Liven up your picnic side dishes with Amish Potato Salad – a twist on traditional potato salad with a creamy dressing using yellow mustard, vinegar, and a little bit of sugar.
With the season of potato salad upon us, my craving for Amish Potato Salad is back. But first, let me back up a minute. What is Amish Potato Salad? It’s a twist on classic potato salad where you add yellow mustard, vinegar, and sugar to your mayonnaise based dressing. It’s a bit sweeter than most potato salads, but the mustard and vinegar help balance it out so it’s not too sweet to serve. Growing up I wasn’t a huge fan of mayo-heavy salads, but adding mustard really changed my mind. I also know most of you agree with me as my Amish Macaroni Salad is one of my most popular recipes, even when it’s not summer (macaroni salad in December? Why not!). Now it’s time to bring you my potato salad recipe. Serve up this Amish Potato Salad for your summer picnics, and I guarantee it’ll be the star of side dishes.
The key to any great potato salad? It’s right there in the name – the potato. I used Idaho® russet potatoes, which you can easily identify by the “Grown In Idaho” seal. Idaho potatoes are different than other russets because of the way they are grown. Their growing methods leads to a better tasting potato with a low moisture content, which means more potato, less water. And with this Amish Potato Salad, you definitely want to use the best potatoes.
- 1 pound Idaho® potatoes, peeled and cubed (roughly 2 large potatoes)
- 2 carrots, peeled and grated
- 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Once boiling, add the potatoes. Cook until soft but not overdone, roughly 10-12 minutes. Drain and cool 15 minutes.
- In a large bowl, add the potatoes, carrots, eggs, celery, and onion.
- In another bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sugar, paprika, and salt. Pour over the potato mixture and stir together. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Dust with paprika before serving, if desired.
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