Best Basic Potato Salad Recipe

May 25, 2011 2:53 pm

A favorite side dish at its most satisfying basic

Potato salad preferences run deep. They are regional, they are familial, they are personal. And we are not even going to get into the whole no-mayonnaise debate. Or the hard-boiled egg thing.

This is what we consider the Best Basic Potato Salad Recipe. It's creamy and herbal and tasty. Once you master this basic recipe you can personalize it with curry or celery or pickle relish or even hard-boiled eggs if you must.

Our favorite potatoes for potato salad are Yukon Golds, Yellow Finn, or little red potatoes. 

Photo: <a href="">marzbars</a> on Flickr
Photo: marzbars on Flickr
This recipe offers the template for a potato salad; what you do from here is up to you
Servings: 8


3 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup mixed herbs: parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 small onion, chopped
  1. Put potatoes in a deep pot, cover with salted water, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes
  3. Immediately drain and let cool off for 10 minutes.
  4. Gently toss potatoes with mayonnaise, herbs, cider vinegar, onion, and salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and chill before serving. 
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