American Classic Potato Salad


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Perfect for any picnic of barbecue – this potato salad is a family tradition. So easy to throw together for last-minute affairs.

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  • 6 C. quartered unpeeled small red potatoes
  • 3/4 C. Kraft Mayo Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs. Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices Oscar Mayer bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
  • 1/4 C. chopped fresh chives

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Add potatoes to boiling water; cook 15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Mix mayo and mustard in large bowl. Add potatoes, bacon and chives; mix lightly. Refrigerate.

Reviews (4)

  • I have all my life added mayo to my poto salad when hot, Please no one has ever gotten sick. leave it out the mayo will go sour. We eat it while its warm and also cold never ever has anyone got sick ??????

    Flag as inappropriate mamaliz5  |  August 9, 2009

  • I have been adding mayo to hot potatoes for over 40 years and have never had anyone get sick from my potatoe salad. Groups that get sick is from the salad sitting out too long at the picnic and not being refrigerated. I place mine in the refrigerator after mixing it to cool it. At picnics I keep it on ice as all refrigerated foods should be kept at picnics. There are many recipes where mayo is placed in hot foods all the time. Mayo can be cooked. It is frequently used in baked chicken recipes just to name one. So Hot potatoes do not make the mayo go sour and cause food poisoning.

    Flag as inappropriate PatVansickle  |  August 5, 2009

  • I have tried this recipe, This recipe is like German Potato Salad. I prefer salad dressing over mayonnaise. I also used cooked cold potatoes as this made it more favorable.

    Flag as inappropriate Charlie_1  |  August 6, 2008

  • Adding mayo to hot potatoes risks food poisoning. Whenever you hear of a large group of people getting food poisioning at a group picnic it is because mayo was added when potatoes are hot.

    All ingredients should be throughly cooled before being mixed together .

    Flag as inappropriate lindaki  |  August 6, 2008

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