Can you make this dilly potato and egg salad ahead of time?
Yes! Making potato salad ahead of time really allows all the flavors to meld together nicely. If you’re not packing up your salad with the rest of your favorite picnic recipes
right away, keep it covered in your refrigerator for 1 to 3 days.
How do you prevent dilly potato and egg salad from getting watery?
Watery potato salad is often the result of potatoes that haven’t been allowed to dry slightly after cooking. (That’s just one of grandma’s tips for making potato salad
) After draining your potatoes, spread them out on a baking sheet to cool and allow excess moisture from the boiling water to evaporate. This will also help whatever dressing(s) you add to your potatoes to absorb and cling to the potatoes better.
What are the best kinds of potatoes to use for dilly potato and egg salad?
For best results, use waxy potatoes such as reds, Yukon Golds, or fingerlings. Save your russets for baking or mashing.
Can you boil eggs and potatoes together?
You certainly can boil eggs
and potatoes together, but keep in mind that both potatoes and eggs cook at different times. Depending on their size, potatoes often take longer to cook through, while an egg can boil and cook within only a matter of minutes.
Loved this recipe? Try our deviled egg potato salad
next. —Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant