Prejean's Potato Salad Recipe | SAVEUR

Prejean's Potato Salad

Prejean's Potato Salad

If you order one of the spectacular gumbos served at Prejean's restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana, the wait staff will likely ask: “Would you like potato salad with that?” The version they serve isn’t simply meant to be a side; here, it is common for diners to stir the salad right into the gumbo. Doing so cools the gumbo down to room temperature and adds a creaminess that's akin to melting ice cream.

Chris Granger

If you order one of the spectacular gumbos served at Prejean's restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana, the wait staff will likely ask: “Would you like potato salad with that?” The version they serve isn’t simply meant to be a side; here, it is common for diners to stir the salad right into the gumbo. Doing so cools the gumbo down to room temperature and adds a creaminess that's akin to melting ice cream.

Prejean's Potato Salad
At Prejean's restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana, this tangy potato salad is often served atop gumbo, where it adds a cooling creaminess.
serves 6-8

Ingredients

2 12 lb. waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" pieces
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
2 tbsp. yellow mustard
12 tsp. cayenne, plus more for garnish
6 eggs, hard-boiled, peeled, and roughly chopped
Kosher salt, to taste
Sliced scallions, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Boil potatoes in a 6-qt. saucepan of water until tender, 18-20 minutes. Drain potatoes and transfer to a bowl; mash until smooth and let cool. Stir in remaining ingredients; garnish with more cayenne and scallions, if you like.

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