During the spring and summertime we are preparing more salads. Ham potato salad is one of them. This is a potato salad with dijon mustard and good quality of ham. Not a regular ham from the grocery store. This is a ham coming from a butcher! We prefer Breydelham. This is a special type of good flavor ham from Belgium. We use the same ham for party croquettes with ham, cheese and endives. When you make this recipe, check out which ham is best in your area.
Another important factor for this salad is using potatoes with starch! The cooking method for these potatoes is something which need attention! Cooking with salt and less water is a must! We dry cook our potatoes and cool them off overnight!
For Ham potato salad it is important to know which type of potatoes are best for a potato salad. Over the years I have seen people cooking potatoes and not knowing which type of potatoes they are using. And mistake number two is using hot potatoes! With that your potatoe salad becomes sticky and looks more like mashed potatoes. When your potatoes are still warm, don’t use mayonnaise or any other dressing! A good potato salad must have a bite and not taste like puree!
What most chefs do is boil potatoes one day in advance and cool off overnight! When you use less water and use cold potatoes. Your salad is easy to make and taste way better than when this is sticky! When potatoes are cold, it is easy to dice them and easy to mix with other ingredients. Also when you like to make a nice platter, You can dress this salad up and decorate.
Decorate ham potato salad
When this salad is ready, it is time to decorate. We serve Ham potato salad with slices of avocado and lime. This gives Ham potato salad a fresh bite. You can decorate this salad with so many other ingredients. Fruit or meat are most common! Create this salad without meat will taste great as well. You can find our recipe below! When you have questions or want to comment on this recipe, please use the comment box below.