Warm (Or Cold) Potato Salad

"This is my favorite way to make potato salad. I prefer it warm but eat it cold also. The measurements are all approximate."
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
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  • Scrub the unpeeled red potatoes under running water and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • Place in sauce pan with eggs and enough water to cover both by about 1/2 inch.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and boil for 11 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • Peel and chop hard boiled eggs and add to potatoes in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix in mayo, using enough to coat all the potatoes evenly. Add mustard and stir to distribute.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. I use a lot of salt. Serve warm within the hour or chill for later.

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  1. melanie t.
    It is always good to add garlic powder, onion powder, and also some green onions chopped. You can always add chopped up bell pepper in it as well.
  2. MSippigirl
    I like my Potato Salad pretty basic as well. I can eat it both hot or cold, but prefer it cold. Usually I add another boiled egg (or two), a little chopped sweet pickle, and a dash of celery seed. Nothing beats a good old potato salad, and it goes well with everything, EXCEPT Cheerios!
  3. Assia
    Perfect for onion-hating-mustard-lovers (ok, so I added a good deal more mustard in order to qualify for that statement ;]) It's very yummy
  4. lindak748
    Simple yet wonderfully delicious. This is my kind of potato salad.
  5. Bev I Am
    This is such a wonderful basic recipe for potato salad! Marg is right, it is equally good warm or cold. I made as directed, using hard boiled eggs I already had on hand and making my own additions of minced celery, sweet pickle relish, chopped green onion and a little crumbled crisp bacon. I mixed the dressing ingredients in a small bowl, adding the salt and freshly ground pepper before adding to the salad. The results were so good when I did my taste test, I had to take a couple forks full! This delicious recipe I will use again and again! Thank you, Marg (CaymanDesigns)!


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