Everybody loves a side dish especially when the side dish is potato salad and especially if that potato salad is made by none other than me. This potato salad was many years in the making to get it to its "blissful" state and I will tell you why. I hated potato salad growing up! It had to be the way people were making it. I refused to even try potato salad for many years based on the simple fact that I already decided that it sucked. Then one day in or around the time I was 20 years old or so someone asked me to make "the potato salad" and it was at this point that the epiphany occurred - "from this day forward it will no longer suck" I said to myself.
I would not use huge chunks of over boiled eggs and some sort of "miracle" mayonnaise - no not me. In fact I will tell you my little recipe for 5 pounds of potatoes right now so that you will no longer have to suffer through "that other" potato salad ever again. This recipe has been tweaked through the years to get it to the simplicity that it is today.
Christo's Blissful Red Bliss Potato Salad
5 pounds of Red bliss potatoes cut into bigger than bite size chunks
7 jumbo eggs boiled for 5 minutes - chopped fine
small handful of rosemary
1 tablespoon of dried mustard (Colman's)
1 cup of real mayonnaise
1 small red onion - diced
2 stalks of celery - diced
1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
Boil potatoes in salted water with rosemary until fork tender drain and cool quickly - once cool mix in everything else and cool some more - thats it - its done.
Find a roof top and enjoy.
We are taking applications for volunteers to clean up and build a nice deck on the roof but until then this is it - so if you want to complain about the graffiti and what not you can be one of those volunteers.
You can start immediately.
The perks are the unobstructed sunsets....
.....and Macy's fireworks in the distance
....and lounge chairs and bbq picnics.