Dill (Pickle) Potato Salad

Introduction: Dill (Pickle) Potato Salad

I am Weird. There, I said it. I feel better now.

I got in in my head late one winter to bury a rotting, eye-full potato in a big pot in our kitchen. In the fall, I had nothing... Here is what happened. Follow my steps and you'll have your very own bowl of Dill (Pickle) Potato Salad. Of course, you could cut out the long months of plant growth and buy the potatoes at the local grocery store to make it in about an hour, but I thought I'd give my process for anyone who wanted to follow it. BTW, I put it in poem form. I'm Weird that way. ;-)

Supplies

4-5 potatoes,

boiled whole until tender then diced

3-4 boiled eggs, diced

2-3 dill pickles, diced

1 small onion, diced (optional)

Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

Mustard

Salt

¼ cup dill pickle juice

Step 1: The Road to Fresh Potatoes

While making potato salad

At home one bright spring night

I came upon a growing spud

And got an idea light

I’ll cut this eyed potato

Into a piece or three

And plant them in a great big pot

What happens then we’ll see

So deep into the soil I

Buried all the eyes

And watered them for several days

Until to my surprise

The eyes began a-growing

In every little spot

Where I had buried little eyes

They grew and quite a lot.

I watered them so carefully

No more than once a week

I cared for them until they died

Not once but twice, I think.

But when I killed a third plant

I brought the pot inside

And set it by the window

Where it would slowly die

Then suddenly to my surprise

Up grew plant number five

This one grew and grew and bloomed

And actually seemed to thrive

Step 2: Digging Them Up

On through the harshest winter

That we had had in years

The plant that died so many times

Lived on, so it appears

Up and up and up it grew

Until the freezing spring

I pulled up the winding plant

And set aside the thing

What would I find beneath the plant?

I dug into the mud

And found myself rewarded with

A tiny little spud

I found and dug up several more

All smaller than the first

They all fit neatly in my hand

My green thumb is the worst

Step 3: Boiling Potatoes

All except the largest one

Went back into the soil

The large one went into a pot

Where it could cook and boil

Step 4: Making the Mix

I diced it up with other spuds

And eggs that I had boiled

Mixed with some pickle relish

And mayo in a bowl

Step 5: YUM!

The salad would be better

If I had bigger spuds

If this green thumb I didn’t have

Wasn’t such a dud.

Step 6: The Recipe...

Now that you've heard the story

Whip some up yourself

But homegrown's not required

Just grab some from your shelf

(or bin, or box, or grocery store)

Dill (Pickle) Potato Salad

4-5 potatoes, boiled whole until tender then diced

3-4 boiled eggs, diced

2-3 dill pickles, diced (or dill pickle relish. 1-2 tablespoons should suffice)

1 small onion, diced (optional)

Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

Mustard

Salt

¼ cup dill pickle juice

Mix everything together in a big bowl adding mayo and mustard till all potatoes are coated then salt to taste. Keep refrigerated until serving. You can also use sweet relish or pickles and 1 tsp of vinegar instead of the dill pickles and juice if that is your taste.

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    1 year ago

    Whoa! That is quite the journey :D