Southern Potato Salad Recipe
Hey there, fellow foodies! Today, I am super excited to share with you one of my all-time favorite recipes: the Southern Potato Salad. As someone who absolutely adores potatoes and is always on the lookout for different versions of classic dishes, I can confidently say that this potato salad is a true winner! Trust me; once you try it, you won’t be able to stop eating it. So let’s dive into the recipe and get those taste buds tingling!
5-6 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 boiled large eggs, chopped
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped sweet pickles (I highly recommend using sweet pickles for that perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess, but you may also use dill if that’s more to your liking!)
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
Let’s Get Cooking!
Start by preparing your potatoes. Place the peeled and cubed potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover them. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and let the potatoes cook, uncovered, until they become tender. This usually takes about 10-15 minutes.
Once the potatoes are cooked to perfection, drain the water and transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Now, the secret to making this potato salad extra delicious is to refrigerate the cooked potatoes until they become cold. Trust me; this step makes all the difference in texture and flavor.
While your potatoes are chilling in the fridge, let’s move on to preparing the other ingredients. Chop the boiled eggs into bite-sized pieces and thinly slice the green onions. Don’t forget the sweet pickles! Chop them up as well.
Once the potatoes are cold, it’s time to bring everything together. Add the chopped eggs, sliced green onions, and chopped sweet pickles to the bowl with the potatoes. Now toss them all together gently, ensuring that the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Time to add some zing! Stir in the prepared mustard and celery seed. These two ingredients bring out the fantastic flavors of the salad and give it that authentic Southern touch.
Now, for the creamy finishing touch! Add the mayonnaise to the bowl and mix everything well until the potatoes and other ingredients are nicely coated. The mayonnaise not only binds everything together but also adds a luscious creaminess that takes this potato salad to a whole new level.
Season to perfection! Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste and mix it in. Remember, seasoning is essential to enhance the flavors and make this potato salad truly mouthwatering.
Voila! Your Southern Potato Salad is now ready to be devoured! If you can resist the temptation, refrigerate it again for about an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together and creates an even more delectable taste.
This potato salad’s greatest attribute is its versatility. It’s an ideal side dish for barbecues, picnics, potlucks, and family gatherings. You can pair it with grilled meats, sandwiches, or enjoy it all by itself. Plus, it’s easy to prepare in large quantities if you’re hosting a big event.
Just a little tip: store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. The Southern Potato Salad can last for 3-4 days, but let’s be honest; it’s so delicious that it rarely lasts that long!
If you love potatoes as much as I do and are always looking for different ways to enjoy them, this Southern Potato Salad recipe, which was inspired by Taste of Home, is a must-try. The blend of tender potatoes, eggs, green onions, and sweet pickles, all dressed in a creamy mayonnaise dressing, will leave you craving for more.
I can’t recommend this potato salad enough! So give it a shot and let me know how much you adore it too. Happy cooking and even happier eating! Enjoy!