Homemade Potato Salad

Homemade Potato Salad

Homemade Potato Salad


We’re going on a picnic! It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is just around the corner, and summer is coming to an end. Although, living in Southern California it seems as though summer never really ends, and that’s just fine with me.

However, this weekend we decided to pack the family up in the car (my parents that is, my kids are busy with their own lives) and head 15 minutes west to the beach for a picnic. My all-time favorite meal to pack for a beach picnic lunch is fried chicken and Homemade Potato Salad.

My husband taught me his Homemade Potato Salad recipe 30 years ago, and it’s been a family classic ever since. An ingredient he likes to add to his recipe is prepared horseradish, which I find very few other people use. I find it just gives the dish a little “kick”, and an added layer of flavor.

We’re gonna pack our cooler with potato salad in individual take-out containers accompanied by their own spiffy little fork…and lot’s of extra napkins for the fried chicken. This is also an awesome side dish to serve at your upcoming Labor Day barbecue.

Homemade Potato Salad

Homemade Potato Salad

Homemade Potato Salad 

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Mama’s Tips:

Cooking times will vary, so start checking your potatoes at 6 minutes for doneness by pulling one cube out of the water, to see if you can easily pierce it with a fork. You definitely do not want to over cook the potatoes as it will result in a mushy potato salad.

The potato salad needs to chill for at least two hours for optimal taste. It’s actually better the next day as it’s thoroughly chilled and the flavors have melded together.

It’s very important that your potato cubes are diced the same size for uniform cooking.

Use only the freshest ingredients for effect Homemade Potato Salad

Use only the freshest ingredients for perfect Homemade Potato Salad

Homemade Potato Salad

Homemade Potato Salad

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21 thoughts on “Homemade Potato Salad

  1. Why do I always read these posts at meal time? Rumor has it potatoes are not all the bad since the contain more water than carbs. Great news except for French Fries which, I happen to know, are Moma’s favorites. Still, potato salad–a can do for me. Have a great time on the outting!

  2. Adorable packaging idea! I think it’s interest how everyone has their own family potato salad. There are so many versions and flavors. Your version is different than any that I have seen. Horseradish? Interesting!

  3. I’ve been thinking the same way too Sheryl. Only my thoughts are, soon it will be picnic weather & Spring is officially less than a week away! Love your delicious take on what makes a good picnic for you, fried chicken & potato salad are a pretty good start!!!

  4. Out of love and devotion to my mother, I must say that hers is the best potato salad I know. However, I really like this recipe, with the addition of the horseradish. A certain husband of mine would absolutely love it… Thanks for posting this!

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