Mom's Mashed Potato Salad

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Caroline Cooks

Spring and Summer--Mom would make this for BBQs. Really very pretty, if you mold in bowl, unmold on lettuce leaves, and grate the cooked egg yolks over the top. Passive work time = must chill refrigeration; can be made ahead.

Top Review by Lindas Busy Kitchen

Although I really like chunky potato salad better, this was a nice change from the usual. I made half a recipe, as I am by myself and didn't want to be eating potato salad more than twice in the next few days. I made the salad in the morning and let it sit in the fridge all day. The flavors were really good. I really liked it! I put it in a med. size glass bowl, sprayed with PAM, so that I could remove it and plate it, to take pictures. It came right out of the bowl after sliding a knife around the edge. I am going to try this recipe using cut potatoes. I topped the molded salad with crumbled egg yolk, and chopped green olives and pimento. Made a pretty presentation. Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe with us Caroline! Made for Comfort Food Photos

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Separate cooked egg whites from yolks; refrigerate yolks for use when serving.
  2. In large bowl, combine mashed potatoes *need not be hot*, onions, mayo, Half and Half vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper, and chopped egg whites-only.
  3. Mix thorougly to blend; add additional mayo and Half & Half, if needed. Mixture should be moldable.
  4. Spray mixing bowl lightly with cooking spray, sized just large enough to hold filling completely to the top.
  5. Place mashed potato mixture into bowl, making sure no air holes are within.
  6. Compact firmly.
  7. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  8. To serve: Place lettuce leaves on serving plate.
  9. Run very thin bladed knife around inside of bowl to help with unmolding.
  10. Carefully, plate lettuce-lined plate upside down over molded potato salad.
  11. Flip and tap gently to release.
  12. Using a medium-fine grater/microplane, grate the cooked egg yolks over the top of the molded salad.
  13. Decorate with sliced stuffed olives, if desired.

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