Southern Potato Salad is a recipe everyone should have in their go to recipe collection, no matter where they live.
Just because I’m a Yankee, doesn’t mean I don’t love a heaping helping of good old fashioned Southern Potato Salad. What could be better at a picnic than a tangy egg and potato salad, after all. It’s a great way to use up those leftover hard boiled eggs too.
Southern Potato Salad
So, what makes a potato salad southern? … mostly the addition of eggs, but mustard is often also considered a key addition.
It is easy to make, but you want a good ratio of mustard and relish, to nicely compliment the mayonnaise in the dressing. As mentioned, eggs are essential in a Southern potato salad like this, but you also don’t want to overdo it either. The recipe I’m sharing below, is great in itself, but is also a great starting point for creating your own distinctive family recipe, suited to the preferences of your own tribe.
… and it goes awesome with barbeque!
- 2 pounds of potatoes
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sweet pickle relish
- 2 tbsp mustard
- ½ cup diced celery
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- ¼ cup diced green pepper
- 3 hard boiled eggs
- salt & pepper to taste
- paprika (for garnish)
- Peel and dice potatoes, boil in lightly salted water until tender. Drain and set aside to cool.
- Once cool, add the remaining ingredients (except paprika) and mix well.
- Garnish with the paprika.
- Serve the potato salad chilled.