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Kate's Quick Bites: Nellie’s Potato Salad

This fresh and zesty potato salad from Janelle Harrigill will be a hit at your next outdoor gathering, plus it took home a Blue Ribbon at last year’s Ohio State Fair.

So even though the Fair is canceled this year, you can still get a taste of it without leaving home. And for more delicious Ohio State Fair recipes, check out the Ohio State Fair Blue Ribbon Recipe Book collection.


  • 6 large potatoes, boiled and peeled
  • 5 large boiled eggs, 1 reserved after slicing
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 3 sweet pickles, diced
  • 1-2 tbsp. pickle juice
  • 2 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika, sprinkle

Prepare hard-boiled eggs. Peel and slice when cold, reserving one sliced egg to use later as a topping.

Boil potatoes. Peel and slice when cold.

Combine potatoes, 4 eggs, onions, celery, pickles, mustard, and mayonnaise.

Add preferred amount of pickle juice and salt to taste.

Top with one sliced egg and sprinkle with paprika.

Recipe Source: Janelle Harrigill, Columbus, Ohio – 1st Place, Heirloom (Potato Salad), Ohio State Fair 2019

Check out Kate’s Quick Bites when Broad & High airs Thursday nights at 8pm on WOSU TVBroad & High host Kate Quickel is whipping up fun, simple and delicious treats in our new food segment called Kate’s Quick Bites. Visit wosu.org/katesquickbites for more recipes and videos.