Nan's Classic Mustard Potato Salad
60 mins (prep 30, cooking 30)
19 ingredients
16-20 servings
I'm always asked to share this recipe, and people are often surprised to see how similar the ingredients are to their own recipe. While the ingredients may be similar to other posted recipes, the technique is the key to this outstanding potato salad. The specific ingredients are important, too. Russets absorb the flavors best, but don't hold their shape well. Dicing them after they are cold, and folding the other ingredients in gently, takes care of that problem. Don't skimp on the mayo and other dressing ingredients. The potatoes will absorb a lot of moisture, and you want a creamy salad. Another key to flavor and texture is the very fine chopping of the onion, celery and pickle. You want the flavors to disperse throughout the whole dish, but when you take a bite, you want to bite into potato, not an onion chunk. For smaller apetites and crowds, you can halve the quantity easily. In Louisiana and other states where they serve Cajun food, potato salad is often served with gumbo.

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Serving Size (160.69 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 258.49 Calories from Fat 158.31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.59g 433.06%
Saturated Fat 2.56g 204.71%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.71mg 3.8%
Sodium 344.02mg 229.35%
Total Carbohydrate 23.93g 127.65%
Dietary Fiber 1.83 g 117.35%
Sugars 3.02 g %
Protein 2.72g 86.93%
Vitamin A 129.91IU% Vitamin C 8.5mg%
Calcium 26.07mg% Iron 1.13mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sweet onions, dill pickles, pickle juice, white pepper