One of the most classic American side dishes is Potato Salad. While potato salad is definitely great for barbecues and picnics, the ingredients are such that you can make it all year and this dish goes great with many different meals. Plus you almost always have leftovers, which is my favorite kind of recipe! That’s why we’ve added it to our growing list from our series of Recipes Kids Should Know Before Leaving Home.
Knowing how to make a good, classic potato salad will be a skill you’ll be grateful to have. Perfect for potlucks but also home eating, you’ll be happy to know how to whip up a potato salad whenever you need it!
The recipe below has a few good tips woven into the directions.
Pro Tips: One of the best ways to make your potato salad extra delicious is to add salt to the water while the potatoes are boiling and then to immediately toss the cooked potatoes in vinegar. Both steps make the potatoes extra tasty and give a good base for your salad.
The recipe below is pretty classic and should appeal to all tastes. You’ll see that the celery and relish are both optional. Some people love celery in their potato salad for extra crunch, but there are definitely those who don’t want to go near celery. You can go either way with the celery in this recipe and the salad will still be delicious! If you want to add a little sweetness, then definitely include the relish, too. I personally like a saltier potato salad so I usually skip the relish, but sweet is a preference that many have and the relish is a quick way to do that.
The recipe below calls for two hard boiled eggs. Click here to learn how to perfectly hard boil an egg!