Southern Potato Salad
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
- 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
- 1/4 cup chopped sweet pickles
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain and chill. Add eggs, onions and pickles; toss well. Stir in mustard, celery seed and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Chill until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 377 calories, 26g fat (4g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
Aug 27, 2019
I gave this 5 stars as this is almost like my Southern Grandma taught my mom then me to make. Only changes: mix while warm, indeed salt potatoes while cooking, use some of the sweet pickle juice in the dressing, use more pickles than this recipe calls for, use mayonnaise Only, absolutely no onions. I do add mustard to the dressing. I tried adding onions one time and my Southern dad was not pleased at all!!! My Hungarian mom always puts egg slices on top sprinkled with Paprika.
Aug 12, 2019
I am very picky about potato salad and this is a winner!
Aug 6, 2019
I have to laugh when I read reviews and see that the recipe has been changed and doesn't even resemble the recipe being reviewed any longer. With that being said, I followed this recipe exactly and found it to be outstanding. What I liked about it the most is that it didn't have "too much" of any one ingredient and appealed to a wide variety of eaters. It wasn't too pickley, too mustardy, too this or too that. Just perfect! It can, obviously, be tweaked to your families taste. It was EASY, too! This will be my new standard. :)
Jul 28, 2019
When I boil my potatoes I add the salt then so the potatoes will already be salted. I add a little more mustard, no celery seed and use yellow onions instead of the green onions. I also use Miracle Whip and sweet pickles (no relish) and will sometime add a few dill pickles to the sweet. I only use 2-3 boiled eggs. 6 is too many.
Jul 13, 2019
I have this very recipe in a church cookbook i have on hand,,, its our favorite go to recipe for potato salad,,, only this one doesnt have the 2Tb. apple cider vinegar and i only use miracle whip , and use red onion,,, and i toss in some dill weed ,,, MMMMM
Jun 7, 2019
This is a great recipe! Only change I made was adding a little chopped celery. Perfect
May 21, 2019
Basically my Mom's recipe I've had and made all my life. I use yellow onions, more yellow mustard and NO pickles or relish of any kind! (Also and a little garlic powder and milk as needed to make it creamy!)
Mar 25, 2019
This is the same yummy potato salad I learned from my Mom and have made all my life with a few differences. I use red onions instead of green. Also, Miracle Whip instead of mayo and a little more mustard. No celery seed. Also, I mix dressing ingredients together then add and mix. Always received well by all. Asked for recipe. Be careful or this will be the only dish you're allowed to bring to any gathering. ;~)
May 28, 2018
Added about 3-4 tablespoons of mustard and used sweet pickle relish as that was what I had on hand and it was really a great salad! Will make again....and again....and again! The mustard really gives it the kick it needed.
Aug 15, 2015
Great Recipe! I used Sweet - Hot pickles and spicy mustard. This is the 3rd time I've made this potato salad it it just keeps getting better!! Now one of my favorites!