Perfect Old Fashioned Potato Salad
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Classic ingredients like mayo and mustard, onions and celery, bacon, eggs and potatoes come together in a marriage made most certainly in the summertime.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 8-10
Grocery List
  • 4-6 slices bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 lbs. russet potatoes
  • 1 T. plus 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 T. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 c. chopped celery
Here's how...
  1. Fry the bacon until done. Drain.
  2. Hard-boil 4 eggs.
  3. In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook peeled, cubed potatoes until soft. Drain. Do not rinse.
  4. In a very large bowl, mix the mayo, remaining 1 tsp. salt and pepper, vinegar, mustard, onion, and celery.
  5. Stir in the cooled potatoes and most of the bacon. Garnish with remaining bacon and sliced eggs.
  6. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at