Spicy Hot Southern Potato Salad
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Spicy Hot Southern Potato Salad

A classic and creamy potato salad with some surprises. Made with a generous amount of hot sauce, we stirred in jalapenos and cayenne pepper to give this Southern staple side dish a kick in the pants.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 138 kcal
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  • 6 medium russet potatoes washed and scrubbed
  • 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 2 pieces bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles diced
  • 1/3 cup Duke's mayo
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons of mild hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup green onions finely chopped (plus additional for garnish)
  • 1 fresh or pickled jalapeno seeded and finely diced
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional

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  1. In a large pot, cover the whole, unpeeled potatoes with cold water. Use enough water to cover by about 1 inch. Place the pot on the stove and heat over high heat until boiling. Cook until you can easily pierce a potato in the center with a knife. (If you overcook them, the potato salad will be mushy.)
  2. Drain and allow the potatoes to cool. Using a small paring knife, carefully peel them. (They will be very easy to peel.) Chop into cubes.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, whisk together the mayo, sour cream, hot sauce, sugar and black pepper.
  4. Stir in the remaining ingredients, including the potatoes.
  5. Top with additional green onions and a pinch of cayenne pepper or paprika for color if desired.
  6. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Refrigerate left overs.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Hot Southern Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 494mg14%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 25.7mg31%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.