I LOVE potato salad. That being said, I can’t stand the store bought stuff! Give this recipe a try and you won’t like the store bought either. 😉 The most time consuming part of any potato salad recipe is the potato. After that it’s easy peasy!
For an added bonus, you can make this up to 3 days ahead! Sweet! This recipe makes roughly 15 servings. One batch lasts our family about two days – and I’ll eat it just for lunch! It’s that good.
It is so easy to personalize this recipe. I suggest making it as listed below and then add what you’d like after you’ve tasted. Love onion? Feel free to add more! Like a sweeter potato salad? Use sweet pickles instead of dill.
Make it so your family will love it! I like my potato salad just to be lightly kissed with mayo however if you like yours really moist, add more mayo!
What you’ll need to get started:
8 C. potato, diced small (about 8 potatoes)
6 hard boiled eggs
1 3/4 C. onion, diced (about 2 small onions)
1 C. celery, finely chopped
1/2 C. dill pickles, finely chopped
1/4 C. relish
1 1/2 C. mayo
3 TBS mustard
1/4 C. pickle juice (you’ll thank me later 🙂 )
1/4 C. milk or cream
1 tsp sugar
1/2 C diced red pepper
Peel and dice your potatoes. Since these are small pieces of potato it doesn’t take long for them to cook at all! I bring mine to a hard boil for about 3 mins and then turn off my burner. Cover and let sit for 5 mins. After that, they are done! Please check them often. You want them somewhat firm so they don’t fall apart when you start mixing everything together. Think al dente pasta 🙂
Here’s a quick trick! Use this trick when you make mashed potatoes as well. Once you’ve drained off all the water, turn your burner to med-high and place your pan with potatoes back on. Constantly stir so the potatoes don’t stick to the bottom. Do this for about 2 mins. You’re cooking out all the extra water out of the potatoes. Makes a HUGE difference.
Place potatoes in a bowl to cool. Once they have cooled sufficiently, place in the fridge for about 3 hrs. Dice all other ingredients except egg. Add ingredients to potatoes and give it a stir! Mix in egg. I do this last so the eggs don’t break apart. Salt and Pepper to taste.
Try it? Let me know what you think!