Retro Potato Salad camp recipes

Retro Potato Salad camp recipes Camping For Foodies
Retro Potato Salad camp recipes Camping For Foodies

For the times your favorite camp activities take up the majority of your day, a make-ahead side dish waiting to be paired with a quick grilled steak, burger or just a deli sandwich is a great option. Deliciousness is still a requirement—no matter how fast the meal is put on the table. This Retro Potato Salad is slightly sweet with a fun crunch from the celery that is easy to make-ahead at home or at the campsite; sitting for a day or two lets the flavors marry.  Here’s how you make it. Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.


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Retro Potato Salad camp recipe

Makes about 8 servings
5 potatoes
3 eggs, hardboiled
3 stalks celery, chopped
½ c chopped onion
½ c sweet pickle relish
¼ t garlic salt
¼ t celery salt
1 T prepared mustard
¼ c mayonnaise
Black pepper to taste
Paprika to sprinkle on top

Wash potatoes in water scrubbing off any dirt. In large pot bring salted water to boil; then add whole potatoes. Cook till tender but still firm; this will be about 20 minutes but may be longer depending on the altitude you’re camping at. Drain the water and let potatoes cool before handling. I’ve burned myself on hot potatoes before—not fun! Once cooled, remove skins and cut into bite-sized cubes; set aside.

While potatoes are cooking—hard boil the eggs. Put cold eggs in small pan and cover with water. Bring to boil; add cover and remove from heat. The eggs will continue cooking in the hot water and be finished in about 15 minutes. Drain the water and let eggs cool before handling—just like the potatoes—no finger burning allowed! Once cooled, peel eggs then chop and set aside.

In small bowl make dressing by mixing: chopped celery, chopped onion, relish, garlic salt, celery salt, mustard, pepper and mayo; then set aside.

In large bowl combine: potatoes and eggs then gently mix in dressing—don’t crush the potatoes because nobody likes mushy potato salad! Trust me, I have accidentally tested this. Sprinkle with paprika and chill in refrigerator or cooler. Then go take a hike (or whatever else you want to do to enjoy the great outdoors!)

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2 Comments

  1. You gotta love classic potato salad, and your right about the boiling time in the higher elevation, I learned the hard way!

    1. Kim Hanna says:

      I have to wonder if people who live in high elevations make “mistakes” when they spend time in low elevations! Have fun on your next trip!

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