Super-Simple Picnic Potato Salad

Frozen hash browns are the key to this convenient recipe. No picnic is complete without potato salad!

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 45 min
  • Servings 16

1
bag (32 oz) frozen southern-style diced hash brown potatoes
1/4
cup water
2
tablespoons cider vinegar
1
tablespoon yellow mustard
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
5
eggs
1
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/3
cup chopped onion
Paprika, if desired

  • 1 In ungreased 3-quart microwavable bowl, mix frozen potatoes and water; spread evenly in bowl. Cover tightly with microwavable plastic wrap. Microwave on High 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are hot and tender, stirring once halfway through cooking.
  • 2 Add vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper to hot potatoes; mix well. Spread evenly in bowl. Cover, refrigerate at least 5 hours or until completely cold.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, place eggs in single layer. Add enough water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat to boiling. Immediately remove from heat; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water. Place eggs in bowl of ice water; let stand 10 minutes. Drain. Peel eggs. Reserve 1 egg for garnish; chop remaining 4 eggs.
  • 4 Stir mayonnaise into cold potato mixture. Add celery, onion and chopped eggs; toss gently to mix. Spoon mixture into large serving bowl. Slice reserved hard-cooked egg; arrange on top of salad. Sprinkle with paprika. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Expert Tips

The flavors in this potato salad will improve in the refrigerator. Prepare the salad a day in advance; cover and refrigerate it until serving time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.