Trisha's Potato Salad - Simply the Best!


Sometimes, 
simple is the best way to go 
when it comes to recipes!


When I'm not pressed for time, I like to try more complicated recipes containing a wide variety of ingredients ~ and, I especially like it when they turn out good and delicious.

But, we're definitely not into nouvelle cuisine here. It makes me think of Julia Child's quote, "If it's beautifully arranged on the plate ~ you know someone's fingers have been all over it." It always looks like a still-life painting to me and is too pretty to consume.

That's why I wanted to try Trisha Yearwood's potato salad recipe. It's basic down-home goodness!

I'm sure this is the first time I've never added onions to potato salad.  And I always added sliced olives, or pickles, celery or celery seed and usually Miracle Whip, instead of mayonnaise; added a dab of mustard, but no eggs.  Then there was always the sprinkling of paprika.  I was amazed how delicious this potato salad was without all the extras.


This is easy peasy delicious potato salad with just a few ingredients: potatoes, eggs, mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish and salt and pepper.

There are a plethora of potato varieties at the market, and, based on texture, they're generally divided into three categories:

Waxy ~ look for red, new, or fingerling potatoes. These potatoes are thin-skinned, with a creamy texture and less starch, retaining their shape well when boiled; this trait makes them perfect for potato salad.

In-Between ~ look for white and Yukon Golds. They're all-purpose potatoes containing more starch than waxy, and are generally good in most potato dishes, including potato salad.

Starchy ~ look for Russets. These are thick-skinned potatoes that are more granular, making them fall apart while being cooked. They make a perfect baked potato, mashed potatoes and roasted potatoes, but this is not the potato you want for potato salad!
I always use red potatoes for potato salad and so did Trisha in this recipe. Yukons are probably fine, but I don't favor yellow potatoes.

Thus, always purchase waxy potatoes for potato salad and aim for potatoes of an equal small size to boil them whole - they will then all cook evenly in the same amount of time.

Potato salad is personal, add what you like, but I guarantee this simple recipe will be hard to beat, it truly makes simply delicious potato salad!

Bill said this potato salad tasted just like his Mom's potato salad.  It was a big hit for him, and me too! 

Try it, you'll like it, I bet!

Yield: Serves 12

TRISHA'S POTATO SALAD

If you want to make potato salad just like your mom used to, here's the recipe. It's Trisha Yearwood's ~ it's simple, easy and delicious!

ingredients

5 pounds red potatoes, peeled and cut into ½" cubes

2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste

4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced

¾ cup mayonnaise

½ cup sweet pickle relish

Black pepper

instructions

Place potatoes in medium saucepan.  Add salt and enough water to cover the potatoes, boil until tender when pierced with the point of a knife but hold their shape (do not overcook), about 30 minutes.

Drain the potatoes, transfer to a large mixing bowl, cool completely; peel and cut into ½" cubes.

Add hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise and relish, fold to combine.

Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Enjoy!



30 comments:

  1. I wonder how many "best" potato salad recipes are out there, probably about the same as meatloaf :-)

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    1. Yep, it's all about personal taste, Larry! Thanks for the visit!

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  2. Nice and simple, this looks like a wonderful potato salad. Although I might be tempted to add a bit of onion. :-) Good stuff -- thanks.

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    1. Hi John! Yes, I agree with the onion! Good taste and adds a little crunch. Take care

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  3. I am totally with you, Pam. Very often simplicity is the best! Your potato salad looks very delicious.

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Can't get much simpler than this. :-) Take care

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  4. Love potato salad Pam, these looks delicious ! Thanks by thius recipe!

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! It's my new fave. :-) Take care

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  5. Dear Pam, Now with the summer season approaching potato salad is on the menu! I like it with the relish but not the eggs and simple is always better. I love the quote by Julia Child. Have a great week my friend. xoxo Catherine

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! I think this is the first time I've added eggs, a little different. Julia has the best quotes! Take care and have a wonderful week. x0x0

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  6. Looks like a potato salad my mom would make! Simple, classic and delicious!

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    1. Just what Bill said, Liz. Simple for sure!

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  7. That's a traditional potato salad. I like the red potatoes (we import them from Turkey). I often make this salad (no mayonnaise, with onion). The eggs and pickles (protein and fermented stuff) are good for our health.

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    1. It is traditional, for sure, Duta. I like red potatoes also and good it has some healthy ingredients. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  8. Pam, I'm not into potato salad...or cold potatoes for that matter. That aggravates my better half a lot as she loves a good potato salad and I know that she'd like this version! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. I know what you mean, David. Have a great rest of the week/end!

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  9. Easy always works so well, Pam! I like relish as an ingredient, here. Thanks for stopping in to my blog. The past few months I've been working on genealogy for the Longmeadow Historical Society and not blogged as much.
    ~Judy

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    1. Hi Judi! Sounds like you've been busy! Have a great summer!

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  10. I love potato salad not all but a lot.
    This sounds so yummy, will have to try it.
    Easy is what I like.

    M : )

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    1. Easy is good! Have a great weekend, Melinda!

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  11. I love potato salad! Both as a side or alone.

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  12. I love potato salad will try this out, thanks. Have a good weekend Diane.

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    1. Thanks, Diane! It's easy to make and good. You have a good weekend too!

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  13. Potato salad is one of my favorites. Love this simple version!

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    1. Thanks, Abbe! I usually add so much to it, but like this version very much. Take care

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  14. yum!! I love Trisha's cooking!

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  15. Me too, Leslie! She has some great recipes!

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  16. I love potato salad and would enjoy this one...my mother always put eggs in hers. I wonder how much potato salad will be consumed over this Memorial Day weekend. Lots I'm sure.

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  17. trisha's food is MY food! i'm such a fan of hers, and this recipe is one i've made and loved! :)

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