Plain Potato Salad
Potato salad is always served with gumbo at our house. We like it plain. Nothing fancy or extra in there to overtake the taste of the gumbo. We also like it served with different kinds of meats especially if they are grilled or bar-be-qued.
3 pounds of red potatoes quartered with skins left on
3/4 cup mayonnaise, depending on how creamy you like your salad
1 tablespoon regular mustard
3/4 teaspoon seasalt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Place potatoes in large pot with enough water to cover about two inches over potatoes. Boil until potatoes are almost tender. Add eggs to pot near end of boiling time to allow them to cook for 8 minutes with potatoes. When potatoes are tender drain them and the eggs. Let potatoes and eggs cool to touch then peel and dice into bite size pieces. Add mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Lightly stir as to not mash potatoes. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until later. I add a spoonful of potato salad directly into my bowl of gumbo. I like the taste of it and it saves on dish washing.
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