Potato Salad Recipe

American Comfort Food Tradition

Restaurant Recipe for Potato Salad

Ah, yes ... Potato Salad and A Fabulous Potato Salad Recipe! An American institution for sure. Truly a real American comfort food.

What is extra special about a really good basic salad with potatoes is that it goes with so many other food items.

This restaurant recipe for potato salad has been “tested” by thousands of restaurant customers (guests) for over 20 years. They really like it. This is a very popular restaurant potato salad.

Different kinds of potatoes "behave" differently when cooked, mostly because of their starch content.

I think the best potatoes for potato salads are Yellow Finn potatoes, new potatoes, red-skinned potatoes, white round potatoes, and purple potatoes.

At the restaurant I use either red potatoes or new potatoes.

Traditional Potato Salad Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Potato Salad

Preparation time: 1 hour. 8-10 servings, depending on size of each.


  • 2 1/2 pounds of potatoes, boiled (or baked and peeled)
  • 3 stalks of celery, diced
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon, diced
  • 3 sliced green onions, or to taste
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt (or sea salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper (or to taste)



  • Dice cooked potatoes and combine with celery, eggs and bacon
  • Combine dressing ingredients well, then add dressing to potato mixture
  • Adjust salt a little at a time if needed

Enjoy this restaurant potato salad and the company of those you share it with! With real restaurant recipes, you can cook with confidence and style.


"Happiness is like potato salad. When shared with others, it's a picnic."

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