Farm Fresh Challenge: Hot Potato Salad Entree


Taking a little mid-month break from the July Creative Challenge to revisit the weekly Farm Fresh Challenge.  This week’s box from Calvert’s Gift Farm was, once again chuck full of amazing produce.

Our box came bursting with: Spring mix, Garlic, squash, tomatoes, basil, sweet onions, and red potatoes. (There were "pardon peppers" too, but I swapped those out for more potatoes. --Another great thing about our CSA is the flexibility.)

Our box came bursting with: Spring mix, Garlic, squash, tomatoes, basil, sweet onions, and red potatoes. (There were “pardon peppers” too, but I swapped those out for more potatoes. –Another great thing about our CSA is their flexibility.) It is our week for eggs, so I’m showing those too.  The Spring Onions and Bok Choi were from the EXTRAs bin.

I couldn’t wait to get cooking for this edition of…

[Not associated with the real Chopped, the Food Network or Tim Allen.]

[Not associated with the real Chopped, the Food Network or Ted Allen.]

I decided to make a Hot Potato Salad with cheese and hard-cooked eggs.

FROM THE BOX:

  • 3 medium red potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 a soft neck garlic.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 cups of mixed salad greens
A line up of the usual suspects... Red Potatoes, Onion, Egg, and Garlic... wait to be transformed

A line up of the usual suspects… Red Potatoes, Onion, Egg, and Garlic… wait to be transformed

FROM THE FRIDGE:

  • 6 small mozzarella balls (1-inch)
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil mayonnaise
  • 1  1/2 cups left over Steak (or other protein )
  • 4 cups of water
Mr. Tomato and the Mozzarella Ball gang

Mr. Tomato and the Mozzarella Ball gang

DIRECTIONS:

Hard cook the egg

Dice the potatoes, onion, garlic.

Boil the water in a two-quart pan. When the water comes to a rolling boil add the potatoes, onion and garlic. Let boil for seven to ten minute, or until potatoes are soft.

Peel the hard-cooked egg and cut lengthwise into quarters.
Reheat the meat in the microwave,taking care not to over cook it.
Dice up the tomato
Clean the salad greens, pat dry with a paper towel and break. Rip into bite sized  pieces with your hands.

The mixed Greens are cleaned and prepped.

The Mixed Greens are cleaned, prepped and ready for plating.

When the potatoes are soft remove the pot from the heat and drain the potatoes. Transfer the potatoes, onion and garlic into a large bowl. Add mayonnaise and toss.

Add  mozzarella balls, tomato and egg and gently fold in.

Plate over salad greens with the meat on the side.

The plated dish is ready to eat.

The plated dish is ready to eat.

I thought this was just right with a shake of salt and pepper, but my husband wanted a bit more kick and added a little Italian salad dressing.

Either way both our plates were cleaned by the end of the meal.

No left overs.

No left overs.

The only one who didn’t like the meal was the dog as there were no left over bits for her bowl. 😦

No begging at the table. There's nothing left.

Not even this cutie-pie face could earn her a scrap. There’s nothing left. Poor puppy had to be happy with an ice cube and her real dog food. Sorry, baby.

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Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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