Don't put away the crockpot yet! I was thinking that as we usher in spring we can forget about hearty stews and the crockpot; however, the crockpot does have some summer value as well. That is, make potato salad without heating the kitchen.
As I have mentioned, our slow spring really is arriving in the upper midwest. And with our great appreciation for warmth and sunshine comes our craving for summer-ish foods. Like grilled salmon. And potato salad. I figured it would be a good time to put the crockpot to spring use by trying out this recipe.
Potato salad...it just kind of says summer doesn't it? I recognize that potato salad can be a bit of a personal statement. My friend, Jean, shared her mom's potato salad with us...and let me assure you that it's top notch. Likely there is not a recipe since her mom is a farm woman...but it's got some vinegary flavors that are unique. I crave it at times and Eleanor has begged Jean to bring just a tiny bit back after Jean visits her mom in rural Wisconsin.
Paul had two roommates when I met him. And they were two opposites for sure. In fact, one of them said that they only agreed on three things.
1. The Graduate was a good movie.
2. Ingrown toenails hurt.
3. Potato salad should be creamy.
Here's my response.....Agree on #1. Don't know on #2. Disagree on #3. I think there's room for all types of potato salad in the potato salad repertoire. While I was making this I was hoping for a bit of the vinegary goodness, because that just may be my poato salad rule.