Tolan's Mom's Potato Salad (Tyler Florence)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Tyler Florence's cookbook, Tyler's Ultimate. He claims this is the best potato salad he's ever made. I made half the amount of dressing indicated and still had plenty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes and eggs in saucepan of cold, salted water.
  2. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon after 12 minutes and let cool.
  4. Continue cooking potatoes until tender, about 3 minutes longer.
  5. Drain potatoes in a colander and let them cool.
  6. Reserve some scallions and capers for garnish.
  7. Stir together mayonnaise, mustard, pickles with juice, onions, remaining scallions and capers, parsley and lemon juice in a bowl large enough to hold the potatoes.
  8. Peel the cooled eggs and grate them into the bowl.
  9. Peel cooled potatoes with a paring knife.
  10. Cut potatoes into chunks and toss with the dressing to coat.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Garnish with reserved scallions and capers.
Most Helpful

I found this recipe on Food Network, and it is really good. I didn't even have any capers, but it still turned out delicious. I estimated what 2 pounds of potatoes might be and probably had more like 3 pounds, and it was still quite well dressed. I added an extra egg and chopped them (I didn't grate them). The only difference in the recipe online is it calls for seasoning with salt and pepper, but not a specific amount--it says to remember the capers and pickle juice are already salty. It also says to drizzle with olive oil. This is heavenly!

AmyZoe August 09, 2009

Very good and creamy potato salad. Although I did omit the pickles because we do not care for them. It still tasted very good. Even my picky husband who has made it very clear that he does not like potato salad, asked for seconds!

Chef Sarita in Austin Texas January 13, 2010

Made this and halved dressing - found it was more than enough. It did soak into the ingredients overnight. Would def make again. Moorish.

maryjane in spain July 19, 2009