Southern Potato Salad  – Potato salad is a classic recipe perfect for every possible summer celebration! Made with potatoes, pickles, onions, and eggs, this potato salad is an all-time favorite!

I grew up being the official taste-tester when my Mama made her potato salad. I’d pull the kitchen stool as close to the area of the bar where she was making her potato salad as I possibly could so that I could oversee the process. With my short, little girl legs swinging, I didn’t want to miss a single step of it.

Potatoes were cooked and drained, eggs were boiled and carefully peeled, an onion was diced, and then came the pickles. Oh how I couldn’t wait for those pickles. They symbolized coming to the part of the recipe where I was most needed. As Mama would walk over to the refrigerator for the mayonnaise and mustard, I was in charge of making sure my tasting spoons were at the ready. Of course they were, I had them precisely lined up on the bar just ready for the time when Mama would need one to scoop up a bite for my first sampling.

 

Southern Potato Salad Recipe - Southern Potato Salad is a classic recipe perfect for Sunday suppers, summertime lunches, picnics, reunions, and every possible celebration! This potato salad recipe is a family favorite! // addapinch.com

Now Mama and I laugh about how serious I took my job of taste-testing the potato salad as a little girl. She tells the story of how she would do the same thing as a little girl with her Grandmother, knowing now that her Grandmother would purposefully not add enough of certain ingredients so my Mama could help her perfect it before serving. I haven’t gotten the courage to ask Mama if she did the same with me, it might somehow take away from one of my favorite memories.

 

Southern Potato Salad Recipe - Southern Potato Salad is a classic recipe perfect for Sunday suppers, summertime lunches, picnics, reunions, and every possible celebration! This potato salad recipe is a family favorite! // addapinch.com

And ya know, I still have my spoons all lined up ready to taste when the potato salad making is in progress.

What is it about the job of taste-testing? It just never gets old.

Here’s my family’s Potato Salad recipe. It’s a favorite.

Southern Potato Salad Recipe

 

Southern Potato Salad – Potato salad is a classic recipe perfect for every possible summer celebration! Made with potatoes, pickles, onions, and eggs, this potato salad is an all-time favorite!

Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds boiled potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 dill pickles, diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup yellow mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients together and mix until well-combined and creamy. Add more mayonnaise and mustard depending on tastes.

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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Southern Potato Salad Recipe - Southern Potato Salad is a classic recipe perfect for Sunday suppers, summertime lunches, picnics, reunions, and every possible celebration! This potato salad recipe is a family favorite! // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published in 2011.

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