Potato Salad – A Summer Favorite

As summer turns up the heat, we cool things down by preparing a nice batch of cold potato salad. It is creamy, refreshing, and can be paired with just about any entrée. It is also perfect for summer picnics or any large gathering. We happened to serve it with some halibut that we’d dusted with Old Bay Seasoning and then breaded, but it could have just as easily been served with hot dogs, hamburgers, or anything else. The key to a good potato salad is to not over cook the potatoes, but to get them just to the point that a knife slides easily through them and then immediately cooling them off so that the cooking process stops. If you over cook the potatoes, they will become too soft to mix with the sauce.  This is one of our favorite side dishes, so we hope that you enjoy it.

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 Medium Potatoes – cut into half-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Brown Mustard
  • 1/2 Stalk of Celery – finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Onion – finely chopped
  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs – chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Celery Salt
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Dry Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Instructions

Place the potatoes into cold, salted, water and heat to a boil.  Boil at a slow-rolling boil for approximately 20 minutes or until a knife easily penetrates the potatoes.  Drain the potatoes, put them back into the hot pan to help get any excess water off of the potatoes, then put the potatoes into a bowl and chill them in the refrigerator until cold.  If you are in a time crunch, you can put them in the freezer until they are chilled (not frozen).  In another bowl, mix the mayonnaise, mustards, celery, onion, celery salt, milk, salt and pepper, stirring until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined.  Add the egg to the potatoes and gently toss with the mayonnaise mixture until all of the potatoes are fully coated.

Wet Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Mayonnaise Mixture

Mayonnaise Mixture

Perfect Side Dish

Perfect Side Dish

 

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8 Responses to Potato Salad – A Summer Favorite

  1. Catherine says:

    I’m a sucker for potato salad. A sucker! What kind of potatoes do you use? I like either butter potatoes or Yukon Golds. I’m going to try your recipe but I”ll leave out the celery. It’s weird. I LOVE celery on it’s own–just sticks of it. But I am not a fan of it in recipes.

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    • We usually use red potatoes, they hold up pretty well. We try to dice the celery pretty fine so that it more or less disappears into the sauce. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 🙂

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  2. i am really wishing my husband liked potato salad! this one sounds great!

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  3. We love potato salad too. Your recipe looks really tasty. When I get my kitchen, I’ll try it. 🙂

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  4. Infoélla says:

    Mmmm!! Looks so delicious! Will try this recipe out
    Tonee
    https://infoellablog.wordpress.com

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