Friday, March 31, 2023

Potato Salad Recipe - Uses for Dyed Easter Eggs Reviewed

Potato Salad
I love potato salad.  It is one of my favorite side dishes, especially when served with sliced ham.  In fact, I will eat only the potato salad for lunch or dinner.

Because it is so easy to make, I like to use the dyed Easter eggs each year in potato salad.  Plain boiled eggs are likely to sit in our refrigerator and spoil before we eat them.  Therefore, I will make a potato salad with the eggs.  There is no reason to waste them.

While it might seem sad to crack and dispose of the beautifully dyed egg shells, I hate throwing the whole eggs away more several days later.  So, I use them. It is a win-win situation then.  We have the pleasure of dying the eggs, or watching the eggs being dyed, and then making a lovely side dish for Easter dinner with the eggs.

Potato salad is a dish my family has been making for my entire life, throughout several generations.  Both of my grandmothers made potato salad, but it was my own mother that taught me how to make it.  

I have found in cooking, everyone has their own little "signature tweek" to family recipes that sets them apart slightly from others.  One family member may add a touch of sugar, while another might use more or less of a specific ingredient.  What we all have in common with how we make potato salad, we all use boiled eggs and potatoes!


Potato Salad Recipe

I make a very basic potato salad recipe in our home.  Anyone that desires an additional ingredient can simply add it to their own individual serving. 

    Potato Salad
  • 7 boiled red potatoes* (cooled)
  • 8 hard boiled eggs (cooled)
  • 2 Tablespoons Mustard
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • Salt & Pepper

Cut the potatoes and eggs into chucks.  Stir in the mustard, mayonnaise, salt & pepper.  Cover & Refrigerate 

*Boil red potatoes by covering the potatoes with water, bring it to a boil, then turning them down to a low boil and cook for 45 minutes.  You know they are done when a fork will go into them easily.


Optional Ingredients:  bacon pieces, diced celery, chopped dill pickles, sweet pickle relish, diced onion, or garlic salt.  

These are the optional ingredients I have heard of.  How about you?  Have you tried other optional ingredients that could be included in this list?


Deviled Eggs are another great use for dyed Easter Eggs.

See more recipes that use boiled eggs here:
Simple Egg Salad Recipe
Deviled Eggs Recipe
Taste of Home Magazine Recipes

Potato Salad Recipe - Uses for Dyed Easter Eggs Written by:
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© 2023 Cynthia Sylvestermouse

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  1. I love a good potato salad, but have never been very successful when I make one. Silly, since it is really quite a simple recipe. Love lots of eggs, so will have to give your recipe a try, Mouse. Thanks so much for sharing your delicious use for dyed Easter eggs.

  2. Oh I love potato salad too and this recipe is so easy! Thank you for sharing this with me, I'm sure to make good use of my Easter Eggs this way too!

  3. I love potato salad and my recipe is similar to yours and I also add most of the additional ingredients you have listed. I add sweet relish, diced onions and bacon pieces. I sometimes add a small amount of creamy horseradish sauce. For special occasions I top my potato salad with 6 deviled egg half's in a circle and a piece of fresh parsley in the middle. This will be on my Easter menu.

  4. What an easy potato salad and a great way to use those dyed Easter eggs without letting them go to waste! John and I no longer eat potatoes, so I might try substituting cooked, cubed radishes for the spuds.

  5. Love your potato salad recipe! I agree its a great way to use up the dyed Easter eggs, I hate throwing food away so would always look to use them up. I like that you can personalise the recipe by adding your fave foods. Thank you !


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