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This All American Potato Salad was so simple to put together and so ridiculously delicious, I can’t wait to make more.
Since I have about 54 BBQ’s to go to this summer, I’m seriously planning to bring this All American Potato Salad to EVERY one of them. LOL!
All American Potato Salad
When I was a kid, my grandma would make something like this All American Potato Salad, but it seemed more mustardy and had pecans and grapes–not my thing.
Also, it took forever to make.
I hate when a recipe takes too long–even if I’m making a lot of it for a lot of people, it should still be quick, right?!
But this potato salad recipe is so simple and even in large batches, it comes together pretty quick.
That’s is way more up my alley.
Also, bell peppers are more my speed, and the bell pepper in this recipe is what makes this really unique.
I love bell peppers–especially raw ones like in this recipe.
It seems like anything with bell peppers is better.
The toughest part, for me, when putting this together, was finding the time to peel and cut-up all the potatoes. Because I do not like skin-on in my tater salad.
My cousin does that–blegh.
But it takes a while to skin all of them.
So, you can leave the skins on if you want–but I do not.
Then, once the potatoes are boiled, it’s just chopping up a little onion and bell pepper, which is simple enough.
Unless you don’t like chopping, but I don’t mind that–it’s not peeling. LOL!
And then comes the best part. Mixing it all together.
It’s like that moment when you’re painting or making something and it finally comes together.
All the smells surrounding you of that final product. Mmmm…
And, while the potatoes are still steaming is the best time to really enjoy your potato salad taste-test. Just to make sure you got all the flavors balanced right.
You know, because you have to make sure.
If you’re excited to make this yummy side dish, but don’t have a bell pepper on hand, be sure to pin it to your favorite BBQ board on Pinterest.
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- 5 pounds Idaho Potatoes
- 2 cups mayonnaise
- 1/2 small onion diced
- 1 Green Pepper seeded and diced
- ¼ cup Sweet Relish (optional) adds a sweetness
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- Peel and dice potatoes. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, boiling potatoes
- for about 20 minutes or until fork tender.
- In a large bowl, combine chopped potatoes, mayonnaise, chopped onion,
- green pepper, and relish.
- Season with salt pepper and celery salt.
- Mix well. Cover, and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524 Total Fat: 33g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 27g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 898mg Carbohydrates: 52g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 5g Protein: 6g