Saturday, May 22, 2010

A cool, hot salad!

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Summer fun includes good food.  I'm a huge fan of Indian cuisine.  I could eat it day and night.  So I like experimenting and finding ways of incorporating curry into many of my favorite recipes.  Today I'm offering you a cool potato salad with a little spicy heat.  Some like it hot (like me), but some aren't that fond of spicy food.  The great thing is, you can have the best of both worlds.  You can change the proportions of curry and red pepper flakes (to more or less) and still enjoy a great "cool" salad. (I like a LOT of crunchies in my salad, so I add more onions and celery, too.)

2 pounds
Curried potato salad potatoes
2 ribs celery, diced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon curry
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (or fresh parsley)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or a crushed red chili)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
2 green onions, chopped

Peel potatoes; cook in boiling salted water for 20 minutes or until tender.  Drain and cool.  Dice potatoes. 

In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, curry, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, mix until smooth.  Stir in potatoes, eggs, celery and onions.  Cover and chill up to 24 hours.

Serves 6

Now, what kind of mysterious names can you come up with for this cool, hot salad?


Andrea C. said...

Cutthroat curried potatoes
Cut Up by Curry

Anonymous said...

No name for me but food and mysteries both rate high with me.

Ellery Adams said...

Good ones, Andrea!

Terrifying Tubers

Perilous Potato Salad

Dru said...

Savory Spuds On The Chopping Block

Anonymous said...

Packing Heat Potato Salad

Leann Sweeney said...

You guys are so creative. You could be hired as "title creators!" :-)

Mare F said...

Dead and Curried. Yikes. LOL. I had already planned on potato salad for dinner, now I'll have to spiff it up a bit. I'm a won't be hot.

Lover of Books said...

Creamed to Death Potato Salad


Aimstark said...

Criminally Cool Spud Salad


Criminal Curried Potato Salad


Purloined Potato Salad

signlady217 said...

Too Hot to Trot Potato Salad.

Fire-eater's Flaming Potato Salad.

Combustible Comestibles Potato Salad.

Heather Webber said...

Yum, yum!

Love these titles. Some could definitely be book titles.

Wendy Lyn Watson said...

Madras Mayhem

trek said...

Curry Up and Die Potato Salad

susan said...

criminally insane curried potato salad

Michele said...

Tato salad to die for

Helen Kiker said...

Death by Hot Tater Salad

Marlyn said...

I'm shocked that no one has yet come up with Spicy Spud Salad.

tonya kappes said...

Chiller spuds

Anonymous said...

I vote for Mares Dead And Curried. I love it!

Lorna Barrett said...

These are terrific titles. (Too hot to trot potato salad? Spuds on the chopping block? Curry up and die???) Ruthless, but terrific.

elysabeth said...

Hot and spicy cool potato salad

Burn in Hell (sorry that was the first thing that came to my mind) cold potato salad

Everyone is very creative - good luck to all who are having fun here - E :)

Elysabeth Eldering
Author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery, trivia series

Where will the adventure take you next?

Vickie said...

Curried to Death Potato Salad

**Curry Up and Die** is my favorite of this batch!

mary said...

'burning bowl'

The Hot Heads Groupie said...

See You Later Taters!