Dill Potato Salad
So I came across this potato salad recipe awhile ago and other course I modified it to suit my pallet. It has now become my staple cookout dish and thankfully people love it. Here is the recipe! And remember, it is about having fun and tasting as you go. Put more or less or whatever ingredient to make it your own. Substitutions welcome. Please let me know if try it and if you make changes!
2 pounds new red potatoes
2 tablespoons Braggs apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons (or more to taste) fresh dill – I get my dill from whole foods or earth fare in those little baggies I do not actually get fresh dill and chop it.
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup or minced fresh garlic
1/4 of finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard – I use Annies
1 to 2 cups of sour cream – I use Daisy
1 cup mayonnaise, as needed – I use Hellmanns
**Bonus** Sometimes I sprinkle bacon on top. I use Boars head bacon but any gf bacon will work. I have never tried turkey bacon.
Leaving the skin on, chop the potatoes into cubes and boil them in a large pot of lightly salted water until they can be pierced with a thin paring knife. Drain the potatoes and let cool to room temperature. I leave the skin on but you can peel the potatoes if you like. Add the vinegar, salt and pepper and refrigerate at least two hours. You can refrigerate overnight as well. I always do this step a day before I need the potato salad. If you cannot do that, you will need to refrigerate the potatoes for at least two hours. before adding the rest of the ingredients. And if you can’t do that then just let them cool. Refrigerating them gives the best results.
Next, I fold in the sour cream, mayo and mustard and taste it to make sure it is the balance I want. Then I mix in the shallots, garlic and dill. I sprinkled some dill on top it is ready to eat!
Third, toss the potatoes with the celery, dill, green onions and mustard. Fold in the sour cream and then add in enough of the mayonnaise to bind the salad together.
The original recipe did not call for shallots or garlic. It included a 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery and a 1/2 cup sliced green onions and only one cup of sour cream. I can’t find the original link so if this is your original recipe, let me know!