Potato salad makes my family happy. Happier than almost anything else I ever cook, except perhaps Fried Chicken (but that is another post!).  Any time I mention the possibility of making Potato Salad, there is almost as much excitement as when Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ran for the longest touchdown of his career, breaking tackles for 79 yards and triggering the, now famous, seismic activity known as “Beast-QUAKE.”

This Classic Yellow Potato Salad doesn’t get to come home from a football party, picnic, or church dinner. I have to make a second one to keep at home, because the family loves it so much. The extra one is almost always gone within 24 hours. IT’S THAT GOOD! This Potato Salad is yellow and mustardy – is that a word? – and tangy. 😀 Mustard – yummm – so savory, sour, salty and delicious.

It’s All About That Mustard, Boss!

This potato salad is made with Yukon Gold potatoes which add to the golden hue, are mighty tasty, hold their shape well and don't even have to be peeled.
This potato salad is made with Yukon Gold potatoes which add to the golden hue, are mighty tasty, hold their shape well and don’t even have to be peeled.

 

CLASSIC YELLOW POTATO SALAD

5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 1/2 cups light NOT SWEET mayonnaise ( I use Nalley’s light mayonnaise)

3/4 cup yellow mustard

2 teaspoons sea salt

4 large kosher dill pickles

6 hard boiled eggs

Paprika

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Place the whole, unpeeled, Yukon Gold potatoes in a large sauce pan and cover with water.  Boil potatoes until they are fork tender.  Drain and let cool slightly.  Meanwhile, mix vinegar, mayonnaise, yellow mustard and sea salt together in small bowl.

Dice the dill pickles and peel and chop the eggs.

While still warm, dice the potatoes, leaving some of the skins on – there is lot’s of good nutrition in those skins. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the potatoes, stirring until potatoes are evenly coated. Fold in the pickles and chopped hard boiled egg. Store the salad in the refrigerator overnight to allow the flavors to marinate clear to the center of the potatoes.

Before serving, do a taste test and add any additional mayonnaise, yellow mustard, vinegar or salt.

Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with paprika. Your crowd will enjoy this beautiful tangy golden yellow potato salad.

It’s All About That Mustard, Boss!

 

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CLASSIC YELLOW POTATO SALAD – It’s All About That Mustard, Boss!

32 thoughts on “CLASSIC YELLOW POTATO SALAD – It’s All About That Mustard, Boss!

  • May 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm
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    We always add mustard, but not to that extent. It sounds like a nice change from our regular potato salad. I’ll be sure to keep it in mind for our next cook out (one of these days it will warm up, right?)

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    • May 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm
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      It is a LOT of mustard, but amazes me with how popular it is – even with our daughter who doesn’t particularly like mustard.

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    • May 1, 2015 at 7:49 pm
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      Thank you! It is super tangy, and a neat compliment to most barbecues.

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  • May 1, 2015 at 7:47 pm
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    My grandmother loves potatoe salad. I will definitely be sending this her way. Thank you for sharing!

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  • May 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm
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    The Hubby loves the yellow mustard. I just saw an ad that Heinz has come out with their own version. I guess they are jealous of Frenches! 🙂

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    • May 2, 2015 at 2:50 am
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      Move over Frenches! I’m not picky about brands, though I have found some great organics.

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  • May 1, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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    Potato salad is one of our family’s favorites! Stop on over to #PureBlogLove link party! We’ll help you share this yummy version!

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    • May 2, 2015 at 2:53 am
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      Thanks for stopping by! I already shared this on your link party. It is a pretty spiffy one too!

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  • May 2, 2015 at 1:50 am
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    Holy mustard! Going to have to give this recipe a go! Everyone loves potato salad – can’t miss with this one.

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    • May 2, 2015 at 2:51 am
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      It seems like I’m always short of mustard when I make this, I wonder why? 😉 Thanks for stopping by, Erica.

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    • May 2, 2015 at 8:28 am
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      Thanks, Sandra. Seems like men really are the mustard lovers. I know that my husband and sons LOVE it lots.

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  • May 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm
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    My mother has a family potato salad that everyone loves. It is similar to yours. I love the pickles in the salad. It gives it a good crunch.

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  • May 2, 2015 at 11:05 pm
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    Hi there, I found you from the Take Action Tribe.
    Your potato salad looks really great, I like to use a lot of mustard in mine, sometimes I use a grainy mustard, which is good too.

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    • May 3, 2015 at 5:01 am
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      Really appreciate you stopping by. That Take Action Tribe is such a blessing!

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  • May 4, 2015 at 12:42 am
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    I love salads like this when the weather starts to get warm and summer is on its way! It would go perfect with burgers or BBQ chicken!

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  • May 5, 2015 at 8:03 pm
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    This sounds awesome! The pickles and the mustard give it that bite that’s sooooo good! I only use Kraft Mayo, though 😉

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    • May 6, 2015 at 6:20 am
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      For sure we have our favorite Mayo! You can’t get Nalley’s mayonnaise anywhere but in the Western US, anyway.

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  • May 11, 2015 at 12:57 am
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    I really like that you add pickles in it! This would be a hit with my fiancee. He loves potato anything!

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    • May 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm
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      Thanks Crystal! It is very tangy for sure with the mustard, vinegar AND pickles.

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    • May 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm
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      Thanks for stopping by, Gaye! It is a LOT of mustard, but that is for a full five pounds of potatoes too. 😉

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