Monday, June 13, 2016

A Twist on Potato Salad



There are a million ways to make potato salad but most of them boil (pun intended) down to the same basics—potatoes and mayo. But I have fallen in love with a spice and it's delish in potato salad. It's smoked paprika. I think Penseys sent it as a freebee in my last order. I had ignored it until I was making fried chicken for an upcoming book. On a whim, I used the smoked paprika. There was no going back. Life would never be the same. I have been adding it to everything.

Smoked paprika adds a huge punch of flavor. In fact, I emailed Lucy right away because while I used salt in this recipe, it's so flavorful that it could compensate for lack of salt in a lot of dishes.

There are two other things that I love about this recipe. No peeling the potatoes! What a time saver. Cut them up and pop them into the water to cook. How easy is that? Not a soul even mentioned the fact that the peels were still on.

And this recipe really should be made a day ahead so the smoked paprika can do its thing. I love that! It makes life so much easier when we can cook major dishes a day ahead of time. That means more time to spend with guests and less to worry about the next day.



Smoked Paprika Potato Salad
(makes enough to feed a small crowd)

6-7 large red potatoes (about 4 pounds), leave peel ON
salt
3-4 hard-boiled eggs
1/2 large onion
1 cup sweet and sour pickles (adjust to taste)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup pickle juice (from pickle jar)
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon sugar

Put on a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, cut the potatoes into small cubes. When it boils, add the potatoes and 2 tablespoons of salt. Turn the heat down and simmer about 20 minutes, or until a fork easily pierces the potatoes. Drain and allow to cool.

Chop the eggs, onion, and pickles. Add to cooled potatoes and mix. Whisk together the mayonnaise, pickle juice, mustard, paprika, and sugar. Pour over potatoes and stir.

This should be made ahead. Simply cover and refrigerate overnight.



Cut the potatoes, no need to peel them.

Add chopped eggs, onion, and pickles.

Mix mayo, pickle juice, paprika, sugar, and mustard.

Pour over potatoes.


Potato salad does not make a pretty picture but it sure tastes great!



91 comments:

  1. I'm going to have to try this recipe. jandeplus3(at)live(dot)com

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  2. My son introduced me to smoked paprika! Awesome stuff! Potato salad recipe sounds very tasty, too!
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  3. Such a great potato salad recipe! And the book sounds fantastic. EMS591@aol.com

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  4. I love smoked paprika, never thought to put it in potato salad. I'll have to try this.

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  5. I love smoked paprika, never thought to put it in potato salad. I'll have to try this.

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  6. Had High Tea on Friday and will have potato salad this Tues at a friends house. Living high on the hog!
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  7. This looks really tasty! And thanks for the chance to win a copy!
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  8. I love smoked paprika, but never tried it in a potato salad. Thanks for the recipe! grace(dot)koshida(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I definitely am going to try Smoked paprika the next time I make potato salad. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win. dbahn@iw.net

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  10. Looks wonderful K, and love that you make it the day ahead. And Ps, I ordered my smoked paprika last week--can't wait.

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  11. I am not much of an "exotic" cook but I love my meat and potato salad! There is a great Pensey's store not far from me that I love to walk through and sniff.

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  12. I've never thought to put smoked paprika in potato salad, but it sounds wonderful. This is the recipe I'll use for my next batch.
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  13. This sounds yummy! And I'm happy to find this site with so many recipes! mab12186(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. My mom would use French/bacon salad dressing in her potato salad. I bet smoked paprika would be a good alternative. lmmeidam@gmail.com.

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  15. I bought smoked paprika by accident once and found that I liked it.
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  16. Thanks for the wonderful recipe, I don't peel potatoes for any dish (too much work). I love potato salad in all its many forms. I am going to find smoked paprika because I want flavor but want to cut down on salt. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  17. Thanks for the recipe. I am more of a plain jane when it comes to potato salad. Unfortunately I don't like onions and they are always in any type of store bought or restaurant potato salad. Looking forward to your new book. kuzlin at aol.com

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  18. Love potato salad, but haven't had it in a long time. I don't remember seeing sweet and sour pickles. It's always been one or the other.

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  19. My parents used to sprinkle paprika on top off dishes for a color accent. They assured me that it was only color and didn't taste. And I bought that!
    It is a wonderful spice and this recipe sounds great.
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  20. Great recipe thanks! I'm looking forward to reading this,
    Penney
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  21. Ooh, I definitely have to make this. It's like my old standby, my mom's recipe, but she sprinkled (regular) paprika on top along with the sliced hard boiled eggs. I have incorporated the eggs into the salad rather than on top but never thought about adding the paprika. And not peeling the potatoes, yes! Thanks for a great recipe and looking forward to reading the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. Smoked paprika is one of my very favorite spices -- so glad you've discovered it!

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  23. Recipe sounds great and am anxious to try it. Thanks for the post and the opportunity to win the book. Sharon Maher - irish9795@hotmail.com

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  24. Looks good and so does the book....vickiela3@hotmail.com

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  25. Sounds delicious! Looking forward to trying the recipe, and reading the book.
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  26. I have never heard of smoked paprika! Krista, this sounds like an easy, delectable recipe for potato salad.

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  27. That looks and sounds delicious! Will have to try it!
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  28. That looks delicious! I never thought to put smoked paprika in potato salad - great idea. thecynicalsailor (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. I love potato salad and am always on the lookout for new recipes. Thanks!!

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  30. Oops! Forgot my email address - davisel1830@hotmail.com

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  31. A delectable and wonderful salad. Love it for summer. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. I will be making this potato salad this week. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I've never tried smoked paprika, but will have to try it now! The book looks intriguing! Becky Smith lelandandbecky at reagan dot com

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  34. I just discovered how wonderful smoked paprika is. Thanks for the recipe. Rootseller55 (at)gmail (dot)com

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  35. I just discovered how wonderful smoked paprika is. Thanks for the recipe. Rootseller55 (at)gmail (dot)com

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  36. Potato Salad is one of my favorites will have to try this recipe. Thanks
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  37. Potato Salad is one of my favorites will have to try this recipe. Thanks
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  38. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)June 13, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    I've never tried smoked paprika. I guess I'm not with the times! I'm looking forward to reading your newest book.

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  39. I have never tried the smoked paprika but do put the pickles and eggs even in my macaroni salad.Thanks for a chance to win your book.

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  41. Thanks for the potato salad recipe and chance to win your newest book! salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  42. I love potato salad...I like to add lots a diced veggies. Add a bit of shrimp and you're a hit at the picnic... I am a big Krista Davis fan! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  43. Thank you again! nelson_ee at yahoo .com

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  44. I love potato salad. Will have to try this version.Thanks for the giveaway. I've been waiting for this book. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  45. This potato salad looks amazing! Can you get smoked paprika at Whole Foods or is it a specialty spice you have to order? Like Libby, my Mom used to put paprika on tops of dishes as a garnish (especially deviled eggs), but told me that it had no flavor, just color! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.nete

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  46. I love potato salad in the summer.
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  47. Perfect time to try a new potato salad recipe.

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  48. I love trying new recipes. Thanks for the contest.
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  49. I love all your books, and the potato salad sounds yummy. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  50. Oh, yum! This sounds like the perfect dish to take to summer cookouts.

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  51. Intriguing recipe. Would love to read the book!
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  52. I really love smoked paprika and use pickle juice too. Now I'm must try not peeling the potatoes Ruth Nixon ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  53. Love potato salad - I think it will be delicious with this new added twist

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  55. Never had smoked paprika. Will have to look for it. Recipe similar to mine but I use half mayo half sour cream. Thanks for chance to win your book.

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  56. Potato salad sounds great! Your book sounds really interesting! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  57. Love potatoe salad. sable677 at yahoo dot com

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  58. The potato salad sounds wonderful. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of The Diva Serves High Tea!
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  59. I love the idea of smoked paprika! I will pick some up at the store next trip. reading4komfort @ aol.com

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  60. Smoked paprika is the best. My mom has used that in her potato salads for years. She has since left us, but I duplicate her salad every Easter. linbutler@att.net

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  61. Love potato salad & the different recipes! Smoked paprika sounds like a delightful addition. Yum.

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  62. I can't wait to read this. kkcochran@hotmail.com

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  63. I just love potato salad, so many ways. Pattislittlesecret@gmail.com

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  64. Definitely making it. tsullivan539@comcast.net

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  65. Definitely making it. tsullivan539@comcast.net

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  66. A very interesting twist!

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  67. Great recipe, I can't wait to make it. Looking forward to reading "The Diva Serves High Tea".
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  68. Great recipe, I can't wait to make it. Looking forward to reading "The Diva Serves High Tea".
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  69. the book and the potato salad sound great! pjstaton64114@aol.com

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  70. Thank you for the recipe & a chance to win your latest Domestic Diva book!
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  71. This does sound tasty and thanks for the chance to win your book.
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  72. I shop at Penzey's too! I am lucky enough to live by an actual store of theirs so I can go in and smell the spices.
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  73. Now I'm going to have to scour the grocery stores for smoked paprika. Lol taducker74@gmail.com

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  74. I'm guessing I'll need to make a special trip to my local Penzey's to get the smoked paprika...because this version of potato salad sounds so delicious (so far my niece's is still my #1 favorite). Definitely will be tested by me.
    Krista, thank you for the opportunity to enter the contest.
    Margi
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  75. Looks absolutely yummy. I will have to try this one. MMMMMMMM....

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  76. Oops, forgot my email. carlajohnsonhicks@gmail.com

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  77. I don't know about it not being being pretty. That potato salad looks delicious to me. Paprika is not something I would have thought of, but now I've heard the idea, it makes perfect sense.
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  78. Totally TEARIFFIC! Vegan Macaroni salad for me ;)
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  79. Sounds delicious
    Need a break from my usual egg/bacon potato salad.
    thanks.
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  80. Love the recipe. The magic in a great dish is the paprika. Been using it for ages. But never thought to put it in a potato salad. On some other salads, yes. But I am going to have to do this. And thanks for the chance at the book. would love to read. Della at deepotter@peoplepepc.com

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  81. This sounds delicious! rockergoddess2002@yahoo.com

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  82. Have never cooked with smoked paprika. Might need to give it a try. pwtish171@gmail.com

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  83. I love this series and make potato salad all the time during the summer. Cmkeck311@aol.com

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  84. Love potato salad! rhondajgothier@yahoo.com

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  85. I love potato salad so much I drive over to Ruby Tuesday's for it. I always thought they made a great one. But this looks really good also...And the Book sounds fabulous too.
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  86. Thank you! Sounds like fun!! Cbalevre@ptd.net

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