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Super-Simple Picnic Potato Salad

super-simple picnic potato salad Lunch Southern
Super-Simple Picnic Potato Salad
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 5 hr 45 min
  • Servings 16

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

Updated February 14, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Potassium
300mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
2g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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