Southern Potato Salad

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    2 h
S0NGLADY
Recipe by  S0NGLADY

“This potato salad includes eggs, celery, and relish and should be served warm.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain and chop.
  2. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water; peel and chop.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, sweet relish, garlic, mustard, mayonnaise and salt and pepper. Gently mix together and serve warm.

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Retired Cook
559

Retired Cook

I have made potato salad like this all my 50 years of cooking as my mother and grandmother before me. Must be a southern recipe only. I add just about l tblsp. cider vinegar and a tblspn of sugar when mixing. Seems to improve the flavor. Garnish top with sliced boiled eggs sprinkled with paparika. All the northerners in my family request this dish for all family get to gathers.

IslandCooker
431

IslandCooker

Everyone has their preferences when it comes to potato salad...no celery...no eggs..extra pickles...warm..cold...etc. However - this is the basic recipe for a true Southern potato salad. Now I'll admit - I like it cold - not warm - that's just the way my family always ate it. Also - my Granny always tossed her potatoes with white vinegar right after they came out of the pot and drained (about 2 TBSP for each 2 Pounds of potatoes). Then waited for the potatoes to get just warm and tossed them with the dressing. I just don't think you can replace that soaked in vinegar flavor with ANY dressing and I love it that way. Also - unless you like "mashed potato" salad - ALWAYS mix everything but the potatoes in a separate bowl and then GENTLY FOLD it into the vinegar coated potatoes while they are warm. Seve it warm - or let it sit in the fridge overnight - YOUR CHOICE. Omit anything from this recipe that you DON't like in your potato salad - but the portions of all the ingredients are right on!!!

Valerie's Kitchen
266

Valerie's Kitchen

I followed the advice in the review by Retired Cook. Gotta listen to a lady who's been making southern potato salad for 50 years! I used Yukon Gold potatoes for their buttery, creamy texture. We like our potato salad chilled so I boiled the potatoes, skin on and then refrigerated them overnight. The skin peels off easily after chilled. The next day I put it all together. I like to make my dressing in a separate bowl so it gets really combined before pouring it over the potatoes and celery. I added about 2 Tbsp. minced onion, a scant 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar and about 2 tsp. sugar to the dressing mixture. Only used about 2 Tbsp. sweet relish and less mustard. It'll need a good amount of salt and pepper too. If you are concerned about fat you can replace about half of the mayo with reduced fat sour cream and get a really good result. This is a winner!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 460 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 27.4 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs
  • 44.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 222 mg
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 455 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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