Side Dishes

Mom's Potato Salad

Posted: October 29

Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8 servings

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No one can beat mom’s recipe! Mom’s Potato Salad recipe comes from the southern tradition of this potluck favorite; not only is it classically creamy and hearty with fluffy potato bites, but it also has a southern-style tang from the mustard mixed in. Both light and filling, sour and sweet, Mom’s Potato Salad is a refreshing accompaniment to any meal in any season! Trust us, Mom’s Potato Salad will put all of your other potato salad recipes to shame.


3 pounds russet potatoes, washed
4 large eggs
1/2 white onion diced
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup mustard
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, more to taste
1 teaspoon sweet paprika


Step 1

Place the eggs and potatoes in a large pot on the stove-top with enough cold water to cover. Add a tablespoon of salt to the water and turn the heat on high.

Step 2

As the water starts to boil, turn down the heat to simmer.

Step 3

Simmer for about 5 minutes then carefully remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl with ice and water to cool.

Step 4

After 5 minutes in the ice water, peel and chop the eggs into bite-size pieces.

Step 5

Continue to simmer the potatoes until fork tender, about 10-15 minutes.

Step 6

Drain the pot and let the potatoes cool.

Step 7

Peel the potatoes with a fork then cut them into bite-size pieces.

Step 8

In a large bowl combine the potatoes, onion, and hard-boiled eggs.

Step 9

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sugar, pickle relish, salt, and pepper until smooth.

Step 10

Add the mayo mixture to the potato mixture, stirring and folding until everything is evenly coated.

Step 11

Cover the potato salad and cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Step 12

Top the potato salad with the paprika.

Step 13


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