Thursday 21 May 2009

Potato Salad

Potato salad is my favourite evening meal on summer days. As the British weather deigned to be a little bit kind, and now that Jersey Royals are in season, out came my salad bowl too. This recipe is from my lovely mom-in-law, who is also a brilliant Scrabble mediator. Pity she lives all the way in Canada.

Its a really easy salad, if you're using bought mayo, which imo, is fine when you're trying to save time. If you've made your own mayo, so much the better. I love the bite that the horseradish/ English mustard gives to the salad, and the lemon juice just joins up all the dots. The chives are from my patio, for some reason they refuse to die out :-)

This salad is great with only eggs as well. I like a combination of both taters and eggs.


500g Jersey Royals, scrubbed, cut into bite sized pieces if big, otherwise leave them whole
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
About 150ml mayonnaise
About a teaspoon, or more if you like (I like!) of horseradish or hot English mustard
1 tbsp or to taste, lemon juice
Salt and pepper to season
Snmall bunch fresh chives or substitute spring onions, finely chopped


Boil the potatoes until tender.

In a bowl, gently mix together the potatoes, eggs, mayonnaise, horseradish or mustard.

Season to taste. Add the lemon juice and adjust the seasoning.

Snip the chives over the salad and fold in.

Serve with a bbq, or as part of a summer meal.


  1. I love potato salad myself and this looks a nice tasting recipe and makes my mouth water.
    I sometimes use apples and gherkins as contrasting flavours and mouthfeel (crunch, sweet and sour) in the potato salad, or make it with warm bacon oil and crisp bacon pieces cooled to room temperature.
    Having seen your recipe and picture it makes me dream of BBQ. In fact since the weather is really nice in Scotland and I have a rare weekend off I probably will make a potato salad myself and might post some photos on my blog.
    Do you make your own mayo with the salad?

  2. Thanks :-) There's always something so summery, yet comforting about potato salad isn't there? I normally make my own mayo using this recipe from Mat Follas' blog. Its dead easy and tastes awesome. But when I am in a hurry, or just want to put together a easy meal, I use store bought. I found a nice organic one in Asda once, which was quite nice.

    Please do put the pics on your blog, I’d love someone else’s take on how the salad tastes. Just popped into your blog, btw, love what I’ve seen so far :-)

  3. PS - The recipe link!



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