If you love deviled eggs and creamy American potato salad, you will love this potato salad! It's great for a parties, picnics or holiday table spreads. Don't let looks deceive you though, it's not as heavy and over mayonnaisey as you might think. It actually has a lot less mayo than most traditional potato salads, but not lacking on flavor one bit.
Creamy Bold Dressing
Believe it or not, I've actually never been a big fan of very mayonnaisey potato salads; my husband on the other hand is. He grew up in the Mid West where it seems like every dish is heavy and loaded with mayo and too much butter. I know this salad looks like it's loaded with mayo, but in the whole salad I only use ⅓ cup of mayo which is pretty low compared to a lot of American potato salad recipes I've seen with at least 1 whole cup of mayo for about this much potato.
Now, you could almost say I've fooled my husband with this salad because he absolutely LOVES this salad. I've finally made one he whole hardheartedly approves of without the ridiculous amount of mayo. He's complained in the past when I've tried to make American potato salads and skimped on the mayo simply because I thought it was way too much for me to even remotely enjoy. I've had a few in my time homemade or store bought that I simply couldn't stomach. This potato salad on the other hand finally has the perfect proportions for all of us to really enjoy, including our boys! Success!
What's the Secret?
The dressing. This dressing is lower in mayo, but still creamy and flavorful because the half of the creaminess comes from the egg yolks, lemon juice and pickle juice. It might sound like an odd combination to some, but let me tell you, it's outstanding. I don't usually toot my own horn, but I can't help it with this one. I finally made the perfect American potato salad we can all enjoy and my guests who have tried it I'm pretty sure would agree as well.
Give this easy to make salad a try for your next gathering and let me know how it turns out for you.Print