Saturday, April 4, 2009
Amish Macaroni Salad
Whenever I see the word Amish in a recipe title, I am pretty confident that I'm going to love it. This Amish macaroni salad is no exception. This is the only macaroni salad that I'll eat.
The first time I ate it, it was a huge surprise as I had never eaten a sweetened salad like this before. There was culture shock going on in my mouth. Around here, it's pretty standard fare to have just macaroni, mayo, maybe a boiled egg or two, and maybe tuna fish (which I positively loathe in pasta salad, by the way) and likely an onion or green pepper. Can you say flavorless? Colorless? I can go my whole life without it and never feel I'm missing a thing.
But what's a potluck or a barbeque without at least one pasta salad. Along comes Amish macaroni salad to fill the bill. So, I took a chance. It was almost love at first bite. Yellow from the mustard, smooth, creamy, sweet, tart. Flavorful. BUT, I felt the recipe was too sweet (can you believe that with my sweet tooth?) and have hence reduced the sugar in the dressing to 1/2 cup, and only use real mayonnaise, not Miracle Whip. Now' we're talking macaroni love.