Potato Salad Recipe

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!

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Potato Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 30 mins
 
Course: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Servings: 10
Ingredients
  • 5 lb bag of potatoes
  • 1 small jar miracle whip
  • 6-8 eggs
Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes and cut into thirds
  2. Boil potatoes until just done, and let cool completely
  3. Hard boil eggs
  4. Cut potatoes into bite-sized pieces
  5. Chop the eggs into small pieces
  6. Mix potatoes and eggs together with miracle whip
  7. Cover and refrigerate to cool

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Stephanie Lynch

I’m a stay-at-home mom, I am a children/family photographer, I am a Legacy Maker with Legacy Republic, I am a mom, I am a wife. I wear many different hats and do many different things, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Happy First Housiversary to us!
September 20, 2016

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