Jul 022018
 

Old Fashioned Potato Salad is always a hit at summer cookouts. Just like the recipe that mom used to make, it's not only easy to make, it's delicious.

Whenever I host a cookout, I always make some Old Fashioned Potato Salad to serve to my guests. It’s just like the potato salad that my mom used to make. Potato salad is a summer staple around our house and often times I will double the batch so that I am guaranteed to have some leftover.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Old Fashioned Potato Salad is always a hit at summer cookouts. Just like the recipe that mom used to make, it's not only easy to make, it's delicious.

Here’s what you do:

  • 5 lb bag of Potatoes
  • 4-5 Stalks of Celery
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion
  • 5-6 Large Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1-2 cups Mayonnaise
  • ½-1 cup Sweet Relish
  • Salt
  • Old Bay Garlic & Herb
  • Parsley Flakes

Here’s what you need:
1. Wash the potatoes and place them in large pot whole with the skin left on.
2. Boil the potatoes for 8 to 12 minutes or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
3. Strain the potatoes and allow them to cool. Once they are cool enough to touch, peel off the skin, but you can leave the skin on if you prefer (I peeled mine off). Once the skin is all peeled off, allow the potatoes to cool entirely. You can speed up the process by placing them in the fridge.
4. Wash the celery stalks and cut them into thin slices.
5. Dice up the sweet onion into small pieces.
6. Chop the hard boiled eggs into one inch pieces.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad is always a hit at summer cookouts. Just like the recipe that mom used to make, it's not only easy to make, it's delicious.

7. Once potatoes are completely cool, dice them into 1 inch pieces and add them to a large mixing bowl.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad is always a hit at summer cookouts. Just like the recipe that mom used to make, it's not only easy to make, it's delicious.

8. Add in your mayonnaise, relish and spices. You may add more or less depending on your own individual tastes. Gently stir into the potatoes, but don’t stir too much or you’ll break apart the potatoes.
9. Add in the sliced celery, diced sweet onion and chopped egg. Stir into potato salad.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad is always a hit at summer cookouts. Just like the recipe that mom used to make, it's not only easy to make, it's delicious.
10. Allow potato salad to rest in fridge for at least one hour before serving.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad is always a hit at summer cookouts. Just like the recipe that mom used to make, it's not only easy to make, it's delicious.

My Old Fashioned Potato Salad is always a hit. I know everyone has their own recipe for potato salad, but why not give this Old Fashioned Potato Salad a try sometime?  It’s so good!

  38 Responses to “Old Fashioned Potato Salad”

  1. Potato Salad is one of my favorite side dishes during the summer, especially at cookouts. I love the old-fashioned kind like this. I need to make it for our 4th of July celebration.

  2. That looks like the kind of potato salad I grew up on and still make today. It is a staple during family gatherings.

  3. This looks so yummy and we have Chicken in the Freezer and I have Potatoes in the Icebox and my son has been asking for Scared Eggs which is what he calls Deviled Eggs so now we have our 4th of July menu thank you for sharing this with us.

  4. I cannot wait to give this recipe a try. One of my favorite sides during the summer months/grilling season is potato salad! You can’t beat it!

  5. i absolutely love a good potato salad! This sounds delicious as well, I need treat myself to some ASAP!

  6. Ohh that sounds great! Perfect for a summer gathering or a picnic! Looks easy to make too!

  7. That potato salad looks amazing and great for a BBQ side dish. I need to make this when i have people over.

  8. How have I not known about putting relish in potato salad! That would bring it to a whole new level. I cannot wait to try it.

  9. My mom just made her potato salad for our weekend at the Lake. Her recipe is so close to yours that I can HIGHLY recommend this recipe for potato salad!

  10. I;m with you, I make plenty of extra so there is some for me the next day. Ultimately, I never get any when I make some for a party and I don’t make extra!

  11. I don’t think I’ve had potato salad with old bay before. Interesting and sounds tasty!

  12. Nothing beats a great potato salad when you grill out! Thanks for reminding me to get the stuff to make some for the 4th.

  13. This recipe would be perfect for our 4th of July get together. I love old fashioned potato salad.

  14. Ooo I am so going to make this. I have a similar recipe, but I’m always eager to try something different. I love potatoes.

  15. Although we didn’t grow up on potato salads in my home, I enjoy making them for my family today. This is one I’ve never tried. Go figure it’s an old-fashioned one too! I’ll havd to try it sometime.

  16. I do love a good potato salad recipe. This is the one I grew up on with eggs!

  17. Potato salad is one of my favorites. This looks like it would taste so amazing!

  18. That is perfection. I love old family recipes that have been in the family for a long time. This sounds like a delicious potato salad recipe that guests will love!

  19. This looks delicious! I ordered a potato salad the other day but it didn’t look this delicious and the portion was way too small. And tbt, it had no flavor! I’m going to try your recipe on Saturday for the picnic I promised my kids!

  20. Potato Salad is a major favorite of my husband’s. I am always looking for new recipes to try out for him! This one sounds like a winner!

  21. I love potato salad. This looks easy enough to make. The perfect recipe for summer.

  22. I love potato salad. This recipe looks so amazing. I don’t think I’ve had it made this way before. Can’t wait to try it.

  23. I just love potato salad. I can’t believe I haven’t made any yet this summer. I’ll have to give your recipe a try.

  24. Delicious looking potato salad. I can’t wait to try it

  25. I’m such a huge potato salad fan. There are so many different ways to make it, it never gets old.

  26. man this looks so good. now i really want some potato salad right now lol. saving this to make soon.

  27. I made potato salad last year for the 4th and it came out runny. I will have to try this recipe.

  28. This potato salad looks SO good! Perfect for summer BBQ!

  29. This looks so tasty! I just had a conversation with someone a few days ago about 4th of July and she mentioned that potato salad was on her menu for the day. Now, maybe I should add to to my menu as well 🙂

  30. Co-incidentally I had a potato salad for lunch yesterday how nice is that. One of my favorite side dish I would like to try your recipe for a family get together this 4th of July party.

  31. Potato salad sounds great. I’ve never tried making it before though

  32. This looks and sounds like the potato salad my aunt used to make. I could eat it every day of the week and never get tired of it.

  33. I just made tuna pasta salad recently so maybe this will be my next try. I love good potato salad.

  34. I love potato salad and this recipe sounds amazing! I’m gonna definitely try giving this one a try. Thanks for sharing.

  35. I love Potato Salad and this one sounds like a delicious dish! I definitely would love to check it out and make it some time. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Potato salad … yum!

  37. This does look tasty. I hate when people try and throw foreign looking objects in potato salad – things I don’t know what they are.

  38. the classic one can never go wrong!