July 3, 2012
THE FRENCH make potato salad with olive oil and wine, the Germans like it warm with bacon, Sicilians reportedly add fava beans. Americans have their own tradition. They eat potato salad with sugar in it.
Horrors! Sugar is evil. Okay, be that way. Nevertheless, that is our heritage, and until the federal government bans potato salad (or rather imposes a fine on those who eat it), it’s a good thing to participate in this exalted tradition once in a while.
Here is an excellent recipe for an American-style potato salad. The dressing, which is also good on macaroni salad, is adapted from Roy Finamore’s book One Potato, Two Potato and originally came from a vendor at the Union Square Market in New York City. Read More »