Classic American-Style Potato Salad Recipe
Most potato salads look and taste better when made with low-starch red boiling potatoes. For Classic American-Style Potato Salad, you can use any size of this variety, but the small new potatoes cook 10 to 15 minutes faster than the larger ones. Choose potatoes that are all roughly the same size, if possible, so they cook in the same time.
This is potato salad the old-fashioned way, with eggs, celery and relish.
This definitely is "Classic" American-Style Potato Salad! And it's a great base to put your personal spin on. Potato salads definitely are "classic" picnic food and no matter what your personal preference potato salad is always a hit! I add more eggs and use white wine vinegar vs. red. For the dressing I cut the mayo with sour cream, used a mix of dijon and yellow mustards and always mix the dressing part separate then add it to the potatoes and veggies so it doesn't get mushy. Great recipe!
Excellent recipe! My only "carb vice" is bread. I'm not into potatoes, rice or pasta, however, this salad is very good and found myself having seconds. My family is German/Austrian and we normally make our potato salad the European way. I've had "American Potato Salad" many times, but this was just a little different and very enjoyable.
I didn't really measure anything but just threw the ingredients together as I prepped them. This recipe is just like my Gramma makes only she doesn't measure anything either lol. I'm insanely picky about potato salad- I really only like my GrammaRegina's. It came out AWESOME!! My man said it's the best he's ever eaten!! LOVED IT!! I used russet potatoes because my neighbor gave me about 20 lbs of them I must use up, and I did add a little pickle juice as well as switch the dijon for good ol' yella mustard. I ate two bowls of it before dinner was even ready. It was amazeballs.
Parsley, shredded carrot, pimentos and white onion all play their part in making the dressing and the salad taste sensational.
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