Recipe by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
"Most potato salads look and taste better when made with low-starch red boiling potatoes. For Classic American-Style Potato Salad, you can use any size of this variety, but the small new potatoes cook 10 to 15 minutes faster than the larger ones. Choose potatoes that are all roughly the same size, if possible, so they cook in the same time."
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red boiling potatoes, scrubbed
red wine vinegar
freshly ground black pepper
small celery stalk
chopped sweet pickle (not relish)
chopped fresh parsley
I doubled this recipe for a potluck barbecue. It is delicious! I added a little of the pickle juice along with the vinegar, and used a little more mayo than it called for. Keep an eye on the potatoes and don't over cook, which is really the secret to a good potato salad.
I really didn't care for this recipe. I guess maybe I just prefer the potato/mayo/celery-type salad, but I know that the texture of the sweet pickles (which I VERY finely chopped) was fairly disturbing.
This definitely is "Classic" American-Style Potato Salad! And it's a great base to put your personal spin on. Potato salads definitely are "classic" picnic food and no matter what your personal preference potato salad is always a hit! I add more eggs and use white wine vinegar vs. red. For the dressing I cut the mayo with sour cream, used a mix of dijon and yellow mustards and always mix the dressing part separate then add it to the potatoes and veggies so it doesn't get mushy. Great recipe!
Best. Potato. Salad. Ever.
This is really good. Having grown up in the South, this is the potato salad that I remember from potlucks and family get-togethers. Next time, I'll add a bit more mustard to spice it up a little more and some of the pickle juice to give it more of a pickle flavor. Better the next day!
Excellent recipe! My only "carb vice" is bread. I'm not into potatoes, rice or pasta, however, this salad is very good and found myself having seconds. My family is German/Austrian and we normally make our potato salad the European way. I've had "American Potato Salad" many times, but this was just a little different and very enjoyable.
There is only one thing to say: YUUUMMMMYYY
If you want rave reviews from family and friends, this will do it! It's so easy, even I can do it!! A keeper with a capital K!!
I omit the pickle and double the mayo. I often use white vinegar and yellow mustard.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Classic American-Style Potato Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 156
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