This morning I went into the cellar to empty the dehumidifier (I empty it into my weedy garden). I planted a pumpkin when we first moved in, with hopes that I would have a homegrown one for Halloween. When I pulled up the vine to see if anything was there I noticed something else...POTATOES!! I was so excited...I felt like a little kid looking for Easter eggs. I must of found a couple of pounds of potatoes!
Do you know how to grow them, or keep them growing? Please tell me..this was a first for me:)
This is what my potato plants look like..who knew?
I had never picked a potato before...
I was hungry, so I made potato salad for lunch!
Potato & Leek Salad
4 medium sized potatoes ( I used all but 3 in the picture)-peeled and chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 leek/white part only- sliced
2 stalks celery-small diced
3 dill pickles-minced
2 heaping tbsp vegenaise
1 tbsp mustard
3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
splash of Tabasco
In a large pot boil potatoes until soft..but not mushy (about 5-8 minutes). Drain and run under cold water. Set aside.
In a saute pan heat/ add oil/ add leeks. Saute until soft.
In a large bowl combine potatoes, leeks, and the rest of the ingredients. Stir and season to taste.