Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beans and Potatoes Salad

It seems that it is very popular here to combine green beans with potatoes, especially if the potatoes are new.
I think this is supposed to be some sort of a potato salad.....although I saw "regular" potato salad on 2 occasions (at the store and at a gathering) that looked so much different.......with mustard and mayonnaise added.
Did not try it, nor will I ever do. Sorry.
Anyway, my dish used new yukon gold potatoes and very fresh green beans - and of course lots of love !
You can't have good food without love put into the making.

Here are the ingredients:

2 medium new yukon gold potatoes per person (by all means use any kind of potato you have)
1 hard boiled egg per person (from the moment the water starts to boil, the egg will need to be boiled for 5 minutes to achieve the hard boiled stage)
1 cup of fresh green beans, washed trimmed and cut to the size of your choice (boil the beans for 3 to 5 minutes then drain and use)
seasonings of your choice (I used hamburger seasoning, 1 teaspoon, but you can use a dash of pepper and a dash of salt)
2 TBSP oil 2 TBSP lemon juice

Wash the potatoes and cube them, then boil them for approx. 20 to 30 minutes, checking on them and tasting after 15 minutes. Do not overboil.
When cooked through, drain and place in a salad bowl and add the cooked beans, chopped egg and the oil, lemon juice and seasonings.
Toss and serve !
This dish is best when still warm.
No mayonnaise needed !

I recommend the use of gourmet hamburger seasoning at least one time. It's amazing !

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