Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary
I have another potato salad for you this month! I grew up with creamy, mayonnaise-based potato salads, and I still enjoy the traditional Midwest version.
Every once in a while, it’s nice to put away the mayonnaise and lean into tangy vinegar and mustard. My husband and children are wide-eyed with surprise that I’d write that sentence. My love affair with mayo is well documented within the Carter household.
This is my version of a German potato salad. It is a delicious, warm, potato salad that pairs perfectly alongside grilled bratwursts or barbecue chicken. Or, if you’re like me, enjoy a bowlful of this salad while in your favorite rocking chair soaking up some sunshine, and call it dinner!
The recipe below takes about 35 minutes to whip up. It will serve approximately eight people but can easily be doubled to feed a larger crew.