Fried Potato Salad

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min./batch + cooling


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This recipe began with leftover fried potatoes I had on hand. We liked it so much that now I fry potatoes just to make this unique potato salad. Sometimes I add grated sharp cheddar for a cheesy twist. —Leann Stallard, Dryden, Virginia
Fried Potato Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces (about 8 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons applewood seasoning rub
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

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  1. Sprinkle potatoes with applewood seasoning. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add potatoes in batches; cook, stirring frequently, until potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes. Cool completely. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; gently toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Applewood seasoning adds sweetness, spicy heat and a little smokiness to this fun version of potato salad.
  • Nutrition Facts

    3/4 cup: 362 calories, 25g fat (3g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 585mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.