Plain Potato Salad is always served with gumbo at our house. We like it that way. Nothing fancy or extra in there to mask or take away from the taste of the food it’s served with especially our gumbo.
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Plain Potato Salad Ingredients
I started making this simple salad after I first married my husband, Steve, a Mississippi man. I discovered he didn’t like junk in his food. That’s what he called anything crunchy. He said he didn’t like his food to crunch. So I guess you could also call it a Clean Potato Salad since it doesn’t contain any junk, according to him.
Since then I make this virtuous Plain Potato Salad with eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper. That’s it! No onions, no pickles, no crunch! Although my husband’s tastes have changed over the years (eating more junk in his diet), our potato salad has not. The whole family now prefers it in its unadorned state.
We even like it served alongside different meat entrees, especially grilled or barbecued.
In With The Gumbo
Many gumbo eaters, especially Cajuns, prefer their potato salad right in their bowl of gumbo. If you need more testimony of this behavior, check out this post from TigerDroppings.com. There is no sense in dirtying another dish or having to dip your spoon into several plates before it hits your mouth!
“Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? ‘I’ll take care of it in a moment.’ Of course you don’t! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety.”