‘Darling child, please.’ Here are 5 foods you should never put in potato salad
Why would anyone ruin a perfectly good potato salad – or barbecue – with this stuff?
“Who brings the salad?
When someone in my family asked this question, it meant one thing: “Who brought the potato salad?” No macaroni salad. No pasta salad. No green salad. (I didn’t even know green salad was a thing until I was about 20.)
Potato salad is a staple at any barbecue, and with summer in full swing, you can expect to see this dish in abundance. Why? Because according to a survey, potato salad is the second most popular baking dish, behind baked beans.
A good potato salad has few ingredients, like mayonnaise, eggs, a little mustard, celery, salt and pepper to taste, and maybe a secret ingredient or two that aunt has as well used (and refused to tell anyone, including his children, who could only see the recipe after his death). And if you’re in charge of the salad, you better bring your A-game. Not, “better bring” or “hope to bring”; better bring, which as we all know is as bad as it gets.