My grandmother made the “Best Potato Salad” ever! She would cook all her food from scratch. I especially loved her potato salad. I use to stand on a step stool next to her while she peeled, diced, and boiled the potatoes. Sometimes she would give me a few pieces of the potatoes sprinkled with salt to eat before she mixed all the ingredients in a bowl. After my grandmother finished preparing the potato salad, she would place it on the kitchen table with the other food she had cooked, for us to eat. Sadly, years ago my grandmother passed away. Fortunately, I learned how to make her potato salad.
Usually, I make the potato salad the night before I need it. I think the potato salad tastes better cold rather than room temperature.
- 4-5 russet potatoes
- 5 hard boiled eggs
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 8 slices fried & crumbled bacon
- 1/2 cup diced green onions
- 1/2 cup dill relish
- 1 cap full liquid Louisiana Crawfish Crab & Shrimp Boil
- smoked paprika
- salt, pepper, and garlic powder
Cut, peel, and dice potatoes into medium size pieces. In a medium saucepan place potatoes, cover the potatoes with water. Generously put salt into the pot with the potatoes and add the cap full of liquid crab boil. Cook over medium heat until tender. Once the potatoes cook, use a strainer to drain them.
In a large bowl cut and dice up the hard boiled eggs. Add the potatoes, crumbled bacon, green onions, dill relish, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and mayonnaise to the bowl with the diced eggs. Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly. *Kim’s note- when adding the salt, pepper and garlic powder always add as much seasoning as you like.
Sprinkle as much smoked paprika you would like on top of the potato salad. Place the potato salad in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it. You could serve the potato salad as a side dish with barbeque chicken, pork, ham, etc. My family likes a scoop of potato salad with their gumbo.
I hope you agree that this potato salad recipe is the “Best Potato Salad” ever!
Kim Seghers is a Mom of three, creator of This Ole Mom blog, a family friendly site. Kim is passionate about sharing her love for cooking, crafting, traveling, family, and everything lifestyle.