Amy's Potato Salad

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Amy Garrett


  • 4 lbs potatoes – any will work , young reds taste the best and are tender
  • 6 eggs to hard boil
  • Basic dressing:
  • 1.5 cups mayo (you may need more)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp dill relish
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch dill weed
  • pinch cayenne powder
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Make the morning or night before you need this to let the potatoes and eggs cool and flavors combine.
  • Mix together all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl, cover and refrigerate to let flavors combine.
  • Start a big pot of water to boil, I use my pressure cooker (sans lid). Peel potatoes if you don’t like skins and cut into slightly larger then bite size pieces. Add potatoes to boiling water, let cook about 10 minutes or until they look a little translucent and break apart with a fork (don’t over cook or you’ll have mashed potato salad).
  • While potatoes are cooking, add eggs to a small or medium size pan, cover with COLD water, set on stove. I cook them about 17 minutes from putting on the stove, or 12 minutes from boiling. I do not add anything to the water.
  • Drain potatoes, carefully put into large bowl, put into fridge.Every 30 minutes, carefully and with a big spoon, stir the potatoes (bringing the bottom pieces to the top).
  • When the time is up on the eggs, place the pot in the sink and run cold water over them for at least 2-3 minutes. This should cool them enough to handle. Peel immediately to have the best results. Put the whole eggs in a bowl, then into the fridge.
  • After 2 hours, chop the eggs, and mix into the dressing. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and mix carefully. The more gentle you are the less potato breakage you’ll have. If it seems “dry”, add more mayo. Let set at least 2-3 hours, covered, in the fridge, then serve.


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I love new potato salad recipes, and am always on the look out for them. Thanks for sharing, I hope to give this one a try someday soon.


Nancy Bond

Yum! One of my favourite dishes and we don’t save it just for summer. :) This looks especially good. (I love your new template, by the way!)