Follow these simple steps to learn how to make potato salad with egg and mayo, a fan-favorite side. In our opinion, a potluck is never complete without the best classic potato salad. Once you've mastered the original homemade potato salad recipe, try one of the recipe twists below.
In a medium saucepan place potatoes, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and enough water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Wondering how long to boil potatoes for potato salad? They'll be done in no time! Simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.
Meanwhile, for dressing, combine mayonnaise, mustard, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the celery, onion, and pickles.
Add the potatoes and eggs. Toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours.
Want to make your potato salad stand out from the rest of the usual potluck crowd? Try using red potatoes instead! Especially when you leave the skins on, red potatoes can easily bring a whole new look (and a slightly different flavor) to make over plain potato salad.
German potato salad is usually served warm, unlike classic potato salad with egg and mayo. German potato salad recipes usually feature bacon and vinegar as main ingredients. Since it’s served hot, German potato salad isn’t as much of a picnic favorite as classic potato salad, but that doesn’t mean you should pass this version up! Try serving German potato salad for dinner alongside just about any meat entrée, or make this warm dish in winter for a cold-weather variation of summer potato salad.