One of my favorite summer salads is Crab Potato salad. I like any excuse to eat crab, and combining it with these amazing fresh summer ingredients makes the best summer side dish. Don’t feel committed to any of the portions in this salad, feel free to add more of anything or less. You could add onions, cabbage, mash the potatoes, or do many other tweaks to make this recipe your own. This is my version:
Crabby Potato Salad:
- 2 lbs Red Potatoes
- 1/2 cup cooked Corn-on-the-Cob
- 1/2 cup diced Celery
- 1 cup Mayonnaise ( I always make my own. see: The Truth about Mayonnaise)
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 cup crabmeat (Canned works fine, I usually buy some fin and some lump just to mix up the textures)
First boil, cool, then cube the potatoes.
Next, dice the celery and cut the corn off the cob. Make sure to cook the corn first and let it cool completely.
Add together the potatoes, corn, celery, crab, and lemon juice and toss around.
Mix the Old Bay seasoning into the mayo, then add to the potatoes. This way you avoid clumps of seasoning getting stuck to the veggies!
Combine all the ingredients and keep chilled until service. Since I use homemade mayo, I try to always keep this inside if possible; if not, keep a lid on it lightly and put it in a bowl of ice to keep chilled.
This makes a delicious side dish for any summer picnic – Enjoy!