Salads, Side Dishes

Classic Potato Salad

Do you know what today is? You got it, it’s National Potato Day! What could be more perfect for a potato-lovin’ girl? Nothing! That’s why I’m sharing my Classic Potato Salad with you. It’s simplicity at its finest. This recipe is actually the very first potato salad recipe I ever made. I was a bit intimidated at first since I had never made a potato salad before, but after the first time I made it I was hooked! It’s so much better than anything you will buy at your local deli counter. And believe me, after you make it, I think you will feel the same way. This is one of my go-to summer recipes. My family loves the combination of soft potatoes, crisp celery and creamy hard-cooked eggs engulfed in a tangy sauce. It really is quite easy to make. Don’t be afraid, give it a try today!

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Classic Potato Salad
(adapted from Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise jar label)

2 lbs. russet potatoes (5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1 cup Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
2 tablespoon vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

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Cover potatoes with water in large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and put into a large bowl, cool slightly. I usually put my bowl into the refrigerator as I prepare the rest.

Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper in large bowl. Add potatoes, celery, onion and eggs and toss gently. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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This Classic Potato Salad is really tasty and quick and easy to prepare. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any delicious barbecued meal!  Enjoy!

Sheila

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8 thoughts on “Classic Potato Salad”

  1. Oh, boy, Julie and the girls are coming over friday, so I will definitely make the potato salad-can’t wait. I am in love with potato salad. Yours will be the best I’m sure! Lots of love, Mom xxx

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