The secret to a good potato salad is lots of hard boiled eggs. We are lucky because we have our own chickens who lay at least 12 eggs a day, so I can afford to be generous with the eggs. Potato salad has always been a popular BBQ accompaniment, a tasty side dish and a guilty delight during holiday season. You can add whatever you like to this creamy dish; from roast chicken to bacon, to corn or gherkins for that extra bit of zest. No matter what you add, the texture is the most important element. I choose to thicken mine with mayonnaise or sour cream, and sometimes both for that extra bit of satisfaction.