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Thursday, August 25, 2011

French Country Potato Salad - Best Potato Salad Ever



Are you trying to squeeze every last drop of summer
out like we are?

How many picnics and BBQs and pool parties
can we fit in before the weather turns on us?

This French Country Potato Salad is
my all-time favorite potato salad.

It goes so well with my tablescape and
post yesterday - French Country Dining.




Sometimes I refer to this as the "Everything but the
kitchen sink" potato salad as you will see when you
see the list of ingredients.

It is a variation from an old church cookbook
that my aunt in Wisconsin gave me 25 years
ago.  Don't you just love church cookbooks
with everyone's family favorite recipes in them?


Of course potatoes are the base...



But then we add cabbage - yes cabbage, carrots, pickles
green pepper, pimiento, onions, mayo,
and yummy dijon mustard.


It has such a healthy and refreshing crunch to it.



French Country Potato Salad Recipe

4 C. cooked diced potatoes (skins on)
1 1/2 C. roughly shredded cabbage
1/2 C. shredded carrots
1/2 C. chopped dill pickle
1/4 C. chopped onion
1/4 C. chopped green pepper
1 T. white vinegar
1 T. dijon mustard
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
3/4 - 1 C. mayonaise

Mix everything together while potatoes
are still warm.  Stir and cover and
refrigerate until cool.



This recipe makes about 8 nice sized
servings.  I am taking it to a lady's luncheon.



So fun presented in half pint canning jars.


Keep enjoying summer as long as you can.
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32 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

Your photos are getting better and better..
No..wait..You have achieved perfection:)
Thank you!

Entertaining Women said...

Thanks! The canning jars are darling. Cherry Kay

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the photos of the little jars. The potato salad looks yummy too. Can't believe summer is almost gone. Joni

Red Couch Recipes said...

Forgot to write that I love it that the potato salad doesn't have egg in it. Joni

La Table De Nana said...

I knew it:)

You must..
well not must..that sounds arrogant and pushy:) but should:) share your new tips and tricks..

BTW..I coveted that big white lens on your houseboat trip:)

Kim McCallie said...

This looks delicious - a combination of potato salad and cole slaw. Thanks for stopping by A Well-Seasoned Life. I'm following you now, too. Your blog is beautiful and I can't wait to read more.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Boy I love cabbage, this sounds great! Love the little jars:@)

Barbara F. said...

I am with you about keeping summer as long as we can! I love the presentation of this potato salad for a ladies' luncheon, lucky ladies who will be joining you. xo,

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Cute serving idea! I've never heard of combining slaw and potato salad! Sounds good, maybe I'll try it! I love potato salad, and I love slaw!

Katherine

Gypsy Heart said...

Such an interesting recipe and looks so good! I just love having individual servings don't you? I will definitely try this.

Well, I am counting the days on the calendar and praying for cooler temps ~ this brutal heat has been horrendous. I am never sad to see summer end, however, this year even more so. I hope that you can enjoy the weather you're having! :-)

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Such an interesting recipe and looks so good! I just love having individual servings don't you? I will definitely try this.

Well, I am counting the days on the calendar and praying for cooler temps ~ this brutal heat has been horrendous. I am never sad to see summer end, however, this year even more so. I hope that you can enjoy the weather you're having! :-)

xo
Pat

Designs By Pinky said...

This sounds fabulous! I love potato salad!!!! I have copied and will print this one, THANKS! XO, Pinky

ButterYum said...

What an interesting potato salad... I can't quite imagine how it tastes. I love your presentation in the small canning jars.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Yes, I am trying to hang onto every day and the weather has been almost perfect here this past week.

It's so interesting you mentioned church cookbooks. I was just looking through some church cookbooks that I took from my MIL's home when she couldn't live alone anymore - some of which contain recipes from my husband's grandmother. More about that soon :)

This potato salad recipe sounds delicious. I love your presentation and photos, Jacqueline!

xinex said...

The potato salad looks yummy, Jacqueline, and I love your presentation...Christine

Pondside said...

I love your presentation.
Potato Salad is one of my favorites!

Sweet Meanderings said...

Thanks for leaving a comment! No, we haven't meant Jack and Doreen yet but we still haven't met a lot of people in the park yet. A lot of people are gone for the summer right now too. I'm still exploring your blog and there are so many recipes I want to try! Where do I begin?!
Candy

It's me said...

Yammie...delicious!!!!...enjoy weekend darling...love from me....xxx...

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Daring and different> I can't wait to try this one.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You know this does really sound quite good! :)

Eileen said...

How wonderful! This sounds and looks delicious. And I love the presentation.

Pam said...

What a delicious sounding potato salad and gorgeous photos as usual too!

yvette said...

Beautifully presented, I'll go back abd have a look at your previous post. A delicious fresh potato salad sings Summer living! A great idea!

A Hint of Home said...

I've never put slaw in potato salad but it looks delicious.
Loved looking around your blog. Thanks for popping in to see me!

Tanya said...

What a wonderful take on an old favourite!

Sue said...

Sounds like a winning recipe! Serving it up in the jars is so cute! :) Happy weekend to you:)

Amish Stories said...

Good morning from Lebanon counties Amish community. Richard from Amish Stories.

Joycee said...

This sounds delicious! I am so tired of the same old, same old... can't wait to try this, and I'm sharing on Facebook~

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Will definitely try this....probably share it for a Sunday Supper on the blog.

Tanya said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I made some as a side for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I crumbled bacon and green onions on top.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a oh-la-la potato salad! Love all the healthy ingredients. I am going to use your fabulous serving idea! Those little jars are marvelous!
Thanks for bringing a french flair to ON THE MENU MONDAY!
Yvonne

A Gracious Home said...

Sounds great and looks beautiful. I will have to try it. I'm a new follower. Doylene

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