I made this potato salad for my fiance's family reunion. He used to work at Red Hot and Blue and was absolutely in love with their potato salad. When he tasted it, he was floored. Thank you for helping me make him so happy. It was also a huge hit at the reunion as well. I've eaten at Red Hot and Blue and this recipe is spot on. So simple and so delicious!!!!
This is a great recipe! Here is a trick to get the "perfect" hard boiled egg to put in this recipe. Place your eggs in a pot with enough COLD tap water to cover completely by one inch. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is brought to a rolling boil, PROMPTLY reduce heat to a lower medium boil and cook for an additional 10 minutes only. Remove from the heat and IMMEDIATELY place eggs in a bowl of ice water until they are completely cooled (I also peel the eggs in the ice water for easy clean up) This prevents that greenish ring from forming around the yolk and makes the yolks very very bright yellow. Also you must use Hellman's Real Mayonaise, if you don't think it makes a difference, try it....Enjoy!
YUM!!! This recipe, which I followed exactly, results in a delicious salad that is just like the restaurant serves. It's VERY easy to make. You don't even need to peel the potatoes! I always boiled my potatoes but steaming the potatoes made a big improvement in the taste and texture. If you need to cut back on salt, I think you could cut the salt in half and still have a great salad, and people can add salt at the table if they need to. Make plenty. It'll go fast. Goes great with BBQ and corn on the cob : )
So excited to have found this! Our local R,H &B closed a couple of years ago, and I was addicted to their potatoe salad, and this fulfills my cravings! Plus, it is so simple to make.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe!! I found it awhile back on-line from someone who had the restaurant manual so had to cut it back. It's been awhile so had to look it up again. Was thrilled to find it on this (my favorite!) website. This is the best potato salad EVER and will never make anything else. The celery seed is the key ingredient so don't leave it out. In fact, I usually add extra. Thanks so much for posting so I can find it again. A definate keeper and always my go-to recipe! This is a crowd-pleaser that won't let you down! By the way, I've always boiled the potato so I can't wait to see how steaming them works out. Great tip!
I had a tax client who was a cook at Red Hot and Blue and this was the recipe she gave me so I know its right....only she gave me the " some of this, some of that" version. Nice to have the specifics. One thing she did tell me....always use Hellman's Original mayo - it makes all the difference. That and plenty of salt. Best potato salad ever! Thanks for posting.
This is what Potato Salad is meant to taste like! If you boil they will not be mushy if you take them out a little earlier.
This is by far the best potato salad ever. I usually hate potato salad and every time my husband makes this I want to eat the whole bowl. It is even better served hot when it is first made!
When I read the ingredient list, I didn't see how it would turn out like Red Hot and Blue's, but I was wrong! It tastes just like what I remember having when I visited Fairfax, Virginia a few months ago. Nothing fancy, but absolutely delish! So glad I found the recipe!
I love, love, love it! It tastes just like the potato salad at the restaurant. We decided to chill it before we ate it because thats how our restaurant serves it. We let it chill for about 2 hours before we had our dinner. I am very pleased!