I am making potato salad for Easter Sunday and would like to get as much as possible done ahead of time. How far in advance can I prep the potatoes?A:
The later you prepare the potatoes for your Easter Sunday salad, the better. The recommended shelf life of the refrigerated cooked potatoes is three or four days. When you factor in the other ingredients (such as mayonnaise) this reduces the usable shelf life even more. Because of this combination, I suggest cooking the potatoes on Saturday afternoon, refrigerating, then finish prepping the salad that evening or Sunday morning and consuming within two days.
Here's a link to a number of potato salad recipes on our website to give you inspiration for your dish: https://idahopotato.com/potato-salads-16
And, here's a link to a group of recipes that are great for Easter Sunday: https://idahopotato.com/easter-18