Monday, August 21, 2017

Easy Potato Salad

Everyone has their own way of making potato salad whether it has mayo or sour cream or both.  Some people prefer Hellmann's and some prefer Miracle Whip. We're a Hellman's type of family. 

I've had a few people ask me for my recipe lately and to be quite honest with you I just make the salad without thinking much about it. For decades now I pretty much make it the same way or close to it depending what I have on hand. 


  • 7 - 8 potatoes washed, boiled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 5 -6 hard boiled eggs peeled and chopped (Save 1-2 for garnish)
  • 1/2 of a green pepper chopped
  • 4 -5 green onions chopped
  • 2 - 3 radishes chopped
  • garlic powder
  • celery seed salt
  • paprika 
  • ground pepper
  • 1 TBS of yellow mustard
  • 1 TBS of green sweet relish
  • Hellmann's or Miracle Whip if you prefer

I don't measure out the spices so just make to your taste but don't be stingy.

  1. I boil my potatoes till they are fork tender. Be careful not to overcook.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking I prepare the green pepper, onion, and radishes.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked and have cooled off enough to handle I cut them into bite sized pieces. Most times I will leave the peel off but that's just me. If you must, remove the skin. do so before chopping.
  4. In a large bowl add the chopped potatoes along with the green pepper, onion, and radishes and toss.
  5. Next add your spices tossing again.
  6. Next comes the chopped eggs, yellow mustard, relish and Hellmann's. I add the Hellmann's without measuring. Add what you feel you'd like. 
  7. Give everything a really good gentle toss, add more paprika to the top along with a sliced hard boiled egg or two. 
  8. Serve and ENJOY!