July 4th Best Potato Salad



Bill has probably not met a potato salad he didn’t like, I used to take it or leave it, as in too mushy, too wet, and swimming in mayo. 

Then I made it this way...



Potato salad has been around for many cook outs, a classic for the 4th of July!  The dish has been served since the early 20th century and things haven’t changed much with it.  


There is no correct way of making it, a plethora of regional variations exist, and virtually every American family thinks their recipe is the best, usually made with a secret ingredient.



Chunks of well-seasoned fork-tender potatoes, chopped red onions, slices of olives, and sweet pickles for a little crunch, tossed with a dressing of Miracle Whip, a little yellow mustard, pinch of salt and seasoned pepper.  

This time I added a splash of white vinegar and a teaspoon full of celery seeds, replacing the standard diced celery.  Top it all with hard-boiled egg slices and a sprinkle of paprika.



I make it early in the morning, giving it plenty of refrigerator time, you could even make it the night before, allowing all the flavors to blend even more.  




Skip the deli pre-made tubs of potato salad, and make this simple recipe for a tasty side dish ~ it’s a summer time, warm weather staple! 


Best Potato Salad
Printable recipe


Ingredients:
6 medium red potatoes, peeled and quartered (about 3 pounds)
1 large red onion, chopped
6 mini sweet pickles, sliced
8 large olives, sliced
2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced


Dressing:
1½ cups Miracle Whip
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper


Method:

Bring potatoes to a boil in large pot of salted water.
Reduce heat to medium high, a light rolling boil, cook for 10-15 minutes until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
Drain, let cool about 30 minutes.
Dice potatoes into bite-size pieces, transfer to a large mixing bowl, add onion, pickles, and olives.
In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients, pour over potatoes.
Place in serving bowl, arrange slices eggs on top.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.



Enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. You and I are obviously on opposite sides of the debate over Hellmann's Mayo vs. Miracle Whip. And the other debate over yellow mustard vs. Dijon. But I don't think they should lead to violence! Other than those 2 ingredient choices, I love that kind of potato salad!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mae! No violence this time! I use Hellmann's Mayo sometimes and Miracle Whip the rest of the time. Our refrigerator has more than its share of different types of mustard, I liked the standard this time. My grandfather slathered mustard like most people do butter, I'm with him on that, love most any mustard. And I've learned to like potato salad. Happy Summer!

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  2. Ha, Miracle Whip or Hellman's Mayo; don't think I will find either in France. Will just have to stick to my German recipe 😉
    Have a great week Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! Bet your German recipe is a good one too! Take care

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  3. Looks great except for the Miracle Whip. I am firmly in the Dukes Mayo camp.

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    1. Hi Anne, I hear you with Dukes Mayo, we can't buy that up in this neck of the woods. Thanks!

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  4. Love, love a GOOD potato salad.
    I used Djon mustard and pickle juice in mine.

    Now I am hungry!

    M : )

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    1. Ummm, your version sounds great, Melinda! I'm hungry too! :)

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  5. This looks so GOOD! Great for garden bbq or a picnic.

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    1. You got it, Angie! It's a summertime fave. Take care

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  6. Pam, It looks good and my wife would love your potato salad. The problem is that I don't understand why anyone would eat cold potatoes so she would have to eat the whole thing herself. She is always looking for good potato salad on restaurant menus and sometimes she does get lucky. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. I know what you mean, Dave! I thought the same way years ago, but like potato salad now. Glad your wife likes it. Have a good rest of the day!

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  7. Potato salad is certainly one of my favs. Our 20 year old grandson told me just this week that he has really started liking Potato Salad.....so, I need to make this delicious looking recipe and let him enjoy some goodness.

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    1. Hi Shug! Funny with your grandson, everyone has a different opinion about potato salad. Thanks and take care.

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  8. I sometimes put mustard in potato salad -- a trick I learned when we lived in Florida (mustard definitely seems to be a southern thing when it comes to potato salad). This looks great -- thanks.

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    1. Hi John! Yes, I always add mustard to it, but then I love mustard. Glad you like the potato salad, thanks!

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  9. My Bill is the same way about potatoes! We'd both love your potato salad!

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  10. I love using some pickles in my potato salad! This looks delicious!

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