This is simply The Best Homemade Potato Salad Recipe EVER!! No really…it is. I have people begging for this potato salad! It’s quick and easy to make and makes a nice addition to picnics, potlucks and family get togethers! The basic recipe is in volume 1 of our Dining On A Dime Cookbook but I normally add an additional tablespoon or two of bacon grease along with the bacon and people beg me to make more and more of it!
The Best Homemade Potato Salad Recipe
This is my all time favorite potato salad recipe. When I need to take a potato salad to a pot luck or get together this is the one I take. It is a nice basic potato salad and most of the ingredients I have on hand. Sometimes I don’t have the bacon and if I don’t this salad tastes great without it.
If I have baked potatoes or if I’m making mashed potatoes the night before, I cook extra and pull out a few of the potatoes before I mash them. This way I can use those extras for potato salad I am making the next day.
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. garlic powder (or more to taste)
1 tsp. onion powder or 1/2 onion, finely chopped (more to taste)
1 small dill pickle, diced into small pieces
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 slices bacon, fried and crumbled or 1 Tbsp. bacon grease (optional)
3 eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
6 potatoes, peeled, cubed into small pieces and boiled salt
Mix the mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, and pickle in a large bowl. Add eggs and warm potatoes, carrots and bacon or bacon grease, if desired, and mix well. Add salt to taste. Mix well. Chill 1-2 hours before serving. If the potato salad seems dry, add a couple of tablespoons of milk. Serves 10.
When making potato salad, add the dressing to warm potatoes for the best taste! Warm potatoes will absorb the flavor from the dressing while cool ones will not.
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