Mama's Potato Salad
This is a recipe my boyfriend's mother always made for him growing up. I made it, at his request, for his birthday, and it was a huge hit at the party!
This is a recipe my boyfriend's mother always made for him growing up. I made it, at his request, for his birthday, and it was a huge hit at the party!
This is a really delicious potato salad, especially with the background flavor from the horseradish and the kick from the freshly ground black pepper. I added celery (in equal amount to the onion) and some fresh dill. I also used equal parts honey mustard and deli mustard, instead of the yellow mustard; the honey mustard cuts the tang of the horseradish a bit and provides a really nice flavor. Thanks for the dish!Read More
This is a really delicious potato salad, especially with the background flavor from the horseradish and the kick from the freshly ground black pepper. I added celery (in equal amount to the onion) and some fresh dill. I also used equal parts honey mustard and deli mustard, instead of the yellow mustard; the honey mustard cuts the tang of the horseradish a bit and provides a really nice flavor. Thanks for the dish!
Made this for the family and everyone gave it great reviews. To me though, it was just missing a little something. It was a very good potato salad and kept wonderfully for leftovers, but... The horseradish does give it an unexpected flavor and is a good addition.
1st time making potato salad...Was a hit! I also added crumpled bacon..didn't have fresh horseradish but used horseradish sauce.
This salad was great I had a BBQ and it was one of the first things gone. I almost didn't get any thats how fast it went.
Yum, yum, YUM! This is soooo good. I'm not normally a fan of horseradish, but my hubby loves it, and he considers potato salad one of the main food groups. I made this with red potatos, and left out the onion (just don't care for raw onion) used onion powder instead. I diced a whole jar of Klaussen(?)pickle spears to make up for the missing onion.(I think that made a difference, they are very crunchy pickles, yum) Everything else was done as the recipes says, I did try a little with some celery seed on top, and really liked that, too. Not that it needed it, I just love celery seed in my potato salad. Anyway, this will be my new recipe from now on, so delicious. Thanks!
Nice, basic recipe – classic American mayonnaise and mustard based potato salad, just the way Hubs likes it. But it was a little nondescript for me, so I had to tinker with it. I added the optional dill pickle, but I also included some sliced celery for some contrast in texture. To pretty it up a little with some color (and because I hate the aftertaste of raw, white onion) I used sliced green onion. The horseradish was a nice addition, but so subtle that it was barely noticeable, so more could be added with no risk. Rather than salt and pepper I used Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt and even more freshly ground pepper. But most important, I don’t like an overly mayonnaise-y taste, so I cut it with sour cream, to probably a ratio of 50/50. It needed to be a little gushier, so I dribbled in a little half and half, and I expect I’ll have to again tomorrow before I serve it.
Hmm - it was good but I was hoping for a more spicy potatoe salad - I put double the horseradish and no one could tell it was there. Not sure waht the point was. It was good but not what I was looking for - thanks anyway!
This recipe is 'wonderful'! Thank you so much for posting it to All Recipes for others to use and for sharing. Please post more of Mama's Recipes in the future :) Respectfully, URLGURL
thanks so much for this excellent recipe. the pickles and horseradish were a unique twist to plain old potato salad.
I had cook this recipe for my girlfriend. She love it so much she ask me to cook it every night. This recipe is off the chain.
One word for this potato salad, "wow!" My husband is a professional chef and very hard to please. I made this potato salad and when he tried it, his eyes lit up... finally! Thank you so much for this recipe.
This was a very good recipe.I added a few pimentos from my olive jar for a hint of color.
I halved this recipe, using 3 pounds of organic red potatoes. I used just under 3/4 cup of lowfat mayonnaise, I just kept adding it 1/4 cup at a time until it was where it needed to be. I added just a few spices to make the recipe more my own (onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, dill weed, celery seed, fresh ground pepper), I doubled the pickles and I added 1 teaspoon of Frank's Hot Sauce and 1/2 cup 2% shredded cheddar (my boys believe that it's not potato salad unless it has cheese....). Simple and super freaking tasty. I'm doing low carb and I had to stop myself after two bites....it's really THAT good. And I don't really like your typical potato salad! NOTE: Even halved, Husband thought this had too much mustard. I'll cut it down next time.
A classic potato salad that is very nostalgic and very yummy/addictive. Five stars, for both taste and the trip down memory lane.
If you are a fan of mustard-based potato salads, than this is a good one for you! I made this for a 4th of July picnic and everyone loved it. I didn't make many changes either. I did cut the recipe in half because I didn't need 5 lbs of it. The most significant change I made was to cube, and roast the potatoes instead of boiling them. I tossed them in olive oil and seasoned them with sea salt, pepper and dried dill. This not only kept them from getting mushy, but it also gave the dish another layer of flavor because I was able to season the potatoes directly. Also, adding the chopped dill pickles is a must! It brightened up the whole dish. I'm sure I will be making this again.
Fantastic recipe! I added celery, but everything else was according to the recipe. It was a hit with our guests!
This is an excellent potato salad! Made it for our 4th of July barbeque and had so many great comments! And was asked for the recipe by several friends! Thanks
Wow! This tastes just like the potato salad you can buy at the supermarket (except better!) I made a smaller batch so I used half the mayo, half the mustard and 4 eggs. Left out the onions and used onion powder instead. Also saved time and used 1/2 jar of dill pickle relish. Fantastic! Got rave reviews at the BBQ I made this for. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Excellent! My new and permanent potato salad recipe :)
I always read the reviews for a recipe before I make it and I saw quite a few for this saying it was missing something. So after I added the Mayo I put in just about 2 Tbs. spoons of apple cider vinegar I didn't measure it exactly. I thought this made a good addition to this salad !!
One step saver is to boil the eggs with the potatoes. I use sweet pickles. This is a delicious recipe.
WOW, this is awesome! I made only HALF, and after reading the reviews here I made some changes: * Organic new red potatoes were used, NOT peeled * Eggs omitted due to allergy * Green onions instead of white * Chopped celery added in equal amount to onion * Added 1/2 lb. crumbled natural bacon, drained on paper towels and fat removed * Added chopped parsley * Cut the mayo in half * Cut the mustard in half This recipe is tasty and zesty!! I LOVE the flavor imparted by horseradish. Next time I plan to use white onions, as the flavor of the green onions was overshadowed, and omit the parsley. Also I wil make the full amount, as I went through about half of this batch in one sitting!! Thanks for posting this recipe!
I really don't like making potato salad but this one is easy and good. The first time I made it, I made it as is written except left out the pickles. The only people who detected the horse radish were people who didn't like it! The next time I made it, I cut down on the mustard, added celery and substituted sour cream for the horse radish. It might seem like I'm changing the whole recipe but I was inspired by the horseradish to try the sour cream and everyone loved it. Thanks for the recipe.
I only made potato salad one other time in my life (1992) and it was horrible! I was always scared to try to make it again. However, I found this recipe and decided to make it for my sons 2nd birthday party. It was a huge hit! I followed the entire recipe and only had a couple of servings left. I especially felt good since my Mom and great aunt are caterers and they said it was great! Thanks for sharing:)
Delicious! I added more onion, horseradish, pickles and pepper. Next time I would use less mustard and MORE egg, but that's a personal preference.
My husband and teen son loved this, but only 4 stars because I thought the horseradish was a little too strong. It was good.
This is the only recipe that i have found that is close to my moms. I would have asked her how to make it but i lost her a year ago in feb. and i wasnt for sure how she done it. Thank you for having it on here.
This was DELICIOUS! I scaled the recipe back and added in some chopped sweet red pepper that needed to be used and just a little salt, but that was my only change. Great flavor, easy to prepare and super creamy~everything you would want in a potato salad. This is a definate keeper! Thanks for sharing. :)
This was really good and my husband loved it. I scaled it down to a serving of eight since it was just a side with supper. I left out the pickle since it was optional, and I left out the horseradish since my 8-year old really doesn't like it. For the 8-servings, I added one teaspoon of sugar to the mayo/mustard mixture. It was wonderul!
liked everything exept garlic was a little too strong.
This was easy and good, but something was missing and we couldn't figure out what it was.
Made the recipe exactly as called for, like the potatoes cut up before cooking gave a nice shape. Felt like I was eating globs of mayo though. Next time I will use less mayo and half the mustard. Used drained pickle relish instead of regular pickles. Over all though a group pleaser.
I gave it 4 starts because I still had to alter a few ingredients. It was still a phenomenal salad to start with! I modified the salt and used a "Johnny’s" type seasoning. I also increased the horseradish, pickles, and added pickle juice and Worcestershire sauce. yummmm....everyone was raving about this all night!
Finally!! The perfect potato salad! Delicious and so easy to make! I did add some diced radishes for extra color and flavor! This is definately a keeper! Thanks for sharing!
Its good. I didn't have horseradish, so I omitted it, and I poured a little of the dill pickle juice into the potatoes. Its your basic potato salad...perfect in a pinch!
I decided to give this recipe 5 stars because it is good and it is a bit different. The horseradish came through with just the right bite. I used 1/4 cup drained dill pickle relish which had the perfect taste of dill. I think this recipe would also be good with sweet pickles. Thanks!
This was okay. It was easy to make and used ingredients I had on hand. But it lacked flavor and has too much mustard in it.
Everyone really liked it!! I think I used a little too much horseradish sauce cause to me that's all I could taste, but a lot of people didn't really notice. I wished I put in celery (even though I dont like it), and I couldn't put in onion because of allergies, but it worked out well otherwise. Will certainly make again, and now I know what to improve on! Thank you!
This was pretty good. Made this for a graduation party. Used green onions in place of onion for color and flavor, but otherwise followed directions. Thanks for the post.
This was a wonderful change from our regular potato salad. The hint of horseradish flavour is wonderful.
This is very good, but I agree with other reviewers that it needed a little something. I added a couple tablespoons of sugar and it really rounded it out nicely. I would imagine using sweet pickle relish instead of the dill pickles would have a similar effect.
Tasty! Halved the recipe, and only added one finely chopped celery stalk for crunch. I think this is my new go-to potato salad recipe!
This potato salad is sooo good! I had a hard time putting it in the fridge to chill before I ate it all! Loved it. Thanks for sharing
Use Miracle Whip instead of mayo. More Zing. mayo is so so bland in everything.Always use it instead of mayo in all my recipes.
Awesome recipe! This is so close to my own recipe, it is astonishing. One thing...I don't consider the dill pickles to be 'optional'...they are a must. Also, I don't think I use a full 2 cups of mayonnaise when I make mine, but I DO add one incredible ingredient that makes it 'to die for'...BACON! For this volume, I think that 6-8 slices, cooked crisp, would make this the 'going away' best.
This was very good but I actually thought the other potato salad recipe on this site, Southern Potato Salad was better, thus the 4 stars. That one has garlic and I think that gives it a nice boost. This one has a more mustardy taste and a slight (very slight) zing from the horseradish. Quite a nice recipe as well.
I made this for a party and it was easily the BEST potato salad there. Loved it and will definitely make it again!
Very good! Loved this recipe! I used sliced potatoes and sliced egg. Next time I would reduce the mustard some.
Made this today for a mother's day dinner and the first time making potato salad. Followed most of the recipe. Used only 4 lbs. potatoes, 1/2 a small onion, 4 hard boiled eggs, 8 baby dill pickles and omitted the salt since the pickles were salty. I added chives and 1 teaspoon of dried mustard. I liked the little zip that the horseradish gave. Everyone liked it and had little left over. Might have to add bacon bits the next time I make this.
Very good potato salad! Be sure to use real mayonaise...I tried light mayo the second time I made it and it ended up in the garbage. We also like to use onion powder in place of the onion. My husband has "texture issues" with some foods and didn't like the way the onion felt in his mouth.
This was very tastey!
A definite keeper. Excellent potato salad. I pretty much followed recipe but added more horseradish because I like it and added more dill pickle. Next time may add chopped celery and chopped radish for crunch (and because that's what my mommy did).
Awesome! Great rich taste and perfect texture. I love the hint of spice and big potato chunks. I was shocked at the amount of mustard but obeyed the recipe and was glad I did later! I will totally make this again!
I made this recipe today and my grouchy husband said, "Why can't you just make the good old fashioned potato salad?" I followed the recipe as written and it was delicious. He even liked it. It was good old fashioned mustard potato salad with a twist.
This is the only potato salad that I make. I don't change anything. My kids love it. It is always a hit!
Wonderful potato salad! The horseradish doesn't overpower any of the tastes yet gives it just a bit of zing. Thank you!
I would add a couple more pickles...but that's because I love 'em!!
This was hands down the best Potato Salad I have ever made. My sister even insisted on taking some of it home with her. So glad I saw this recipe! Will definately make this dish again.
Good but as at least one other reviewer mentioned, the horseradish doesn't provide quite the kick that you might hope for. I'll probably use this recipe again, but amp up the horseradish, and probably either use spicy mustard or amp up the horseradish a bit. :)
omitted the pickles and added a bit of sugar in its place.
I made almost exactly as written except in half since there are only 2 in our family. I did add half sour cream for half the mayo and kept the horse radish at 2 T. I also used green onions instead of white and dijon mustard and it is delicious. My new favorite.
I tripled this recipe for 40+ people. My MOM wanted the mustard potato salad and I am not all that fond of mustard, so I went online to make sure I did it right. I loved the horseradish kick! I did add red wine vinegar and paprika to the top for looks! Totally worth the prep! Fabulous!
A nice simple but very tasty recipe, would definatley make this again.
A nice basic potatoe salad, the horse radish was new to me. I added some rosemary for a bit of perk.
I've made this quite a few times, and my kids and all my friends love it! My friend has already requested it for when she vistis from out of town :)
Best I have ever made, My Husband loved it. I will be making it again. Thank you for a great potato salad
I just made this to eat with our grilled brisket for the Superbowl game Sunday. I sampled it and it taste wonderful! I made it exactly as written,except added one stalk of chopped celery (because we like it and I needed to use it up)and halved it since there's only two of us. I will have to hide it way in the back of the fridge till then!! lol We will serve it with baked beans & a few hot wings too. Can't wait!! ;)
The whole family loved this!!
It's so easy to make and the kids love it!
Just a hint.......if you boil potaoes in their jacket they are soooo much tastier. Simply boil them whole till tender, cool until you can easily handle them and peel the skins off. Depends on your kitchen experience as to whether it takes a wee bit longer to peel them this way, but if you try it once, you'll notice a BIG difference in the flavor. Also I don't add pickles of any kind to potato salad, but that's just to MY liking.
Really good. Totally tastes like my mothers. The only thing is that I had to use less mustard, besides that well worth making.
i have never made potato salad before and it turned out pretty stinkin good. my 5 yo. love it. and my husband thought it was great. i didn't add horseradish sauce but I DID add the pickles! mmm mmm good!
only feeding for two so I used 4 russet potatos, half of a small onion, 2 eggs, i mixed spicey brown mustard and mayo to taste. I am not a big fan of horseradish and didn't have any, so i nixed that. It came out so good I was full before dinner.
I finally found a potato salad that I could make that was delicious. I made 5lbs yesterday for memorial day just for my family, and it was gone the same day, even my husband liked it. I will use this recipe everytime, the only thing I did different was add celery, and I didn't have any horseradish, but I will try it with that next time.
This was delicious! I used a handful or so of dried minced onion because we don't like the big chunks of fresh onion on our potato salad. I also used regular salt in place of sea salt and I used 3 T of dill relish. I have an egg allergy that does not allow me to eat eggs unless they are baked into something, so I had to leave those out and it was still the best potato salad I've ever had! Next time, I'll add a tablespoon or two of pickle juice as well.
nope not yet!! i think ill jst have to try this one out at home!!
Hit of the BBQ. So often potato salad is bland but this one isn't at all. Very flavorful and everyone loved it. Next time for my own tastes I may put a bit more of the yellow mustard in but this recipe is a keeper.
Omitted the horseradish. Used basic recipe and added my own ingredients in addition to those in the recipe.
DELICIOUS!! I used about 1/2 red potatoes (I don't bother pealing potatoes when I cook with them... adds color and texture!) and 1/2 turnips in the pot to boil; both chopped the same size. I also omitted the mustard, horsey sauce and the dill pickles, subbing a 1/4 c (or so -- eye-balled it!) of relish... and added dried rosemary at the same time as the onions (so marry the flavors...) This recipe is a great recipe to play with! I'm sure I'll make it differently next time - I'm an experimental cook ;-) It's in the fridge now, but my MIL, DH and hubby's uncle all tasted it and said it was great! There's a container of potato salad in the fridge from the grocery store.... may be taking that back (bc it's full of HFCS and preservatives -- yuck-o!) If it's anything less than rave reviews: I'll update here... I'm assuming the flavors will only get much better in the fridge!!
This is excellent. We always made ours just like this only used sweet pickle relish instead of dill pickles and put about 1/4 cup sugar in it. Love this one.
My favorite potato salad recipe yet! I made once without the eggs and it wasn't as good. Put the eggs in for the yummiest salad yet!
I halved this recipe for dinner. I doubled the mustard, omitted the horseradish and used 1/4 C. sweet relish in place of the dill pickles. (Putting the eggs and onions in the food processor gave them the perfect consistency.) This was wonderful with the substitutions for my taste. Just like the deli's.
Simple and delicious! I've made it several times for family BBQ's and always get high praise. The only thing I do differently is omit the horseradish because it's not something I ever have on hand.
I'm always looking for a great recipe for potato salad. Adding horseradish to potato salad was genius. I didn't change a thing and I added the optional pickles. Definitely a keeper!
This was wonderful. The horseradish added a great zip to an old time favorite.
I love potato salad and this recipe is a keeper!! I used red potatoes and dijon mustard because that is what I had in the house, and it came out great! I will continue making my other recipe for potato salad also, but this is definitely staying in my recipe box for future use. :-)
I loved this potato salad!
nuh uh. good but not my personal fave. comes out tangy and spicy and sour-y. You might like it fine.
The best potato salad, hands down!!! Anytime I bring it anywhere, it's gone!!!
I have been searching for the right potato salad recipe and this by far won my taste buds over! I have made it with and without the chopped dill pickles. Loved it both ways!
Good! Liked the horseradish. Used Miracle Whip instead of mayo. Added celery and onion; didn't add pickle but it would probably be good to add both dill and sweet.
Very delicious recipe! I used a combo of yukon gold and red potaotes. some were peeled and some weren't. I didn't use any eggs because I didn't have any. I also replaced the dill pickles for sweet pickles. This was very good! I really liked the kick of the horseradish. Delicious@
Great recipe! I used German mustard and added celery.
I'm very picky about potato salad. There's something about store-bought, that i really don't care for- a strange aftertaste that I can't place. Although this recipe has more mustard than I'm used to, I thought was delish! I think one of the best tips, is adding the onion, salt and pepper, to the hot, drained potatoes. I think it makes the onion more tender.
This is fantastic, I am making this for the second time for a neighbor who tried it at a party and loved it, she asked me to make some for her BBQ! Thanks!!!
A very tasty recipe. Nice & creamy with good flavor. I omitted the pickles & added a few slices of chopped bacon and added some fresh, chopped broccoli I needed to use before it went bad. Everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing :)
I made this for my husband's birthday party bbq and it was a hit. With the egg to potato ratio it was almost like an egg/potato salad. Very tasty.
I leave out the horseraddish and put in fresh dill. Also, I use new red potatoes with the skins on. Perfect! This is how I remember it as a child. Thank you!!!