I am ALWAYS asked what is in this family favourite Potato Salad - it's a very common but secret ingredient which just makes it so tasty. I am about to reveal the secret now....it's liquid Maggi Seasoning. I also like to add diced cornichons, small dill pickles or gherkins as we call them in England, and diced ham as well. This recipe is also low-fat making it a guilt free accompaniment for all your Barbeques & Family gatherings. I have added some optional additions at the end - which makes it a very adaptable potato salad recipe
900g potatoes, peeled (I used Sainsburys So Oragnic British Potatoes)
2 -3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
2 -3 tablespoons low-fat creme fraiche
50g finely diced cornichons
6 finely chopped spring onions
1 -2 tablespoons liquid Maggi seasoning
2 hard-boiled eggs, diced (I used Sainsburys Free-Range eggs)
freshly ground black pepper
1 red onion, peeled & finely diced
Instead of the spring onions, use diced red onions. I have also added diced left over chicken & chopped apple to this mixture. I have given the option of using more or less mayonnaise mixture for personal taste; some people like it very creamy & others like it not so creamy. Maggi seasoning is quite salty, so use 1 tablespoon to start with, adding more if needed - teaspoon by teaspoon.
Peel the potatoes if needed & cut into small dice. Boil until just tender - not TOO soft! Drain the potatoes in a colander and set on one side too cool. Meanwhile, mix together the low fat mayonnaise, low fat creme fraiche and the Maggi seasoning. Add the black pepper to taste.
Add the mayonnaise mixture to the potatoes and mix well but try not to break the potatoes up. Add the cornichons, boiled eggs and spring onions to the potato salad - mix through gently.
Taste and add more Maggi seasoning or black pepper if required.
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