Red Potato Salad: Southern Style With Red Skin Potatoes

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Red potato salad using red skin potatoes is amazing with this easy southern style version with those super tender red potatoes.

Red potato salad

Are you ready to take your potato salad game to the next level? Look no further! In this guide, I’ll show you how to create a mouthwatering red potato salad. Whether it’s for a backyard barbecue, potluck, or just a weekday meal, this recipe is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Using only the freshest ingredients, we’ll teach you the step-by-step process of making this irresistible dish. Switching from traditional russet potatoes, red potatoes are far more tender with a buttery taste that’s very noticeable in the potato salad.

This recipe is packed with flavor and features a combination of zesty ingredients that will elevate your potato salad to new heights with the perfect combo of salt, fat, acid and sweetness. And don’t worry if you’re not a seasoned chef these instructions are made for a child to follow.

So why wait? It’s time to bring some pizzazz to your next meal with a new way with making a red potato salad versus the original. Let’s get started!

How To Make A Red Potato Salad

Ingredients needed

  • Red potaties
  • Eggs
  • Mayo
  • White vinegar
  • Mustard
  • Sweet relish
  • Salt & black pepper

Quick tip before starting

Potato salad is normally a recipe that is tasted as you go along to get things just right. I strongly recommend weighing out the potatoes and not guessing. All the ingredients with the exceptions of the salt and pepper are added to work in balance in this red potato salad.

Red potato salad

Making the potato salad using red skin potatoes

  1. First, you need to boil the eggs and the potatoes, do not remove the skin before boiling. Boil the eggs and peel them. For the potatoes, once they are done boiling place them in cold water so they are a little cooler to handle.
  2. Now, you can roughly cut the potatoes. For the recipe photos I removed the red skin but you can leave the skin if you’d like. But, you’ll need to remove the skin before cutting the potatoes.
  3. Chop up the eggs and add them into the bowl with the potatoes.
  4. Next, add in the white vinegar and mix everything so the potatoes can soak up some of the vinegar. Then, add in the mayo and mustard. Mix everything together.
  5. Lastly, fold in the sweet relish and then add salt and pepper to taste.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What makes red potatoes better than russet potatoes for potato salad?

Potatoes come not only in different varieties but textures and taste as well. Russet potatoes are very starchy where red potatoes are less starchy. This means the russet will produce a bit rougher bite but this is also why they make great French fries. For red potato salad, red potatoes have a very smooth and tender texture that makes a very velvety mouth feel when eating.

Can I eat the skins on the red potatoes?

Yes you can! In the recipe I did peel the skins but it is not needed. The skin itself has nutrients but it doesn’t add much flavor in my personal opinion.

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Red potato salad

Red Potato Salad

Red potato salad using red skin potatoes is amazing with this easy southern style version with those super tender red potatoes.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sweet relish
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, you need to boil the eggs and the potatoes, do not remove the skin before boiling. Boil the eggs and peel them. For the potatoes, once they are done boiling place them in cold water so they are a little cooler to handle.
  • Now, you can roughly cut the potatoes. For the recipe photos I removed the red skin but you can leave the skin if you'd like. But, you'll need to remove the skin before cutting the potatoes.
  • Chop up the eggs and add them into the bowl with the potatoes.
  • Next, add in the white vinegar and mix everything so the potatoes can soak up some of the vinegar. Then, add in the mayo and mustard. Mix everything together.
  • Lastly, fold in the sweet relish and then add salt and pepper to taste.
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