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How to Make Home Made Potato Salad

Updated on October 27, 2017
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Oliversmum is a self taught cook and likes to try new and healthy recipes. Her preferences are Biscuits / Cookies, Cakes and Puddings.

Potato Salad

Potato Salad
Potato Salad | Source

Potato Salad

There are many and varied potato salad recipes, some are nice others not as nice, but you can always adjust any of the ingredients in this recipe to suit your own personal taste. Some of the ingredients used in this recipe may be known to you by some other name or may not be available at this time of the year, depending on where you live around the world. The photographs may help if this is the case.

I have been making this recipe for many years and it is my family and friend's absolute favorite. It is also very easy and economical to make and has only 6 main ingredients, 8 if you include the salt and pepper.

Potato Salad - Ingredients

Potato Salad Ingredients
Potato Salad Ingredients | Source


Ingredients that you will need are:

  • 5 x large potatoes.
  • 2 x large eggs or 3 small.
  • 6 x spring onion.
  • 3 x table spoons of 97per cent fat free Mayonnaise.
  • 1/2 cup approx. of double smoked leg ham diced.
  • 3-4 sprigs of parsley chopped.


Peel potatoes, wash and place in saucepan with cold water, bring to boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until still firm not soft, remove from heat, drain, dry with paper towel and set aside to cool.

Boil eggs until hard approx. 10 minutes, set aside and let them cool.

In a large bowl place three table spoons of Mayonnaise .

Cut the potatoes in half lengthways, then cut each half lengthways about 4-5 cuts then cut into small cubes, place in Mayo and carefully stir until Potatoes are fully coated with Mayonnaise.

Cut eggs similar to potatoes ending with small pieces, place on top of Potatoes, season with Sea or Crystal Salt and Black Ground Pepper to taste.

Cut Ham into smallish cubes place on top of Eggs.

Chop Onion into small pieces place on top of Ham.

Carefully stir all ingredients together.

Place in a serving bowl.

Wash and dry parsley, chop finely and sprinkle on top. Don't stir parsley in until ready to serve.
Cover with Glad Wrap or Airtight lid and place in the Fridge for 3 - 4 hours until nice and cold. Leaving in fridge overnight works better but if you are strapped for time, a few hours will be ok.

Potato Salad

5 stars from 2 ratings of this home made Potato Salad


You can try Variations of this Potato Salad Recipe.

On occasions I have used Canned Potatoes but the choice is yours, I personally prefer fresh Potatoes.
When using Canned Potatoes empty the liquid off and wash and dry the potatoes with paper towels.
The canned Potatoes tend to give a slightly different flavor to the Potato Salad.
You can also adjust the quantity of Mayo to suit your taste or use home made which ever you prefer.!

Potatoes. The ones I use are Nadine or Dutch Cream Potatoes which are Australian grown and great for boiling. Any good boiling potato will work well.

Spring onions can be replaced with red onions or white salad onions.

Ham can also be replaced with your personal choice, crispy bacon is also nice in place of ham just a little saltier.

This Potato Salad will keep in the Fridge, sealed for 2-3 days, if it lasts that long!

Preparation Time

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 25 min
  • Ready in: 55 min
  • Yields: Serves 6 people depending on size of serve :)

Goes well with...

Potato Salad goes nicely with Seafood, Cold Cuts,chicken, ham, Steak, as a matter of fact it goes with just about anything :)

If you are not a meat eater it still tastes great without the Ham or bacon!

Serve and enjoy :) :)


Potatoes washed and cooked ready for dicing
Potatoes washed and cooked ready for dicing | Source


Parsley fresh from shop and ready for chopping
Parsley fresh from shop and ready for chopping | Source

Spring Onions

Spring onions ready for dicing
Spring onions ready for dicing | Source

Mayonnaise Salt and Pepper

Mayonnaise - Salt - Pepper to taste !
Mayonnaise - Salt - Pepper to taste ! | Source

Ham - double smoked leg ham - shaved

Ham double smoked shaved
Ham double smoked shaved | Source

Eggs - Hard boiled

Eggs should be hard boiled
Eggs should be hard boiled | Source

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      oliversmum 2 years ago from australia

      sgbrown Hi. It is a nice potato salad, and making it with your home grown potato,es and onion it would be even nicer, you could also replace the ham with crispy bacon if you wish. Thank you for your nice comment. :) :)

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      Sheila Brown 2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I love potato salad! This recipe looks delicious! We grow our own red potatoes and onions, they make it taste so much better! I have not added ham before, but that sounds good. I will have to try adding the ham and parsley next time!

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      oliversmum 2 years ago from australia

      RomaniaHi. Thank you. It is a nice tasting salad and easy to make. If you try it I hope you like it. Merry Christmas. :) :)

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      Nicu 2 years ago from Oradea, Romania

      Your salad it's looking good. Your recipe it's easy to follow , I will recomand it to everybody.

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      oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

      prasetio30 Hi. It does taste rather nice. If your mum decides to make this recipe for you I do hope you like it. Thanks for your lovely comment, it is very much appreciated. :) :)

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      oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

      AliciaC Hi. Yes we like potato salad as well, and this recipe is rather tasty. I agree anything home made is the best. Thank you so much for dropping in, it is always nice to see you. :) :)

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow...It sound delicious. I love the recipe and I'll show the recipe to my mom. I hope she'll make it for me. Thanks for sharing!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love potato salad. Your version sounds very tasty. Homemade potato salad is the best type!

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      oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

      Agvulpes Hi. Yes he does. I think it is one of his favorite foods, apart from prawns and eye fillet, which it goes nicely with both. Thanks for your lovely comment. :) :)

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      Peter 3 years ago from Australia

      When he is having a 'do' our son (bless his heart) always rings his mum to get her to make this Potato Salad for his guests. He will not let her change a thing :)