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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Deviled Egg Potato Salad

    I am definitely still in cookout mode.  It is so much fun to stare down a three day weekend and think about the possibilities.  One day really does make a ton of difference, doesn't it?  The extra day in the weekend and the fact that there is a holiday makes it seem like we really need to take advantage.  Of course summer holidays mean firing up the grill.  I asked Matt what he wanted to do this weekend and his answer was "grill something." Easy enough, I suppose.



   So, I figured we'd get the weekend started off right.  He grilled some burgers and I made one of his favorite summer sides, potato salad.  His other favorite side dish is deviled eggs.  I hardly ever make them for him because they never turn out like I want them to.  I can peel plenty of pretty hard boiled eggs until I want to use them for deviled eggs, then I am a hot mess.  So instead I usually make deviled egg inspired dishes instead.  Deviled Egg Dip was a fun way to get the flavor without the pressure. And Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad is delicious, but Matt generally doesn't go for cold pasta. Of course my favorite is Deviled Egg Cake Balls, but Matt doesn't share my sweet tooth! (Weirdo!)



   So, I decided to combine two of his favorites.  The taste of deviled eggs without the egg peeling pressure mixed into a delicious and easy potato salad.  I like to quickly rinse the potatoes and then boil them whole.  If they have a nice tender skin, I just chop them and move on.  If I want to peel them, it is so easy to do once they are cooked.  Just cut them in bite sized pieces and the skins slip right off.  Then all that's left to do is whip up a quick dressing and stir in the eggs.  Of course this is a great make-ahead for a party and a wonderful dish for a potluck.

    What are your favorite summer side dishes?


Deviled Egg Potato Salad
serves about 20 people

Ingredients:

10 medium potatoes
1 cup mayonnaise
3 T mustard
3 T vinegar
2 T sugar
3 T sweet pickle relish
1 tsp each of salt, pepper and paprika
12 hard boiled eggs
Optional: chives and/or additional paprika for serving

  1. Wash the potatoes and place in a large pot of water.  Bring to a boil and continue boiling until potatoes are cooked through and are easily pierced with the tip of a knife, about 15-20 minutes.  Allow to cool completely, then cut into bite sized pieces and remove skin if desired.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sugar, pickle relish, salt, pepper and paprika.  Stir in chunks of potato and stir to coat. 
  3. Chop 11 eggs, reserving 1 for garnish.  Stir chopped eggs into potato salad. Chill until ready to serve.  It is best to chill for a couple of hours to let all of the flavors meld, but that isn't necessary in a pinch.
  4. Before serving, top with slices of remaining egg and garnish.

This recipe is shared at Meal Plan Monday

29 comments:

  1. Yummy! What a great idea. Potato salad is one of my all-time faves. I am loving your pictures!

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    1. Thanks, Michele! Your potato salad is still on my list of things to make! I hope you are having a great 4th!

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  2. This combo sounds really good! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday; I pinned your recipe to our party board!

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    1. It really is delicious! Thank you so much!

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  3. This sounds SO tasty! :)

    I'd love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J

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  4. Yum! This looks awesome. I just love deviled eggs! Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-up Party. Hope you are having a great week!

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    1. Me too, I don't like making them all that much so this is a good compromise! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  5. These are two of my favorites, too! Gonna have to try this! Thanks for linking up at our Tips & Tricks Link Party!

    Jessica
    My Life by Jess

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    1. I hope you love it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Carlee, you are like a mind reader, I swear! I just had a salad like this at my husband's family reunion, and it was so good. The hubby remarked how much he loved that the salad tasted like deviled eggs, and told me to "get a recipe for a salad like that". LOL. I'll definitely be trying this! :-)

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    1. Ha! Perfect timing! I hope you both love it. It sounds like it should be on the short list! Have a great weekend!

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  7. This will be perfect at our next cookout! Thanks for linkin' up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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    1. I hope you love it! Thanks, Karly!

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  8. Perfect for a crowd, Carlee and I love both egg salad and potato salad so this is the best of both worlds!!

    Mollie

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    1. It is my new favorite potato salad! Thanks, Mollie!

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  9. This will be delicious Potato Salad, which we will love! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. It really is good, Miz Helen! I hope you give it a try!

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  10. WOW! LOVE your amazing thinking! This sounds just wonderful...can't wait to try it. Thanks a million for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck...keep 'em coming!

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    1. Thanks, Marsha! I hope you love it! I love coming to your potluck each week.

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  11. Oh you've done it again! I love deviled eggs and I love potato salad. How did you know? This sounds so good and my family would love it too. I can kill two birds with one stone and make everybody happy. I'll make sure that I let them know it was your idea!

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    1. Ha! I knew they were your favorites, that's why I made it for you!

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  12. Sounds so good! Giving my mom the link to your recipe! My husband continues to protest hard boiled eggs in anything, so I just enjoy them at my parents house :)

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    1. Aw man, he's missing out! (and we finally found a food where our husbands disagree!)

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    2. Haha! Guess they couldn't be alike on all tastes!

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    3. There was bound to be something!

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  13. Oooh - I love both potato salad and egg salad so this is GENIUS! Can't wait to try it. Popping over from the Country Fair Blog Party to say hello!

    Lara

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    1. Me too! This is the best of both worlds. Thank you so much!

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  14. Classic, like my Grandma's Love it! A really good Potato Salad is a lost art these days! Thanks for posting such a great one at Country fair blog party! Love it! Jan

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    1. There is something about a really good homemade potato salad that is hard to beat. Thanks for hosting and for stopping by!

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