Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Radish and Dill Red Potato Salad

Cool and Creamy Potato Salad for your Memorial Day Feast...This potato salad is a bit of a black sheep among its spudly peers. First of all, it has no mayonnaise. (Sorry, Dad-I know how you crave your Best Foods.) No pickles. No celery. No vinegar. No peeling potatoes-oh, don't you love it already? Here's what it does have: fresh and green cooling dill, smooth sour cream, spicy radishes, piquant Dijon mustard, buttery red potato bites, crisp green onions. It's crunchy, creamy, refreshing and luscious, all in the same bite. Dill makes this dish. If you can't find fresh, use good quality dried-the kind where it still smells like fresh dill, not heaps of mowed grass.

Once I made this potato salad in college for my boyfriend (now husband) and his friends, but I forgot to buy dill. It took half an hour to find some kind stranger in the apartment complex with dried dill to borrow. Why I didn't just send my boyfriend to the store is beyond me. Apparently, I waited until he was my husband before marching him off to market for forgotten items.
This time, prepared, I shelled out the $2.29 at the market for a package of fresh dill. I only used a wee bit, so next week I'm making refrigerator dill pickles.
Radish and Dill Red Potato Salad
Estimated Cost: $3.50
Notes: You can make this one day ahead. Be sure to adjust the seasonings before serving-starchy salads can become bland in the fridge.

3 lbs. red potatoes, scrubbed
about 1/2 cup thinly sliced red radishes
about 1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 and 1/2 cups sour cream (I used half light)
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
about 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Cut potatoes into 1 inch chunks. Place in a large pot of cold water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain potatoes. Toss hot potatoes with radishes and onions. Add in the sour cream, mustard, salt and pepper, stirring gently. When potatoes cool down to room temperature, add in dill. Taste and adjust seasoning. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
Look what's coming tomorrow...


Lisa said...

I will have to try this potato salad. I am making your cuke salad tonight since I have all the ingredients. I am sure my husband will want to check out the root beer ribs tomorrow...he is the barbecuer in the family.

Mary Kate said...

The potatoe salad looks so good. What a great compliment to the deliciuos looking, smoky ribs. Can't wait to eat all this!

AtaiDanu said...

A friend gave me the URL to your website and I'm in love. The food looks fantastic (what sort of camera do you use to take the pictures?) and don't cost an arm and a leg either. I can't wait to try some of these recipes!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this potato salad! It's one of our family favorites! But I think my family will love it evenmore when they have it with root beer ribs!

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Oh hellooooo, Prudy! So nice to finally get the time to get here!
Wonderful blog! Wonderful recipe! Yea!

Prudy said...

Welcome! I'm shooting with a Canon EOS Rebel XTI. I'm still learning how to use it! Come on back:)
I'm glad you're making the salad. I have to eat it every day now. I'ts my new favorite.
I hope you can eat? What will become of you by Monday?
I love this one too!
Catherine: Welcome! I really enjoyed your blog. I've seen you post on the cooking website. It's good to meet in cyberspace.

Leah said...

Oooh, the suspense is killing me with the root beer many miles will those cost me?!?!

The potato salad looks good too, although I'm with your dad -- hard to break a girl of her love for mayo.

So many little time!

Sarah said...

You're pictures are so beautiful! Thanks for the recipe!

RitterB's said...

I found your blog the other day. It was linked from Leelou's blogspot. You amazing me! I feel as if I am Mrs. Kravitz from Bewiched spying in on you! I am eager to impliment some of your prudence ways in to our families kitchen! Thanks for the share!

Camilla said...

Yum, I love radishes, Prudy--I had never thought of adding them to potato salad, I am defintiely going to add them next time I whip some up!