The Best Way To Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, Start of Summer

Red, White & Blue Potato Salad from MountainKing A Sure Hit

HOUSTON, TX – There’s something about a spot-on, Texas potato salad that says, “summer is here.”

Perhaps it’s the blending of the many wonderful flavors of a great-tasting potato salad that go perfectly with chicken, beef, pork and summertime sides such as baked beans and slaw.

Experts agree there are plenty of great-tasting potato salad versions, whether they are mustard, mayonnaise or oil-and-vinegar based with varying amounts of fresh celery, onions, parsley, carrots, green beans, olives and nuts.

Regardless of your preference, a beautiful, flavor-packed potato salad starts with choosing the right potato.

For this summer, the chefs at Texas-based MountainKing Potatoes say freshly harvested Texas Red Potatoes are the best way to go.

For starters, the firm and waxy texture of the Texas Red Potatoes holds up best when boiled.  Plus, their higher moisture content creates a more flavorful potato salad while their thinner skins make for a brighter, more attractive presentation.

Besides their great look and taste, MountainKing’s Texas Red Potatoes are packed with vitamins.  Just one medium red potato with skin provides about 35% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C and 16% of dietary fiber.

Here’s a great recipe from MountainKing, one of North America’s largest marketers of red potatoes, that is certain to be a hit on Memorial Day Weekend or anytime this summer.

MountainKing’s Red, White & Blue Potato Salad
Ingredients

2.5lb MountainKing® Texas Red Potatoes

½ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled

4 hard boiled eggs, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

Wash and cut potatoes into quarters.  Boil potatoes over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl. Set potatoes aside until completely cool or place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  In a separate small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and blue cheese together until combined.  When the potatoes are cooled, stir in mayonnaise mixture until evenly coated.  Gently stir in hard-boiled eggs and salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with parsley to garnish. Serve immediately and enjoy.

MountainKing’s Texas Red Potatoes, freshly harvested daily, are available in three and five-pound bags at local Texas retailers.

For other potato salad recipes from MountainKing, visit www.mtnking.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountainKing-Potatoes and on Twitter @MKPotatoes.

 

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Hayden Walker
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Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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