Potato salad recipes are not hard to to come by. It seems that every American family has their own recipe for this dish. This is mine. It’s a mustard based potato salad with egg and green onions. I like adding onions to my deli salads, but find that red and white onions add too much bitterness. By using green onions, the flavor is slight and doesn’t overpower the rest.
What type of potatoes should I use in potato salad?
The best potatoes for potato salad are Yukon gold, but I usually make it with russet potato because that’s what we almost always have on hand. It comes out okay, but the russets have a tendency to break down when they are cooked. You have to watch them very closely or you’ll end up with mashed potatoes. Yukon gold potatoes hold their shape much better.
How soft should the potatoes be?
This is really a matter of taste. If you like the grocery store style potato salad, you probably want your potatoes a little softer. When you’re testing them pierce them with a fork. If the fork goes in easily, chances are your potatoes are done. Don’t forget that potatoes retain a lot of heat and will continue to cook slightly as they cool.
Other ideas to make this potato salad yours.
- Dice a half of red pepper.
- Add chopped fresh parsley.
- Skip the mayo and mustard and replace with 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil.
- Skip the vinegar and replace with 2 tbsp of relish.
Making Potato Salad in a Tiny Kitchen
Making potato salad in a tiny kitchen is completely doable and totally worth it. The only part of this recipe that might cause a bit of a problem is when you refrigerate it. Unless you’re planning on eating a lot of it later that day, I recommend that you transfer the it into many smaller containers before you try to stash it in your fridge. A large bowl in a small fridge can be quite the space challenge.
Dishes will include a medium pot (which can just be rinsed), a strainer (also rinsed), a cutting board, knife, large bowl, and spoon. This potato salad recipe is a delicious side for any kind of picnic, barbecue, or camping excursion. It stores well and can be made up to three days in advance. If you’re like me, it also makes for a great lunchtime snack.