I love a good potato salad. It’s not possible to have a good ol’ Southern BBQ without potato salad! And those store-bought potato salads just don’t cut it. Really, have you ever tried those compared to what someone from the South can make? There are so many ways to make potato salad. So many different ingredients, flavors, and textures. And me, I love a good, plain potato salad. Seriously, 3 ingredients is all you need for a good potato salad in my opinion. Well, 5 if you count the salt and pepper. I know a lot of people add other things in their potato salad, such as onions, celery, and all types of other ingredients. My grandma always adds celery to hers so I either have to pick it out. Or hope that she made two batches, one without the celery like she sometimes does for me.
My potato salad, like I said, is 3 simple ingredients: eggs, potatoes, and miracle whip. Then I add a little salt and pepper for flavor, but that’s it! I’ve seen some recipes that instruct you to cut the potatoes before boiling, some that say to boil the potatoes whole. I have tried both ways, and don’t find much of a difference in the taste or texture. If you cut the potatoes before you boil them, they don’t take as long as whole potatoes.
I’ve also found that hard boiling eggs can be super easy. Put them in a large pot filled with water completely covering the eggs. Bring the water to a boil with the eggs already in there. Once it’s at a rolling boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot. Let the eggs sit for 13 minutes, then transfer them to a bowl of ice water. They get cooked perfectly with no green/brown ring, and are pretty easy to peel. Chop up the eggs and potatoes, mix that with the miracle whip, and let it cool. Done!
- 5 lb bag of potatoes
- 1 small jar miracle whip
- 6-8 eggs
Peel potatoes and cut into thirds
Boil potatoes until just done, and let cool completely
Hard boil eggs
Cut potatoes into bite-sized pieces
Chop the eggs into small pieces
Mix potatoes and eggs together with miracle whip
Cover and refrigerate to cool