Tonight is leftovers. I thought I’d do an uptake on Potato Salad.

The leftovers on hand from last night’s boiled dinner are: cold potatoes, cold spinach, and cold nopales (a tender, tasty green cactus).

And this afternoon I picked up a lovely terrine of tongue from my favorite place in the Mercado that specializes in offal of that kind. So the plan is to make a Potato Salad as follows:

  • 2-3 diced potatoes
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/4 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/8 cup chopped nopales
  • 2-3 oz of chopped tongue
  • 1/2 diced small white onion
  • 1 chopped hard boiled egg
  • 1 finely diced large serrano pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • pinch or two of sea salt

Simple stuff, using what’s on hand. 5-10 minutes. Tasty.

PS – What is about mustard that makes it so good on so many things? I am thinking the best street hotdog in the world has just sauerkraut on it with mustard as the only condiment. Tangy, sour, unctuousness…

PPS – Can you imagine a hotdog made out of nothing but tongue? A denser, chewier model with the same flavor characteristics as the traditional dog? Wow. (Maybe there is a franchise opportunity there).

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