This recipe is for Classic Potato Salad that is often sought after at most cookouts. This potato salad recipe is made with mayonnaise, hard-boiled eggs, sweet relish, yellow mustard, and a series of seasonings and spices.
This is one of those dishes that you are not allowed to mess up when it comes to my family. Whether it is the holidays or a summer cookout, potato salad is a MUST at the side dish table. Not only is it a must to be present, but it is also a must that you cannot mess up. Meaning, potato salad must be made the traditional way. For us, the traditional way means mayo, mustard, eggs, relish, and a bunch of flavor from seasonings and spices.
You can’t bring potato salad a different way. It has to be THIS way. Believe me, I have tried a few variations in my day and got chewed out each and every time. So, I figure it is best for me to perfect the traditional style of potato salad that my family adored.
What is in this potato salad recipe?
As mentioned, the ingredients in this recipe are as follows:
- yellow mustard
- sweet relish
- hard boiled eggs
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- smoked paprika
There is no fancy way to make this potato salad recipe. You are basically going to combine the ingredients according to the measurements and fold them together and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. As important as this recipe is to the family for certain occasions, it really isn’t that difficult to put together.
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Commonly Asked Questions
This is something I often wondered about and had to learn along the way. Once you cook the potatoes and they are fork tender, when you drain them you’re going to let cold water run over them in a strainer. Then, what I learned to do is just let the potatoes sit in the strainer in the sink for about 10-15 minutes to get all of that water out. Once I started doing that, I didn’t have a problem.
I’m not sure what the textbook answer is to this, but I typically keep dishes like this no longer than 3 days. After a while it starts to lose its flavor.
Yes! Like many of the recipes on my blog, you can add or omit ingredients as you prefer. To this recipe you can add onion, bacon, or chopped nuts if you wish. This recipe really is just a baseline to old fashion potato salad.