Smashed Potato Salad
Finding the perfect balance of smooth and chunky potatoes for this Southern side was a lesson in restraint.
Why This Recipe Works
To achieve the perfect smashed texture for this Southern potato salad, we cooked soft-skinned Yukon Gold potato chunks until just tender; then we coarsely mashed a portion of the potatoes before combining them with the remaining pieces. Adding a splash of vinegar to the potatoes while they were still hot added deep flavor. The mayonnaise-based dressing got its tangy punch from yellow mustard and cayenne pepper. To round out the salad, we added chopped hard-cooked eggs, celery, and onion. Chopped sweet pickles added unexpected sweetness and crunch.