3 Southern-Style Potato Salads
Summer barbecues and picnics aren’t complete without a tasty helping of potato salad. Try one of these variations on a Southern classic for Memorial Day weekend.
See more: 14 Tasty Potato Salad Recipes
Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad
Bragging rights for this flavor-packed, perfectly balanced favorite (from Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook) go to Blair Hobbs of Oxford, Mississippi.
5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
4 large hard-cooked eggs, peeled
1 tablespoon table salt
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 cup sweet salad cube pickles, drained
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
1 to 2 tsp. celery salt
4 drops of hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1. Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover 20 minutes or until tender; drain and cool 15 minutes. Peel potatoes, and place in a large bowl. Add eggs, and chop mixture into bite-size pieces. Sprinkle with salt; toss to coat.
2. Stir together mayonnaise and next 13 ingredients; gently stir into potato mixture. Sprinkle with paprika; add black pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 2 days.
See how we make it: Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad
Big Daddy’s Grilled Blue Cheese-and-Bacon Potato Salad
Grilling the potatoes in an easy-to-fold aluminum foil packet adds a subtle note of smoky flavor–plus it makes cleanup a breeze.
3 pounds baby red potatoes, cut in half
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Place potatoes in a single layer in center of a large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bring up foil sides over potatoes; double fold top and side edges to seal, making 1 large packet.