Potato Salad Recipe, My Mum’s Secret.


Potato Salad Recipe, My Mum's Secret.

When I was a kid growing up, I lost count of the amount of people who asked my mum for her to either bring a potato salad to a party or bbq OR for her recipe. Honestly eating it now, I don’t know what all the fuss is about, I know I still like it at Christmas and it wouldn’t be a family get together if their was not a potato salad on the table.

My mum tells me its my grandma’s recipe (my fathers mum), to no surprise – that lady knows how to cook. Not only did she teach my mum a thing or two in the kitchen it also was me who would sit by her side at a young age cooking cakes and lunches at the farm. So really the secret is my grandmothers but it was mum who has got plenty of credit for her awesome potato skills, maybe its because her siblings are not the best cooks.

Why is this particular recipe any different from all the other millions of potato recipes? Well firstly its my mums and grandma’s and secondly its all about the onions! These days my mum sometimes puts some capers through her potato salad too, she does grow them you know, so why not.

What is your favourite bbq salad?

Potato Salad Recipe  :  Strayed Table

Potato Salad Recipe, My Mum's Secret.
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Recipe type: salad
Serves: 8
  • 1kg potatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup good quality whole egg mayonnaise
  • ½ cup of cream
  • 2 tpsb Parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a large saucepan place the potatoes and cover with water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and reduce to a rolling simmer and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and put them into a plastic container that has a lid. Before sealing the plastic container add the onions and stir through. Cover with the lid and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Doing this cooks the onions partly so they are not so strong.
  3. Remove the lid from the container and add the mayonnaise and cream and stir through. The mixture will appear sloppy while it is still warm. Add the parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste stirring again to combine. Place the lid back on top of the potato salad and place it in the fridge to cool.
  4. My mum would make this in the early morning for lunch get together or dinner bbq. It can be easily made in a day in advance. While it chills the potatoes take on the cream mixture absorbing it making it a very rich potato salad.


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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at www.lizziemoult.com.

5 Responses

  1. I make a broccoli salad and throughout my time at uni, that’s all I was asked to take anywhere. It’s delicious and I haven’t made it for ages, even with all our broccoli going to seed in the backyard!

  2. Hmm, favourite bbq salad would be a Nigerian salad made from an oil bean. Chewy, slightly sour and a touch fermented. I really like the texture.

    Moving on to this potato salad – I love how creamy it looks. And I love the onions in it. Gorgeous photos too.

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