Introduction: Arkansas Potato Salad


Potato salad is a great side dish for family BBQ or just a family dinner. This recipe comes from my family. I am a really picky eater which is why some steps are optional. You can always make it your own by adding different ingredients to it. This is a classic dish.


  • 5 Russet Potatoes
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • ½ cup Relish *sweet or dill*
  • 3 tablespoon mustard
  • 1and 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • *OPTIONAL* ½ yellow onion


  • 2-quart cooking pot
  • sauce pot
  • potato peeler
  • knife
  • tablespoon
  • strainer
  • large bowl

Step 1: Prepare the Potatoes

  • Rinse potatoes
  • Peel potatoes with potato peeler
  • Dice potatoes in 1-inch cubes with knife
  • Put potatoes in 2-quart cooking pot

Step 2: Cook the Potatoes

  • Add enough water to cover potatoes
  • Boil for 15 minutes on medium to high heat (Potatoes should be tender but firm)

Step 3: Cook the Eggs

  • Add water to cover eggs in the sauce pot
  • Boil for 5 minutes on medium to high heat
  • Set eggs in ice water for 5 minutes after boiling

Step 4: *OPTIONAL* Add Yellow Onion

  • Peel yellow onion
  • Dice onion in 1/8-inch cubes with knife
  • Add to large bowl

Step 5: Drain Water From Potatoes and Eggs

  • Drain water from potatoes using a strainer and put in large bowl
  • Drain water (after ice bath) from eggs and peel the eggs

Step 6: Dice the Eggs

  • Dice egg into ¼ inch cubes with knife
  • Add to large bowl

Step 7: Add Other Ingredients

  • Add in ½ cup relish
  • Add in 3 tablespoon mustard
  • Add in 1and 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Optional*Add in ½ onion

Step 8: Stir Together

  • Stir all ingredient together using tablespoon

Step 9: Serve the Potato Salad

  • Chill in fridge for 1 hour OR serve warm
  • *OPTIONAL* add pickle to garnish