An internet user called Zack Danger Brown, from Columbus, Ohio posted his project on Kickstarter - a website that allows people to pledge money to fund creative ideas.
Zack's goal was to raise USD 10 for the potato salad, but the project exceeded expectations and has raised more than USD 3,700 in just a few days.
"Basically I'm just making a potato salad. I haven't decided what kind yet," he said on the website.
More than 600 backers have already pledged anything from USD 1 to USD 50 to help the project get off the ground.
According to 'Sky News', Zack promises backers various gifts in exchange for their money, for example, for USD 1 he will "say your name out loud whilst making the potato salad".
For USD 25, he promises to send backers a potato-themed hat.
The page has been shared on Facebook more than 18,000 times and posted thousands of times on Twitter.