Salad Side Dish

Classic American Potato Salad

  • Ready Time: 35min
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  • Prep Time: 20min
    Cook Time: 15min
  • Potato Type: Yellow
    Cuisine: American
  • Serves: 12
    Prep Method: Boiled
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Recipe by: Potatoes USA

Creamy mayonnaise, tangy mustard, crunchy pickles, and fresh herbs are combined with tender yellow potatoes for this summertime favorite.


  • 4 lbs. Yellow Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Yellow Mustard
  • ½ cup Green Onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 1 cup Celery, finely diced (1/8 inch)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Dill, chopped
  • ¼ cup Parsley, chopped (optional)
  • 6 each Hard-Boiled Eggs, peeled and chopped roughly (optional)
  • As Needed Kosher Salt
  • As Needed Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Prep Time: 20min | Cook Time: 15min

Essential Equipment

  • Large Stock Pot
  • Colander
  • Large Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
  1. Peel & chop the potatoes.
  2. Soak potatoes in water, then drain and rinse the potatoes.
  3. Add 2 quarts water, 2 tablespoons kosher salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons vinegar to a large bowl. Add the potatoes to a stockpot and pour the salt, sugar & vinegar water over the potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Reduce to simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Drain and rinse the potatoes. Then transfer them to a rimmed baking sheet. Spread into even layer, then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons vinegar. Allow them to cool to room temperature, about thirty minutes.
  6. Combine remaining vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, green onions, relish, celery, dill, and parsley (if using), in a large bowl. Stir with a rubber spatula to combine.
  7. Fold in the potatoes and chopped hard-boiled eggs (if using). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Cover and rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour and up to three days before serving.


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