I have always enjoyed the KFC potato salad, the consistency and flavors are just right for my taste buds. I have been on a mission to copy the flavors for a while now and this is the end result. The dill pickle juices are the key ingredient in this recipe, do not omit or sub this. Everyone who has tried this potato salad says it is “The Real Deal”
2 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced
2 to 3 cups dill pickle juice
1 cup mayonnaise, more or less
1/4 cup chopped green onions, preferably green parts
1/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely grated carrot
2 teaspoons dried parsley
Place the diced potatoes in a pot and cover with dill pickle juices; bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until cooked through.
Drain the potatoes and cool completely.
Lightly mash the potatoes; this gives the salad the KFC consistency.
Mix with the remaining ingredients, cover and refrigerate overnight.Just before you will serve this add a bit of mayonnaise if needed, this will depend on the type of potatoes used.
*Please keep in mind that not all dried herbs and spices are gluten free so check the labels to make sure the brand you are using is gluten free. The same applies for prepackaged store-bought items, check the labels to be sure. If in doubt, call the toll free number on packaging to be safe and to make your cooking/eating experience truly gluten free.