Posted July 4, 2007 by Nick Lindauer in Recipes

Recipe: Firecracker Potato Salad

If you’re like me and can’t get to a BBQ on this 4th of July, you may find yourself being one of the folks that ends up bringing a side dish to the party. Well this recipe from Chef from Hell may be just the thing to kick up that festive 4th of July – chilehead style. Everyone have a safe & happy 4th of July! the Ex & I are headed down to Coney Island (again) this year to watch Kobayashi in action.

5 lb Red Potatoes
1 large Red Bell Pepper; stem removed, cored & diced
1 large Green Bell Pepper; stem removed, cored & diced
2 stalks Celery, leaves removed & diced fine
2 Red Onions, diced fine
2 TBS diced Scallions
3 dried Habanero Pepper pods, stems removed & crushed up

Note: As a precaution, always wear protective gloves when handling hot chile peppers!

5 hard boiled Eggs, diced
1/2 cup Sweet Pickle Relish
2 TBS Worcestershire Sauce
2 1/2 cups Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup dark Brown Mustard
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Butcher Cracked Black Pepper
1 tsp dark Chile Powder
1 tsp Cayenne Red Pepper

Cooking Procedure:
– Peel the potatoes & place them in a large pot
– Cover the potatoes with cold water
– Add 1 tsp Salt to the water & bring this to a boil
– Cook until potatoes are fork tender (not mushy)
– Drain potatoes through a colander
– Rinse the potatoes with cold water
– Let them drain once more for 10 minutes
– Cut the cooked potatoes into small cubes & place them in a large mixing bowl
– Add the red & green bell peppers, celery, onions, scallions, crushed habanero pepper pods, hard boiled eggs and the sweet pickle relish
– Mix well
– In another mixing bowl combine the remaining ingredients
– Mix well & pour this over the potato mixture
– Toss this until it is completely blended
– Cover potato salad tightly with plastic wrap
– Place it in the fridge for 2 hours to chill
– Before serving, toss the potato salad once more

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!

Nick Lindauer

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