Saturday, December 05, 2009

Sundays with Marlena Spieler-Deli Potato Salad


Below are photos from last Sunday...a REAL Sunday with Marlena.
Dave and Raj took photos as we exited the dressing room...wearing our saree. Estelle looked regal as she entered the room!
from left..Marlena, Heidi, Shankari, Eileen, and me.

A day early and a dollar short..am posting on Saturday as I will be in San Francisco tomorrow!

Todays offering from Jewish Cooking is Deli Potato Salad with Egg and Olives. I omitted the mayo because it was just so delicious without it. I already look like the Pillsbury dough girl, so why use it if I don't need to? Speaking of potatoes, I love this.

Ingredients: Serves 4--6

1 1/2 to 2 lbs of waxy potatoes cut into quarters (I used yukon golds)
1/2 red or white onion finely chopped (I used white)
1 celery stick finely chopped
3 tbs fresh parsley (I used curly, from my garden) Yes. Curly. It's pretty. Chop finely.
8 large jalapeno stuffed green olives ( she used pimento stuffed...we like it hot) I did remove the jalapenos from half of them. Cut into rounds.
2 large hard boiled eggs, chopped medium

For the dressing:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tbs whole grain mustard ( I used brown deli mustard)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
paprika to garnish (I used hot hungarian paprika) I am a hottie.
You could use mayo to bind..but I didn't. I prefer Vegenaise...no eggs and so very good. I am not vegan, but I sure love that stuff!

Put all of those ingredients in a jar and shake. Don't do it too vigorously..we don't want anyone hurting their backs.

Scrub the potatoes and boil in salted water until they are just fork tender. Drain in colander and keep warm. Cut into smaller pieces while still warm. I like big chunks of potatoes. Put them into a salad bowl. Add the parsley, celery, eggs, olives, salt and pepper and then pour the dressing over the warm mixture. Toss together. I like it warm, but you can chill it.

You can always add more dressing if it needs it...or the mayo. I was thinking that even a small kosher dill pickle...finely chopped, would be good in there! Hell, styrofoam would be tasty in there!

Be sure to stop by my pals blogs to see what they made this Sunday!! Eileen and Shankari always have something good cooking in their kitchens! Happy Anniversary to Shankari and Raj!

I added some photos from Last Sunday..for real..with Marlena. We had a fabulous and memorable Indian potluck at Shankari's house. Shankari outfitted each of us in Sarree's and we had a wonderful time. Marlena's step- daughter Heidi and her Aunt Estelle accompanied her to the party. Great food, lots of laughs. I nearly plotzed!

3 comments:

lhahn said...

This looks like it was a riot. What fun you are having!

shankari said...

Thanks Mel for the wishes! Potato salad looks damn good!

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

It was a riot Lori. So much fun and great food...greater people! We missed you.

Shankari..glad you are home! The potato salad is tart..which I like.