At my house making potato salad used to require planning, because the recipe I blogged about before called for an overnight stay in the fridge. In addition, I would always cook potatoes specifically for the salad, because I was convinced that refrigerated potatoes would not work.
But then, during a trip to Germany, my son asked my mother to make potato salad for dinner - about 30 minutes before dinner was to take place. I figured that it could not be done.
Apparently, my mother disagreed. She pulled out some boiled potatoes from the day before from the fridge and fixed German potato salad in about 10 minutes flat. At dinner, my son remarked: "Mom, Oma's potato salad is still better than yours!" Back in the US I worked on improving my recipe - and I do think it's much better now, if I do say so myself.
So, without further ado, here is the recipe I use now: