Sharon's Potato Salad. It's one of the prefect summer bbq side dishes and its way better than store bought. Once you try it you will never want pre made store potato salad again. I love using baby potatos because I don't need to peel them.
That is, until I found this Best Southern Potato Salad recipe that turns every potato salad naysayer into a believer, guaranteed. This potato salad is creamy, tangy, and flavorful with just a little kick of spicy. Plus it has a little crunch from the celery and onions. You can cook Sharon's Potato Salad using 7 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Sharon's Potato Salad
- It’s 3 lb of bag of small red potatoes.
- Prepare 7 of eggs.
- It’s of Sweet relish.
- Prepare of Miracle whip.
- You need of Sandwich spread.
- It’s of Mustard.
- Prepare of Paprika (optional).
The potatoes are not too hard, or too soft. Allowing the potato salad flavors to meld is important here. If I'm planning on eating the salad on the day I make it, I'll prepare it at lunch so it can sit and build the flavors, or make it a day ahead. Light and fresh, pasta salad is perfect for summertime.
Sharon's Potato Salad step by step
- Peel the potatoes and cut into 4 sections. Rinse potatoes and put in a pot of water; boil until tender.
- Boil eggs to your liking (mine were hard boiled) place eggs in cold water and set aside.
- When potatoes are tender drain and place in bowl; set aside.
- Peel eggs. Dice 5 eggs and add them to the potatoes; set the other 2 to the side.
- Add a cup of relish, cup of miracle whip, cup of sandwich spread, and 2 tbsp of mustard.
- Continue adding above ingredients WHILE TASTING until you get to your desired flavor and consistency.
- Once it is perfect to you slice the remaining 2 eggs and place them on top of the potato salad. Sprinkle paprika on top.
- Place a lid over it and put in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
It's a quick and easy to make dish to bring to a cookout or potluck. Pasta salad is also hearty enough to be a light summer dinner. The dressing is what really sets this apart as Old Fashioned Potato Salad. It consists of mayonnaise (the real stuff), a little yellow mustard (not too much!), sweet pickle relish, celery salt, a little regular salt, and fresh ground pepper. Believe it or not, I actually posted a potato salad recipe a few years ago.