Classic Potato Salad

Pallet and Pantry
by Pallet and Pantry
12 servings
45 min

This Classic Potato Salad recipe began as one my mom used to make when I was growing up. She and several other family members would serve it at each and every gathering we went to during the hot summer months on the farm.

I haven’t changed the basics of this recipe much, because frankly why change a good thing, or, in this case, a delicious salad?

I still use good ole’ russet potatoes like mom did, although later in the summer I always make a few batches with new potatoes right out of the garden! There really is nothing better! I also use a sweet onion versus yellow or red because I think it compliments the vinegar in the dressing.

Recipe details
  • 12  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 6-8 medium Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups Real Mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Vinegar
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion diced
  • 2 medium dill pickles diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh dill weed chopped finely

Place potatoes in the bottom of a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a rolling boil over medium heat. Let cook for 20-30 minutes or until tender. Place potatoes in a colander and rinse with cold water. Let cool for 10-15 minutes. Peel & dice potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl. Add celery, onion, pickles, fresh dill, and salt and pepper. Set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together mayo, mustard, and vinegar. Pour dressing over warm potato mixture. Stirring until everything is coated well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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  • MO MO on May 25, 2021

    What’s a good replacement for dill and dill weed as I can’t get them where I live.

    Thank you.

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    • Loudmama0 Loudmama0 on May 26, 2021

      freeze dried dill is quite good. i’ve used tarragon as well.

  • Michelle Michelle on May 26, 2021

    recipe doesn’t specify when to peel the potatoes! Before or after boiling? Or no peeling at all? Picture looks peeled?

    • Pallet and Pantry Pallet and Pantry on May 26, 2021

      My apologies, Michelle. The word "Peel" was left out before dicing the potatoes. I have corrected the recipe. Yes, I peel the potatoes but that is totally a personal choice. Many folks like the peel I know.