Cooking with Mario Presents: Homemade Potato Salad

With many of us staying home as the pandemic unfolds, amateur cooks everywhere are trying their best in the kitchen — and Catering by Mario’s has been here to help. Whether you are looking for drive-by events in Philadelphia or some useful cooking tips, Chef Mario has the knowledge to help you with your culinary journey.

Believed to have originated in Germany, potato salad has become stable in homes across America. The popularity of potato salad has only grown since its first appearance as a side dish in the 19th century following the immigration of German and European settlers. Now you can make homemade style potato salad at home. Let’s listen in as Chef Mario prepares his signature potato salad:

Chef Mario starts with boiling unskinned Red Bliss potatoes for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the quantity and size of the potatoes being used. After cooking, it is important to let them cool down to just above room temperature before cutting. You will also need two hard-boiled eggs, chopped celery, grated carrots, onions, yellow mustard, sweet relish, and mayonnaise to complete the recipe. By following Chef Mario’s instructions, you, too, can make delicious potato salad at home!

Once you gain familiarity with the recipe, you can add your ingredients to add the perfect touch. Recently, many potato salad recipes have incorporated foods like bacon, cucumbers, and pickles — each one adding its unique taste to a potato salad recipe. If you’re not a mayonnaise fan, feel free to substitute yogurt or sour cream instead!

Whatever you add to your potato salad, make sure you start with Chef Mario’s recipe. It will provide the foundation for a homemade style potato salad that is sure to impress your friends and family. Why settle for bland store-bought brands of potato salad that leave much to be desired? With a few easy steps, you can create a delectable side dish that is sure to get devoured!

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