I’ve never been a huge fan of potato salads (mostly because – shock! horror! mayhem! – I don’t like mayonnaise or raw onione), but this is a sexy little hot potato salad that I invented that works really well as an addition to barbeques, fancier dinners, or as a cold leftover. I cook the different parts at the same time, so all the cooked ingredients (potatoes, onions, eggs) stay hot.
I say this as if I planned it that way the first time. What actually happened was that I started making it really late, so it ended up being served hot. It was so good, I’ve made it this way ever since.
Hot Potato Salad Recipe
- 1 x bag of baby potatoes (my favourite is a mix I get of purple, red, and yellow potatoes)
1/2 red onion (diced)
- 1 x large garlic clove (squashed with the flat of a knife, left to stand, then chopped up)
- 2 large eggs (hard boiled)
- olive oil
- 2-3 tbls low fat Miracle Whip (I hear the purists gasp. Hey, use mayo if you must. I warned you I tend to sin in the kitchen)
- pinch of paprika
- fresh rosemary from the garden
- salt and pepper
Boil the baby potatoes in a pot full of water. If they are on the larger side, then cut them in half, but leave the skins on. Just wash them well beforehand. Fry the onion and garlic together in a separate pan in about 3 or 4 tablespoons of olive oil (I know it seems like a lot but it gets added to the potatoes, so it’s a dressing and a cooking medium in one) until the onions are browned. Set this delicious smelling concoction aside, off the heat.
Peel the boiled eggs and slice them up (to whatever size you prefer). Put them in a decent sized salad bowl (preferably glass or ceramic). Add the cooked potatoes, stir in the onion mix, add in the Miracle Whip/mayo, and season with paprika, rosemary, and salt and pepper. Delish.
Ideas for Recipe Adaptations
- use mayo instead of Miracle Whip
- use large potatoes and cut them up into small pieces, instead of baby potatoes
- use dried herbs if you don’t have fresh ones
- use raw onion and garlic instead of cooked
- use cayenne pepper or chilli powder/chilli flakes instead of paprika
- let all the ingredients cool before serving