Yep, you read that right. This isn’t just a potato salad that tastes sweet. Or a potato salad that makes you say “Dude, this is a SWEET potato salad.” No, this is a potato salad made with sweet potatoes.
I’m calling it a sweet potato potato salad, because that’s how it makes sense in my brain. If you’re worried that people will think you’re stuttering, feel free to eliminate the extra “potato” .
I wanted to make potato salad the other day, and when I went to get my sack o’ potatoes, I found that I only had four potatoes. That wasn’t going to be enough. I grabbed four more sweet potatoes and wondered if I could make a potato salad with both kinds. If I chickened out, they could always be mashed, right?
I told myself “Okay self, no chickening out on this one. Figure it out.” So I googled. And I found one. And I adapted it. AND IT WAS AMAZING.
Sweet Potato Potato Salad
4 regular potatoes, diced and unpeeled
4 sweet potatoes, diced and unpeeled
3 T butter
1/2 sweet onion, diced
2 green onions
3 big spoonfuls of mayo
2 splashes of orange juice
4 dashes cumin
4 dashes paprika
salt and pepper
Cook potatoes (I used a steamer). Drain and add butter, stir, and let cool. Add mayo, orange juice, spices, and stir. Add onions and green onions. Salt and pepper to taste.
They were sweet, and creamy, but also savory! Trick your kids into eating it by telling them they’re cheesy. ;)
I’m a decent cook, but I don’t really have a signature dish. You know, the one that when you RSVP for a party, they say “ohhh, can you bring your amazing ____!!!” I always bring fruit or dessert or something they need. But I’m going to start bringing this to parties! :)