How to Make Potato Salad

The timing of cooking your potato is important when it comes to your potato salad recipe. We’ll show you just the moment to cut and the moment to cook your potato.

The secret to a full-flavored potato salad is to stir the potatoes into the dressing while they're still warm. First, cut the potatoes so they're all about the same size. This commonsense-step ensures that each chunk cooks at the same rate and maintains a well-defined shape. In a good potato salad, there's no room for mushy or crunchy spuds. When the potatoes are cooked, drain them well, but don't rinse them with water. Then, stir them into the dressing that you've already combined in a large bowl. The warm potatoes heat the dressing ingredients a little and the flavors mix together quickly. Now, just chill until you're ready to serve.