No BBQ is complete without a massive bowl of potato salad right? Whenever I'm invited along to a friend's house for one I always get
Lots of tiny things come together to make the perfect dish - your potatoes need to be firm baby new potatoes, your mayo needs to be a fairly decent one (I use Helmans Light), you need plenty of freshly ground black pepper and a good pinch of sea salt flakes but most importantly: DON'T SKIMP ON THE CHIVES. You can add all kinds of other ingredients if you fancy like spring onions, or a touch of mustard but you really can't have too many chives. I throw in the flowers too as they are really pretty and taste fab.
- 1 kg baby new potatoes, washed but not peeled.
- 2-3 big heaped tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 or 3 big bunches of chives
- freshly ground black pepper and sea salt flakes
Put your potatoes in a big pot of salted water and bring to the boil, cook until tender but not soft then drain and leave to cool right down otherwise your mayo will just be absorbed. Chop your chives and add to the potatoes with the mayo, season and mix well. Potato salad always tastes better the following day after a night in the fridge too, not that I ever really have any left!