Aunt Kathy's French Potato Salad

Nancy R


My Aunt Kathy is a great cook and this is her version of potato salad. No yellow mustard, eggs or pickle relish. Much more elegant option. She serves it at ladies luncheons and family gatherings. There is never any left.
I am asked to bring this to most BBQ's.

I added crisp bacon to it for a twist.


★★★★★ 4 votes

15 Min
20 Min


  • 6 c
    red new potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    sour cream, or plain greek yogurt
  • 3/4 c
    scallions, white and green part
  • 1 Tbsp
    dill, dried
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    celery seed
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    sea salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • ·
    crisp bacon (optional)
  • ·
    garnish with scallions and dill weed

How to Make Aunt Kathy's French Potato Salad


  1. Steam and cool potatoes. Making sure that they are still some what firm for slicing.
  2. Cut cooled and unpeeled potatoes into 1/8" slices
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour over the potatoes. Toss to coat Chill well. Better the next day as the flavors meld.
  4. If adding bacon do right before serving. Mix it in and garnish with it as well.

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About Aunt Kathy's French Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Potatoes Potato Salads
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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