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Mustard Potato Salad is very similar to regular potato salad, but with tang and zing from yellow mustard. Update your regular salad with a new flavour profile!

Mustard Potato Salad is very similar to regular potato salad, but with tang and zing from yellow mustard. Update your regular salad with a new flavour profile! #potato #salad #mustard #newfie #newfoundland #recipes

Do you have those moments when you’re eating something you are really enjoying the flavour of, and then you think about how much you hated that particular food when you were younger?  It happens to me quite a bit, especially over the past few years.  I really do believe that living with John.e, and and being subjected to more vegetables and such has changed my tastes for certain foods.

For example, I wouldn’t dare eat a mushroom, or anything with onions or celery in it a few years ago.  Green and red peppers were completely out of the question! 

And this Mustard Potato Salad was on my hate list as well.   Being a parent of a fussy teen, and having to deal with her food likes and dislikes, I can just imagine how I must have driven my poor mom to brink on many occasions with my pickiness!

In a few previous posts, I mentioned the most glorious meal on earth for this guy, which is the Newfoundland Cold Plate, and well, this is one of the three varieties of potato salad served during that particular meal.  My mother always prepared three potato salads on Sunday’s, but I wouldn’t touch this particular one to save my life!  Now, I can’t get enough of it!

Most of the people I know who aren’t from Newfoundland, tend to screw up their noses when I mention these traditional foods.  But, until we try it, we never know just how good it tastes!  The strong flavours of mustard are evident in this potato salad, but are subdued by the creamy texture the mayonnaise adds, and the slightly sweet taste from the sugar.

Mustard Potato Salad is very similar to regular potato salad, but with tang and zing from yellow mustard. Update your regular salad with a new flavour profile! #potato #salad #mustard #newfie #newfoundland #recipes

Simple, easy, rustic, and delicious – that’s what these traditional Newfoundland potato salads are all about!  Another potato salad that I hated as a kid but can’t get enough of now, is Pickled Beet Potato Salad. Both of these salads are not your typical potato salads that’s for sure!

In full disclosure, I have to mention that most Newfoundlander’s do not add the canned mixed vegetables to their Mustard Potato Salad, but I most certainly do. I think it adds so much flavour and texture. You can certainly leave them out if you prefer.

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Mustard Potato Salad

Mustard Potato Salad is very similar to regular potato salad, but with tang and zing from yellow mustard. Update your regular salad with a new flavour profile!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Author Lord Byron’s Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 6-8 medium potatoes, white flesh, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 15 ounces canned mixed vegetables, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Add the chopped potatoes and salt to a large pot and cover the potatoes with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Using a hand-held potato masher, or a potato ricer, mash the potatoes leaving no lumps.
  • Add all of the other ingredients, and using a large spoon, vigorously mix all of the ingredients together.
  • Taste for seasoning and sweetness and adjust accordingly.
  • Transfer to a glass bowl with a tight fitting lid. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results.

Notes

When buying the canned mixed vegetables, I encourage you to stay away from canned peas and carrots – it just will not taste the way it is meant to be. Try to find canned vegetable medley which consists of corn, green peas, carrots, green beans, etc.
Canned vegetables might seem odd to some, but I have tried to make this potato salad with bagged frozen veggies and the taste is off.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. To be completely honest, I save it for special occasions. It takes me back to simpler times and I like that. :)
  1. I think all of our tastes change as we get older, there are many things I eat now that I would not dare to eat as a child... And the other way round too! This sounds like a really intriguing idea gonna have to give it a try at some point as I can't work out in my head how it would taste!
    1. It's hard for most people to wrap their head around - mashed potatoes, mayo, canned mixed veggies, sugar, and mustard! But, somehow - magically, I guess - it works!
  2. This looks so much like my mom's potato salad (which I also hated as a kid, but can't get enough of today). She actually added in pickle juice and hard boiled eggs, but certainly mustard too!!
  3. The mustard/mayo mix reminds me of the "Southern" potato salad they'd sell at the grocery store growing up. The potatoes weren't mashed, just cubed, and the vegetables were limited to carrots and peas and I think they were more steamed than canned, but I'm not sure because it was served cold. They also added eggs. Your version here reminds me of the type of potato salad my dad would talk about his grandmother making when he was growing up, but I need to check if the potatoes were mashed there or just sliced thin. And until now, I didn't know Newfoundland loved potato salad so much. Thank you for teaching me something new today.
    1. I've had potato salad in the south, and it was awesome! I've had authentic German potato salad, and it was awesome! But, make no mistake about it, my dear, Mary, Newfoundlander's are very passionate about their potato salad. LOL. And, it's the awesomest! ;)
  4. It's so odd when I see this described as a "twist" to "regular potato salad". Potato salad with mustard, relish (or mashed up dill picked or blended dill pickles) and eggs was my normal. I didn't even know people DIDN'T eat like that until my very early 20's. I'm 32 in November. And as for potatoes used imo red potatoes are the way to go.
    1. Same here! But, where I come from, there are three very common and basic types of potato salad, and hardly anyone ever dares to change up a good thing. :)
  5. I'm curious about this and the best salad. Do you actually use Mayo, because most Newfoundlanders I know, actually use Miracle whip, and call it mayo. It looks delicious, and I'd definitely consider using Mayo instead of whipped dressing, if you can let me know that's what you use.
    1. Oh, Paula - you have no idea how many arguments I have had with my fellow Newfoundlanders about Miracle Whip vs Mayonnaise in potato salad. Ha! I always, always, always use Mayonnaise. :)

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