Hi All! I know it has been forever, but unfortunately life has gotten in the way of blogging. Between traveling for work and moving in with Jav, I have been too busy/lazy to write about my favorite recipes. However, I am back! I can’t wait to share all of the yummy recipes I have been working on the past month or so.
For Memorial Day, Jav and I went to my mom’s house in Wenatchee to relax and enjoy the holiday. Here is the view from her house…isn’t it amazing?
Here she is after we did some wine tasting.
If you ever go to Wenatchee, you must go to Dutch John’s winery. It is in a old warehouse/strip mall, but so great!
My mom got a new job and is working like crazy, so Jav and I made a yummy dinner for her when she returned from work. I love potato salad – I mean I actually love everything with potatoes, but a good potato salad can make a winter day feel like summer. It is the quintessential barbeque side (I hate coleslaw). This version is a little different because the potatoes are roasted first with herbs and then smothered with the standard mayo-based dressing. It adds depth that your average potato salad doesn’t have and with the extra flavor you don’t need to use as much mayo. Also, I use my mom’s top-secret ingredient (not really, but it is a MUST), pickle juice.
It felt like summer even though it was cold and rainy.
Hope you enjoy! Go Potatoes!!
Roasted Potato Salad
3 Pounds russet potatoes (preferable Idaho born), cubed (you can leave skin on depending on your taste preference).
Handful chopped fresh thyme and rosemary leaves
3 Garlic cloves chopped
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
¾ Cup mayonnaise
½ Cup sour cream
4 Tablespoons yellow mustard
4 or 5 chopped dill pickles
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion
4 or 5 hardboiled eggs chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375
Mix together herbs, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Toss over potatoes and spread on baking sheet.
Bake potatoes for 45 – 50 minutes until golden brown but not dried out. Set aside to cool a bit. In a small bowl mix mayo, sour cream, mustard and pickles. Add a little pickle juice to taste (3 or 4 tablespoons – more if you want it tangy).
Add potatoes, onion, celery, eggs and mayo mixture to large bowl and mix, gently smashing some of the potatoes.
Salt and pepper to taste. Chill in fridge until ready to serve. I serve mine cold, but you could serve it warm too. Garnish with any extra herbies.