Chef Harris Recipe: Traditional Southern Potato Salad

In Hardette Harris, Home and Entertaining, Lola Shreveport by Lola Magazine

chef hardette harrisBy Chef H.D. Harris, Private Chef Services • The Boss of Southern Cuisine

Potato salad is listed as a side dish on the official meal of North Louisiana created by Chef Hardette Harris and passed by the 2015 Louisiana Legislature. In North Louisiana, potato salad is a staple when it comes to holidays and celebrations. Enjoy this traditional potato salad that’s been a staple on Chef Harris’ family table. More info at

Traditional Southern Potato Salad

  • 6 med potatoes cooked and diced or mashed
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 stalks green onion finely chopped
  • 6 eggs hard boiled
  • 1 TB Salad Dressing (I use Blue Plate)
  • 5 TB Miracle Whip
  • 1 tsp mustard prepared
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp paprika

(In a mixing bowl)

Rough chop the eggs and mix in with remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings. Feel free to add or delete any ingredients to your taste. Sprinkle with paprika to garnish

Optional: 2 5-ounce cans of tuna in oil drained*

Potato and Tuna Salad was prepared by Hardette D. Harris for a 4-H “Cooking with Egg” contest when she was in the 5th grade at Richardson Elementary in Minden. She won!