Cooking Classics: Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

The Basics. Russet Potatoes. How To Make Old Fashioned Potato Salad By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Cooking & Baking Tutorials Culinary & Entertaining BrandCooking Classics

The Technique

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

Everyone knows that good potato salad is made in the south. If you’ve been searching for the secret to fabulous potato salad then you’ve come to the right place. The ingredients may look quite unassuming… dare i say boring. If precisely orchestrated, at the end of your meal you’ll be digging a folk into the serving bowl for just one more bite.

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad By rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick southern hostess pastry chef writer photographer southern tailgating expert editor in chief

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Old-Fashioned Potato Salad
makes 8 servings

3 pounds russet potatoes
1 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2/3 cup diced red or sweet onion
1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
hard-cooked eggs, grated

Cover the potatoes with 1-inch of water & bring to a boil in a Dutch oven. Start the timer & cook 30 to 40 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain & cool about 20 minutes. Peel the jackets from the potatoes & coarsely chop. Stir together the mayo, the Dijon, the onion & the pickle relish in a large bowl. Sprinkle liberally with salt & pepper. Fold in the warm potatoes & grated eggs. Serve right away or chill. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.

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How To Make Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

Although this is a baseline recipe for potato salad, add fresh herbs, vegetables or whatever you so choose to make this a custom creation all your own. Old-Fashioned Potato Salad can be served warm or cold.

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So much depends upon the texture. Starchy, water-logged potatoes are a deal breaker. Boiling the potatoes whole with the skin on will keep the texture smooth. I use russet potatoes from the 5-lb bags. Pull the ones similar in size so they cook evenly. The potatoes will absorb a good bit of the mayonnaise once chilled. Fold in an additional 1/4 cup, if necessary. Don’t overwork the potatoes for the creamiest texture. Stir together the dressing beforehand & gently fold everything together.

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