How To: Make potato salad

Make potato salad

Potato salad is the perfect summertime party dish. And it's pretty easy to make. You can make it for a small group or large party fest, but one thing's for sure… you'll be the hit of the bash. Even be the guest of the hour at your next picnic or pot luck with this delicious potato salad.

You Will Need
* 3 pounds peeled potatoes
* Kosher salt
* 1 c. mayonnaise
* 1/4 c. buttermilk
* 4 tablespoons Dijon or spicy mustard
* Freshly ground black pepper
* 1/2 c. chopped celery
* 1/2 c. chopped onion
* Russet or red potatoes (optional)
* Hard-boiled eggs (optional)
* Paprika (optional)

Step 1: Boil potatoes
Bring the potatoes and 2 tablespoons of kosher salt to boil in a large pot. Then lower the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until they're easily pierced with a fork.

If you use red or Yukon gold potatoes, you may prefer to leave them unpeeled.

Step 2: Steam potatoes
Drain the potatoes in a colander. Place the colander of potatoes in the pot and cover the pot with a kitchen towel. Let the potatoes steam for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 3: Make dressing
Stir together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, dill, and a teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a bowl.

Step 4: Cut potatoes and add vegetables
Quarter the potatoes and put them in a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and then add the celery and red onion, 2 more teaspoons of salt, and another teaspoon of pepper.

Step 5: Mix potato salad
Toss everything together, cover the bowl, and put the potato salad in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to let the flavors blend together.

Try garnishing your potato salad with sliced hard-boiled eggs sprinkled with paprika.

Step 6: Serve your potato salad
Refrigerate the potato salad and serve it cold as a side dish at your next picnic or potluck. Don't be surprised if you get asked for the recipe.

One serving of potatoes provides 45 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C.

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