Sunday, May 15, 2011

Creamy Chive Potato Salad Recipe

With all of the summer BBQ's coming up, you might want to try this potato salad as a side.


I have chives growing all over my gardens so I use them in everything I can think of. Chives in potato salad are so very good.


I cut my potatoes into the size cubes I want before cooking them. I find it much easy that cutting them after they've cooked. Plus, they cook a lot faster this way and evenly.


Always cook them in salted water.


When they are cubed this small you only need to bring them to a boil and they are done. When you can stick a toothpick in one easily, it is time to drain them.


As soon as i drain them, I add about 3 tablespoons of white vinegar to them.


And about 4 tablespoons of oil. Stir them around and let them sit until they absorb all the vinegar and oil. This give the salad a base flavor.


Crack in a bunch of black pepper and stir in the chopped chives.


Add about 3/4 cup of mayo and 1/2 cup of sour cream.


Add about 1/2 cup of milk. Stir until creamy and check for seasoning. If you like, you can add hard boiled eggs to this too. The flavor is better if it sits in the refrigerator overnight.


This is great with anything off the barbecue!

10 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Good recipe. Potato Salad is a favorite of me.

Thanks for sharing.

Happy day.

xoxo to Teddy Red Fluffs!

Pricilla said...

The chive flower is so pretty on top!

laurie said...

this is so very different,, we make a German Potato salad that calls for vinegar and we make a creamy one too but this is the best of both and I don't know why the heck I never thought of this.I thank you for this,,you know , I've picked up alot of good tips and recipes from you,,I'll thank you for that,,(so will my family)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

....this would have been great last night with our bbqed hot dogs....next time
:-)

kary and l'il teddy

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I seldom barbeque myself but a good potato salad goes to everything to be honest.

I´ve never had chives in it from the beginning but it isn´t uncommon that we have it on the side over here (with sour cream).

I´ll try this recipe if I make it myself this summer!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Yum yum. Diane

Melynda said...

Great technique on this salad, much easier than cook and peel! Love the dressing too. Thanks.

Caethryn said...

How many lbs. of potatoes do you use?

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hmmmm....good question! i am so bad at measuring since i mostly just throw things together. i used a bag of red potatoes. how much does a bag of red potatoes weigh? we are getting into my flaws here! i am guessing 5 pounds. there were about 15 potatoes.

Anne's Original Hooked Rugs said...

Will certainly try this potato recipe; thanks for sharing..We grow chives, as well..they DO grow, don't they? :)