Simple but Wonderful Classic Potato Salad

Recipe by emilylh28
READY IN: 40mins




  • Cut potatoes into small cubes and steam (not boil). Amount of time will depend on size of cubes, I cut mine pretty small so it only takes about 15 minutes. You want them to be cooked all the way through but not falling apart.
  • When the potatoes are done, empty into a cookie sheet and spread out to cool quickly (I will often use a cooling rack in the cookie sheet to let air circulate better- they cool surprisingly fast this way).
  • Whisk mayonnaise, mustard, cider vinegar, sugar, celery seed, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp of salt in a large bowl (use a larger size than you think you'll need so you can mix without making a mess of our counter and floor- learned this one the hard way -- ).
  • Add celery, chives and cooled potatoes to the bowl with the dressing.
  • Using a large spatula, slowly fold the ingredients together. This will take longer than regular stirring but will keep your potatoes in tact (especially if you over-steam your potatoes!).
  • Once well mixed, taste for seasonings. Add additional lemon juice and salt as needed.
  • Tastes best if you allow it to sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, but it's not necessary if you're in a time crunch.