cut larger ones in half
- 1 Large onion or 1 1/2 smaller onions, Finely diced
- Salt - about 1 1/2 teaspoons. You can add more to suit your taste
- White Pepper – about 3 T. If you don’t have white pepper you can substitute black pepper.
- 3 T Olive Oil
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 3-4 T Parsley (fresh or dried)
- 1/2 – 3/4 of a Quart Jar of Light Mayonnaise
- 1/4 – 1/3 C Distilled white vinegar
Cook the potatoes in a large pot starting with cold water. Once the water starts to boil, cook for about 30 minutes or until fork tender. Do not overcook.
When cooked, drain all of the hot water and arrange the potatoes on a cutting board – skin side down. Cut potatoes that are whole in half to facilitate steaming. As soon as they are slightly cooled, peel skins off. Slice the potatoes into a large pot or mixing bowl. Add the finely diced onion by sprinkling on top of potatoes. Add the salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil on top of layered mixture. Sprinkle with sugar.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and vinegar. Place this mixture over the potatoes.
With large mixing spoons and starting at the bottom, turn over the potatoes with all of the ingredients, trying not to break the potatoes.
For more about George’s Tasty Delights, you can contact him at the following:
George’s Tasty Delights
908-790-1173 or 908-377-6499