The Best Potato Salad

This potato salad is a favorite of our oldest son. He loves making it to go with the ribs he smokes on the weekend. It has bacon, pickles, hard boiled eggs, and plenty of mayo for creaminess. We love serving it as soon as I make it while it is still slightly warm.

What you'll need
(1 2/3 cup)
Spicy Brown Mustard
(4 tablespoons)
Dill Pickle Chips
(1 cup)
(12 strips)
Chipotle Garlic Seasoning
(3 tablespoons)
Red Skinned Potatoes
(3 pounds)
1/2 Cup Green Onion
(1/2 cup sliced)
Cut up potatoes and rinse twice with cold water, then bring to boil
Boil eggs for 7 minutes, rinse with cold water and peel
Boil potatoes till cooked but still firm, drain water off and return to pot
Chop pickles
Season potatoes with 1 Tbls seasoning while hot, cover.
Add the cooked bacon!
Add in mixture of mayo and mustard and pickles
Quarter the hard boiled eggs, leaving a few for garnish
Fold in carefully
Adjust seasonings and add extra mayo & mustard if needed
Add in green onion and mix
Ask someone to taste it.
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potato salad in a red pot

The Best Potato Salad

  • Author: theperksofbeingus
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 60
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Ingredients for potato salad:

  • 3 lbs. red skinned potatoes
  • salt
  • 8 eggs
  • 8 strips bacon, chopped and cooked
  • 1 cup dill pickles
  • 1 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbls. Chipotle Garlic Seasoning
  • 4 Tbls. Spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion


Instructions for potato salad:

Place eggs in cold water and bring to a boil. Boil for 7 minutes, and drain. Rinse with cold water for a few minutes.

Cut up bacon into small pieces and brown. Drain off grease by placing on a paper towel. set aside.

Cut up potatoes leaving skin on. If they are small potatoes, quarter them. If they are large potatoes, cut them into pieces about the size of a large walnut. You want them to be roughly the same size so they cook evenly. They will soften when you cook, so don’t make the pieces too small. Rinse 2 times with cold water, then place in a pot and cover with cold water with at least 1 inch of water over the top of potatoes. Β Add a generous amount of salt to water, about a tablespoon. Once water comes to a boil, check potatoes after 5 minutes to see if a fork can go thru easily. You want the potatoes cooked, but still firm, so they do not turn into mush. This can take 5-10 minutes after water boils, depending on the size of the cuts of potatoes. Drain water off of the potatoes once done, and return to pot, season with 1 tablespoon of the chipotle garlic seasoning, and cover.

While potatoes are boiling, peel eggs, and chop pickles, and slice green onions. Quarter all but 2 eggs, leave those in half to place on top of potato salad.

Mix the mayo and mustard in a small bowl.

Add cooked bacon to the potatoes. Then add in the mayo mixture, and pickles. Add in the eggs and fold carefully. Add additional chipolte garlic seasoning and taste. Add in the green onions.

Garnish with a few of the boiled eggs cut in half and a few green onions.



  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: potato salad, bacon, hardboiled eggs, pickles, bbq side dish


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