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Pickle and Potato Salad

I’ve discovered I’m picky when it comes to potato salad. I don’t like celery, I don’t like hard-boiled eggs, or caraway seeds, or big hunks of onion, or mushy potatoes — ok, ok I’m a potato salad priss!

I needed to use up some thin-skinned potatoes in my pantry so I turned to Pinterest and couldn’t find just what I was looking for. I did find something close. This recipe from Mrs. Happy Homemaker calls for pickle brine instead of vinegar or lemon juice. That piqued my interest.

So I came up with my own version and it was everything I’ve always wanted in a potato salad. It’s creamy, tangy, salty and has a good bite.

Pickle and potato salad - a perfect potato salad recipe from Alaska Knit Nat

Pickle and Potato Salad – the perfect potato salad without celery or eggs

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds small, thin skinned potatoes
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • generous 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup pickle brine
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

Place unpeeled potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil. Boil for about 12 minutes until potatoes are fork tender but not mushy.

Drain potatoes and run cold water over them to cool.

Combine the pickles, mayo, brine, mustard, and green onions in a large bowl. Mix until thoroughly incorporated. Add salt and pepper to taste.

When potatoes are cool enough to touch, slice them half lengthwise and then slice into 1/4-inch wide pieces.

Add potatoes to the sauce and mix until potatoes are completely coated. Serve warm or chilled.

Pickle and potato salad - a perfect potato salad recipe from Alaska Knit Nat

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Simple Dill Pickles | A Free Recipe

I grew up in a savory snack household. Give me salami, olives and pickles over any kind of sweet treat. Ever since Costco started carrying those petit cucumbers my dad has set out to master the homemade pickle. He tried garlic and lemon and various herbs, but today when he arrived at our house for a barbecue he proudly presented his tastiest variety – the simple dill pickle.

Homemade dill pickles | a simple recipe from Alaskaknitnat.com

Here’s his recipe.

Simple dill pickles

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