Wild Man Weiss’s Potato Salad

Mr Weiss makes a killer potato salad, which is not to be confused with a potato salad that will kill you.  There’s no bells, whistles, frills, party hats, stupid horn blowers or anything of the sort with this salad, it is as old school as you as you can get and it’s great!  It came about as a request from our friend Heather who wanted, “just plain, unfussy, normal potato salad” and Mr Weiss leaped to the challenge(?), it’s been in rotation ever since.


1 lb potatoes (Mr Weiss likes red skinned best)

1 medium finely onion chopped

1/3 c Hellmann’s mayo (he insist’s you use nothing else BUT Hellmann’s, seriously)

2 big pinch salt and 1 big pinch pepper

RESIST all urges to add egg, dill, parsley, mustard or anything else OTHER people will insist upon adding to this salad…. it’s quite lovely AS IS!!

Cut potatoes in half, cover with water in big pot and boil 20 mins until fork tender.  Drain and cool.  Cut potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces, or you can cut them any which way you like, toss with salt, then add remaining ingredients.  Best when chilled as long as possible, and even better the next day.


A nice simple supper, Mr Weiss’s potato salad, a super fresh green salad and if you’ve made this, slices of soy cured salmon, recipe here. YUM.

You can send your thanks to Mr Weiss via me.



  1. Jam T
    Posted May 14, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    thank you thank you thank you mr. weiss.

    i love your blog. i want to try all of the recipes you post!
    i love that they’re all so simple yet look so delicious.
    very inspiring.

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted May 14, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

      Hey thanks for looking and commenting! welcome welcome welcome and I hope to see you back!

  2. Posted May 14, 2009 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    mate you did hit the jackpot, he cooks too!

  3. Posted May 14, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    this looks SO good! i’m going to make it next week 🙂

  4. Posted May 15, 2009 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    I want to try this today!

  5. Janet Hale
    Posted June 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Weiss do you have a twin? Seriously now….I totally get the simple version of potato salad, I use up any potato leftovers by turning them into this delicious simple treat.

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