Just-Like-Grandma’s Potato Salad

Everyone knows that grandma makes the best potato salad. No matter how you try, you can’t make yours quite as good. Well, this just-like-grandma’s potato salad is pretty darned close. I certainly had no problem devouring a big heaping helping of it. Or two. Yeah, it might look like grandma went through a lot of trouble, but this salad is actually pretty easy to make and boy, is it every delicious.

Just-Like-Grandma's Potato Salad

One thing that really makes just-like-grandma’s potato salad so good is the mayonnaise. You can’t use just anything, in my opinion. No, for that over-the-top great salad you want the best and for me that’s Blue Plate. I can’t get it in the stores here, so I buy it online. And I wait anxiously for it to arrive each month (Amazon subscribe and save is awesome!).

Most folks boil or bake their potatoes for potato salad. I prefer to steam mine in a steam basket. The potatoes keep their shape that way. It doesn’t really matter so much for the taste, but I think they look just a bit better and they hold up better, longer.

Just-Like-Grandma's Potato Salad
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Just-Like-Grandma’s Potato Salad

It might look like grandma went through a lot of trouble, but this salad is actually pretty easy to make and boy, is it every delicious.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword potato salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 745kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook the potatoes in a heavily-salted pot of gently boiling water until tender. NOTE: I prefer to steam my potatoes so the skins stay intact.
  • Drain and let cool enough to handle then cut into 1/2" cubes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the relish, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, eggs, onion, bell pepper, 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise and salt and pepper, to taste. If the mixture is too dry add more mayonnaise and stir.
  • Add the potatoes and stir gently to coat.
  • Serve sprinkled with additional paprika.

Nutrition

Calories: 745kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 26g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 723mg | Potassium: 1835mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 559IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.