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Potato Salad Stacks

Iain Bagwell
Total time 1 hr, 15 mins
Yield Serves 8
Sunset reader Dawn McHenry needed an appetizer for a summer party, so she took her mom's family's potato salad recipe from Germany, grilled the potatoes, and stacked the rest on top.


  • 1 1/4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, about 2 in. wide
  • 6 large eggs
  • About 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill pickle
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dill pickle liquid from jar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh dill, plus more for garnish
  • About 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Pinch of sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 167
  • caloriesfromfat 47 %
  • protein 6.5 g
  • fat 8.7 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • sodium 238 mg
  • cholesterol 161 mg

How to Make It

  1. Put unpeeled potatoes and eggs in separate medium saucepans with water to cover. Add 1 tsp. salt to potatoes. Cover pans, bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat; simmer eggs for 10 minutes and simmer potatoes until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain pans, then fill with cold water to cool potatoes and eggs.

  2. Peel eggs and slice crosswise about 1/4 in. thick. Slice potatoes crosswise just a little thicker. Save egg and potato ends for another use and set remaining eggs aside. Set potatoes on a rimmed pan and brush on both sides with oil. Preheat grill to medium (350° to 450°).

  3. Stir mayonnaise, pickle, pickle liquid, onion, mustard, 1 tsp. each chives and dill, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and sugar in a bowl to blend. Chill dressing until used.

  4. Grill potatoes until browned and crisp, turning once with tongs, 7 to 9 minutes. Transfer to a large platter and let cool to room temperature.

  5. Top each potato with about 1/2 tsp. dressing, then an egg slice and a little more dressing. Save any leftover dressing for another use. Sprinkle potatoes with more chopped herbs, then with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Make ahead: Through step 3, chilled separately, up to 1 day.

  7. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.