Recipe courtesy of The Pit Room
Episode: Rad Rigs
3 hr 25 min
(includes pickling, cooling and chilling times)
45 min
1 gallon


  • 1 3/4 quarts plus 3 tablespoons heavy mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 5 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup dill pickle relish  
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 5 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons shallots, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon celery seeds 
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika 
Pickled Peppers:
  • 1 cup double-strength white vinegar (10 percent acidity)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
Potato Salad:
  • 7 1/2 pounds russet potatoes (8 to 9 large), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups thinly sliced green onion, green parts only
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 10 hard-boiled eggs, roughly chopped 


For the dressing: Put the mayonnaise, mustard, relish, oil, rice vinegar, shallots, salt, pepper, celery seeds and paprika in a medium bowl. Use a whisk or spatula to combine (see Cook's Note). Chill in the refrigerator.

For the pickled peppers: Add the vinegar, sugar and 1 cup hot water to a mixing bowl or quart container. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.

Add the green peppers and red peppers to the pickling brine, making sure they are fully submerged; if not, add more hot water. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit on the counter for a minimum of 1 hour. Drain well before using; discard the pickling liquid.

For the potato salad: Add the potatoes, salt and 2 gallons water to a large (4-gallon) stockpot. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until the potatoes are fork-tender but not mushy, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain and place the potatoes in a large bowl; let cool at room temperature for 20 minutes.

Using a spatula, fold in the dressing little by little. As you mix, smash approximately a quarter of the cooked potatoes so there is a mixture of creamy and chunky. Once the dressing is fully incorporated, fold in the pickled peppers, green onions, celery and eggs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. 

Cook's Note

This potato salad will hold in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. If using a stand mixer to make the dressing, use the paddle attachment on a low setting to blend the ingredients together.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Recipe courtesy of The Pit Room
Episode: Rad Rigs

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