Potato Salad

"I make this all summer long. We have to have this anytime we grill or BBQ which is often. Never, never any left-over."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover 40 minutes or until tender; drain and cool.
  • Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • Chop egg whites.
  • In a large bowl, stir together potato, egg whites, 1/2 t. salt and green onions.
  • Using a fork, mash the yolks in a small bowl; add in remaining 1/2 t. salt, mayo, pickle relish, mustard, pepper, and celery seed; stirring until well blended.
  • Gently stir yolk mixture into potato mixture; adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and chill 2 hours (it is even better if you can chill this overnight and serve the next day).

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  1. MelodyOHare
    This is an excellent potato salad recipe. I used celery salt instead of the salt and celery seeds because I did not have the seeds, but it turned out fine. It is a very mild taste. Next time I will add a little more mustard, perhaps something spicy. I will absolutely use this recipe again. Thank you!
  2. Cat from Charlotte
    This was a very good recipe. It makes a metric ton, so be sure to have a really large bowl on hand for mixing it all up. While this is a great traditional standby, I may add a little more mustard, or perhaps some cider vinegar to the next batch in order to make it a little more tangy. Also, I followed the recipe exactly, but next time I'd quarter or dice the potatoes prior to boiling, in order to shorten the boiling time and make it easier to dress. (Slicing up soft potatoes makes them even mushier.) Thank you for the recipe!
  3. jerri822
    Thanks Nurse Di. This is a very good potato salad that reminds of my Mom's. It tasted very creamy and I love the flavor of the celery seed. I made this for our Labor Day picnic down by the river. My family and friends all were very complimentary. Thanks for making me look good.
  4. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    I thought I would add my accolades, this is a perfect potato salad recipe. I changed nothing, other then cooking the potatoes already cut/sliced. I can see why you have so many reviews. Added some nice fresh scallion to the top of decoration, and added celery along with the the dried celery seeds as well. Let sit overnite and this salad can't be beat. Thanks for posting oh so long ago.
  5. Michele OSullivan
    Absolutely delicious. The ingredients are simple and they create an excellent blend of flavors. This recipe is not complicated and is very easy to prepare. I served this as a side dish with BBQ burgers and baked beans.


  1. piranhabriana
    I love this recipe... however, if you don't already know this, the key to a really exceptional potato salad is to dice up whole pickles or pickle spears in place of the relish. You'll never go back once you do this. It makes an unbelievable difference! Anyway, other than that the only changes I make to this recipe are to use dried onion flakes instead of the green onions (my stomach doesn't tolerate raw onions for some reason) and double the mustard. I also try to peel and dice the potatoes beforehand when I remember.
  2. Karina B.
    I use this as a base recipe, and it's very good! I don't like sweet relish, so I chop up a whole pickle and add 3 T pickle juice. I also add 1/4 extra mayonnaise, 1/2 T dijon mustard and an extra 1 T of red wine vinegar. We like it tart! Thanks for a great recipe.
  3. LucyP
    Instead of prepared mustard, use powdered mustard seed and make it a day ahead because it takes a while for the mustard to reach full flavor. A tablespoon might be too much also.
  4. BarbieQ
    The yummiest potato salad ever! I left out the bacon since I didn't have any and substituted celery salt for the celery seed and salt and it was to die for!! YUM!
  5. dave27th
    This was a very good potato salad freshly made and tasted even better after sitting for two days. It was very easy to make and has an excellent creamy flavor. I did make it with Idaho potatoes instead of red bliss potatoes, but it was still delicious. I would suggest adding 4 or 5 strips of bacon as I think that would enhance the already great taste and I and my family also thought that it needed salt.



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