I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Old Fashion Potato Salad

I decided to start with this, because it's getting close to picnic time and it's one of my top requested recipes by my friends. I have to admit, I am a potato salad snob. I do not like any that you buy from a store. No matter how much you doctor it up, in my view, "Yuck"! Nothing comes close to homemade potato salad.



MOM'S POTATO SALAD (serves 12)

Ingredients:
*5 pounds Idaho Potatoes, cooked, cooled, peeled and cubed
*1 medium onion (I used red or yellow), chopped small
*2 celery sticks (approximately 1/4 cup), chopped small
*4 hard boiled eggs, cooled, peeled, and chopped small
*2 tablespoons sweet relish
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 teaspoon pepper
*1 teaspoon paprika
*1 teaspoon celery seed
*1 to 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise.

Directions:
~Place the potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover.
~Bring to a boil and cook for about 20 - 30 minutes, or until tender.
~Drain, cool, cube and place in a large serving bowl.
~Mix eggs, celery, onions, relish, paprika, salt, pepper and celery seed.
~Add mayonnaise and mix well.
~Chill, covered, for about 2 hours before serving.

Variations:
`Use Red Skinned potatoes and don't peel.
`Substitute Sweet Relish for Dill Relish.
`Use half mayonnaise and half sour cream.
`If you really don't like mayonnaise, try Miracle Whip although it will totally change the taste.

Helpful Hint: Easy way to peel potatoes

1 comment:

King Quads said...

I am so proud of you! Your kids will love this too...and you can organize all of your recipes. This looks yummy, perfect side for a Memorial Day picnic!