World’s Best Potato Salad

I did not come up with the name for this potato salad.  My mom did, which means it’s true – it is the world’s best.  No seriously, it is freakin delicious.  It is the perfect accompaniment to Mom’s Chicken and Andouille Gumbo.

Potato salad is one of my nonsensical exceptions to my weirdness over mayonnaise.  It pains me to make this dish, which makes me measure a cup of mayo.  Haha.  Mayo just does not belong in most things (party dips, gross).  I have a nacho recipe that calls for mayo – no.  But, mayo has its place, and it’s in this recipe.  Or chicken salad.  Or deviled eggs.  Or very thinly put on a sammich.  Biting into a mayonnaise poboy makes me sad.

Anyway, back to this recipe.  It is soooo good that I don’t care if there’s a jar of mayo in it.  A lot of seasoning is put into it.  Right after I mixed the seasoning in, I tasted it and thought it was overpowering.  Just let the seasoning soak into the potatoes and eggs for a little bit, and it’s fantastic.   Finally, this makes a good bit of potato salad (at least 10 servings).

World’s Best Potato Salad

  • 6 medium red potatoes
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 T mustard (plain yellow kind)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise

Boil potatoes and eggs together, removing eggs from boiling water after 10 minutes. Cut eggs in half and remove yolks. Dice egg whites and put in bowl with parsley, onions, celery.

Remove potatoes after 45 min (or when potato easily breaks with a fork) and peel under cool water. Dice potatoes into 1 inch cubes and toss with above ingredients. In a separate bow, mix egg yolks (which i crumbled in my hands first), mustard, mayo and powdered seasonings. Mix with potatoes, etc. Check for additional salt, if needed.  Serve at room temp or fridge-cold, per your preference.

Try to make this enough ahead of time to let the potato salad sit for a couple hours for the seasonings to soak in.  I did this in the fridge but then let the potato salad return to room temp before serving because duh.

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