Potato salad is a creamy side dish that’s excellent with baked pork chops, fried chicken, fried fish, meatloaf, or whatever you like. Superb with a ham sandwich!
This easy recipe can be adjusted to suit your taste. Just add more or less of preferred ingredients.
People are passionate about their potato salad. Some prefer mayo while others will only use Miracle Whip which contains egg, soybean oil, vinegar, and water (also in mayo). Additional ingredients make it sweet and spicy.
Sweet salad cubes or sweet relish? Both contain cucumbers, red peppers, and the same seasonings. The difference is size and texture. Sweet relish has a fine texture. Sweet salad cubes are cut larger and have a crunchy texture. Excellent in potato salad. Use either one in this recipe.
Potato salad is a creamy side dish made with fork tender potatoes, chopped onions, chopped boiled eggs, chopped pimentos for color (optional), sweet salad cubes (or sweet relish), mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip), and mustard. Seasoned with salt. Easy to make. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Thoroughly wash potatoes. Do not peel. Set aside. Add 2 cups of water to a large sauce pan. Stir in salt. Add washed potatoes. Add more water to cover.
Simmer over medium-high heat until fork tender and potatoes break easily. If they are hard/crunchy, boil 5-10 minutes longer. Rinse fork tender potatoes in cold water. Cool 15-20 minutes. Peel. Cut into bite sized pieces.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine potatoes, chopped eggs, onion, sweet salad cubes (or sweet relish), and chopped pimentos for color (if using). Add mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip) one tablespoon at a time until satisfied with creamy texture. Add mustard a little at a time until satisfied. Season with salt. Stir together.
To garnish, use a sifter to lightly sprinkle paprika over top of prepared potato salad. This step is optional.
Serve immediately. Or, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Although delicious immediately after preparation, it tastes better the next day.
VARIATION: Substitute chopped dill pickles for sweet salad cubes (or sweet relish). Garnish each serving with dill pickles to make a fun presentation.