Here are our best potato salad recipes. Some are traditional recipes for potato salad and we offer some newer versions as well.
Many families have favorite potato salads and the recipes are passed down through the generations.
My husband's mother had her way of making potato salad; my mother had a different recipe for potato salad.
Neither of them wrote their recipe down; they just "knew how to make it."
We continue to make a traditional type of potato salad that we think combines the best of both. That recipe is below.
Classic Potato Salad
Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, sugar, and pepper in a large bowl. Add potatoes and other ingredients; toss gently to combine. (Reserve a few hard-boiled egg slices for garnish.) Cover and chill for 2 or more hours for best flavor.
6 to 8 servings
There are hundreds of varietys of potato salad. Many are served chilled however there are also many tasty recipes for warm potato salads.
You will find some of those under the German Potato Salad and Amish Potato Salad links.
We have far too many recipes for potato salad for just one or two pages. Here are links to many more:
Potato salads can be as easy as just four simple ingredients or as complex as those that include multiple ingredients and many seasonings and spices.
For these recipes you will want to find "low starch" potatoes. Some varieties of low starch potatoes include Red Bliss, Russet, and Yukon Gold. (Yukon Gold add a yummy "buttery" flavor to your recipes.)
Another idea is to use small, new potatoes in your recipes. These should be clean (scrubbed) but not peeled, boiled until tender, and used whole instead of the cut potato pieces that most recipes call for.
The flavorful additions that you add to your potato salad is what will give it "character." Take a basic potato salad recipe, add chorizo, chick peas, pimento, and fresh vegetable. Use a vinaigrette dressing. Voila! You now have a Spanish potato salad.
Be your creative self and add the flavors of the foods of almost any culture to make your own "customized" recipe. Your family and guests will beg for your "secret."
We know that everyone has a favorite potato recipe because, in most families, potatoes are served several times each week. What are your favorite potato recipes? Share them!
Fun With Potatoes - Mr. Potato Head
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