Super-Simple Picnic Potato Salad

Frozen hash browns are the key to this convenient recipe. No picnic is complete without potato salad!

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 5 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 16

Ingredients

1
bag (32 oz) frozen southern-style diced hash brown potatoes
1/4
cup water
2
tablespoons cider vinegar
1
tablespoon yellow mustard
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
5
eggs
1
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2
cup chopped celery
1/3
cup chopped onion
Paprika, if desired
  • 1 In ungreased 3-quart microwavable bowl, mix frozen potatoes and water; spread evenly in bowl. Cover tightly with microwavable plastic wrap. Microwave on High 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are hot and tender, stirring once halfway through cooking.
  • 2 Add vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper to hot potatoes; mix well. Spread evenly in bowl. Cover, refrigerate at least 5 hours or until completely cold.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, place eggs in single layer. Add enough water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat to boiling. Immediately remove from heat; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water. Place eggs in bowl of ice water; let stand 10 minutes. Drain. Peel eggs. Reserve 1 egg for garnish; chop remaining 4 eggs.
  • 4 Stir mayonnaise into cold potato mixture. Add celery, onion and chopped eggs; toss gently to mix. Spoon mixture into large serving bowl. Slice reserved hard-cooked egg; arrange on top of salad. Sprinkle with paprika. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    350mg
    350%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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