24 servings

As written, this recipe is for a potluck and will serve 24 people.  Unlike regular potato salad, Irish potato salad is less saucy and the potatoes are more mashed rather than cubed. To make this salad, I like to use a plastic masher that has diamond pattern instead of cutting the potatoes. This is the only time I like to use this type of masher.   If you don’t have a plastic masher, you can cut the potatoes instead; it just takes longer.


IngredientsIrish potato salad - ingredients

  • 5 lbs. New potatoes -drained and rinsed
  • 5 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 Vidalia sweat onion, finely chopped
  • 4 hardboiled eggs. Chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 c green onion chopped
  • 2 T red wine vinegar
  • 1/ 2 t salt ( or more to taste)
  • 1/2 t pepper (or more to taste)

Mash/chop potatoes.   Cut the potatoes in half, then press down once with the masher.  The potatoes mash with large chunks that are still very soft.  Place potatoes into a large mixing bowl.

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Irish potato salad - mashed potatoes


Add celery, parsley, sweat onion, green onion, and eggs.  Stir to mix

Irish potato salad - potato mixture

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and vinegar.  Whisk until blended.

Irish potato salad - dressing


Add to the potato mixture and stir to combine.

Irish potato salad - mixed

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Irish potato salad - finished