Summer Entertaining: Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

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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.

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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

one
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.

two
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 The Best Potato Salad
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The 411

The Potatoes

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 Dressing

The potatoes will absorb a good bit of the mayo once chilled.
Fold in another 1/4 cup if you feel like you need to.

Don’t overwork the potatoes for the creamiest texture.
Stir together the dressing beforehand & gently fold everything together.

The Taste

I like to serve the potato salad warm & cold.
You may need to add a little additional salt once chilled.
Taste & adjust the seasonings… always.

More than likely, I’ve never met your taste buds in person.
If you like more or less of anything just make an adjustment.
Use the recipe as a general guide & don’t feel locked in.

Make It Yours

Add herbs, celery & whatnot to make it your own.
But just know this won’t be the last potato salad we visit with…
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