Martha's Dilly Potato Salad
This potato salad is very savory and loaded with dill flavor from the pickles. YUM!
(Be sure to check out my low carb variation at the end--if you're doing a low carb diet, this is guaranteed to satisfy your craving for potato salad!)
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- large baking potatoes
- hard boiled eggs
- medium onion (preferably vadalia)
- 16 oz
- jar hamburger dill pickles (martha's recipe specifies heinz - see note below)
- eggs, beaten
- 1/2 c
- 3/4 c
- dill pickle juice (from above)
- 2 Tbsp
- 3 Tbsp
- yellow mustard
- 1/4 - 1/3 c
- cooked egg yolks (from above)
- To taste
- salt and pepper
DRESSING PART 1
DRESSING PART 2
Go Low Carb! Try subbing a large head (or 2 small heads) of steamed cauliflower for the potatoes, and 3 - 6 Splenda packets for the sugar (don't use aspartame/NutraSweet as it will not withstand boiling).
If you are sensitive to potatoes or limiting carbohydrates, or just trying to cut calories in general (in which case you may want to sub in some low calorie mayo), this is a great way to experience potato salad flavor since most of the ingredients are low carb and the taste comes primarily from the dressing.
While doing the Atkins Diet I once took this version to my sweetie's family get-together (from whence this potato salad recipe originates). I never told them a thing (as suggested by my sweetie, himself--normally I play all my cards face up). If anyone noticed, they didn't say a word to me, and in fact, it garnered the usual compliments. Since the stuff disappeared as it always had, I figured it was a success.
In the past couple of years it has become increasingly difficult to find Heinz pickles on the grocery shelf. According to the articles I've read Heinz is being tight-lipped about why as no answers have been forthcoming from them. If you're desperate for Heinz pickles, you CAN order them online, but only in case lots of larger jars. The good news is that pickles keep nearly forever on the shelf and half that long opened in the fridge, so one needn't worry about them going bad while you're using them up (just make sure in the fridge that all the pickles are below the surface of the liquid if you go long periods between eating them as I do)!