Classic Potato Salad

Serious Eats

Ready in: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Gluten Free
Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 3 ribs celery, finely diced (about 1 cup)
    Produce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cornichons (see note)
    Canned and Jarred
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, washed and minced (optional)
    Produce;Spices and Seasonings
  • Fresh ground black pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • Kosher salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
    Condiments
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
    Produce
  • 6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, divided
    Ethnic Foods;Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • 4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch cubes
    Produce
  • 4 scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup, optional)
    Produce
  • 1/4 cup sugar, divided
    Baking
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard (more or less to taste
    Condiments

Steps

  • Add 2 quarts water to large saucepan.
  • Add potatoes, 2 tablespoons kosher salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons vinegar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes and transfer to rimmed baking sheet.
  • Spread into even layer, then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons vinegar. Allow to cool to room temperature, about thirty minutes.
  • Combine remaining sugar, remaining vinegar, celery, onion, scallion (if using), parsley (if using), pickles, mustard, and mayonnaise in large bowl. Stir with rubber spatula to combine. Fold in potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and rest in fridge for at least 1 hour and up to three days before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 910.6  cal  (45.53%)
  • Fat: 53.2  g  (81.84%)
  • Saturated Fat: 8.36  g  (52.27%)
  • Carbohydrates: 99.29  g  (33.1%)
  • Sugar: 18.37  g  (20.42%)
  • Cholesterol: 29.4  mg  (9.8%)
  • Sodium: 888.76  mg  (38.64%)
  • Protein: 11.47  g  (22.95%)
  • Vitamin K: 220.93  µg  (210.41%)
  • Vitamin B6: 1.63  mg  (81.49%)
  • Potassium: 2068.9  mg  (59.11%)
  • Vitamin C: 35.57  mg  (43.12%)
  • Manganese: 0.85  mg  (42.67%)
  • Fiber: 7.47  g  (29.86%)
  • Magnesium: 118.56  mg  (29.64%)
  • Phosphorus: 293.08  mg  (29.31%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.43  mg  (28.61%)
  • Copper: 0.53  mg  (26.55%)
  • Iron: 4.73  mg  (26.26%)
  • Vitamin B3: 4.95  mg  (24.76%)
  • Folate: 93.91  µg  (23.48%)
  • Vitamin E: 2.54  mg  (16.96%)
  • Vitamin B5: 1.62  mg  (16.24%)
  • Vitamin A: 623.72  IU  (12.47%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.2  mg  (11.87%)
  • Zinc: 1.63  mg  (10.86%)
  • Calcium: 99.56  mg  (9.96%)
  • Selenium: 6.37  µg  (9.1%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.08  µg  (1.4%)

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