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E2's Potato Salad

This potato salad is served daily at E2 Emeril's Eatery in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups, 6 to 8 servings


  • 2 pounds small Yukon gold potatoes, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/8 cup finely diced cornichons
  • 1/8 cup pepperonccini, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard
  • Green onion tops, thinly sliced for garnish


  • Place the potatoes in a saucepan, add water to cover, season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and partially cover the pan. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 10 to 12 minutes.

    Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a salad bowl.

    In a small mixing bowl combine the remaining salt, pepper, eggs, mayonnaise, celery, cornichons, pepperoncini and the creole mustard. Gently fold together the potatoes with the mayonnaise mixture.

    Garnish with the green onion tops and serve immediately.

    The potato salad is best when served the day it is made but can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.