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Old Fashioned Potato Salad…just like Mom used to make

Potato Salad was a must-have side dish for every picnic and barbecue.  My Mother made THE BEST potato salad ever and I can replicate it pretty well. There are no measurements, just a ‘pinch of this and a pinch of that’ type of preparation. When my Mother made it, she used onions from the garden and eggs from our farm.

My Potato Salad is pretty darn good, but you can never top what Mom could do!

POTATO SALAD

SALAD:
Boiled, peeled and cubed potatoes
Boiled, peeled and chopped eggs
chopped green onions (or sweet white onion)
celery seed (or chopped celery)

DRESSING:
mayonnaise
milk
prepared mustard
sugar
salt

  • Mix together potatoes, eggs, onions (and celery if desired).  Sprinkle with celery seed.
  • In separate bowl, mix mayonnaise with enough milk to thin to consistency of salad dressing. Add sugar and salt to taste.
  • Refrigerate for several hours before serving. The flavor is best the next day.

4 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Potato Salad…just like Mom used to make

  1. I love potato salad. Particularly in accompaniment to BBQ food. This recipe I must try, it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, I’m going to pin it to remind me when the sun comes out (or to try anyhow!)

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  2. I think the mustard in your dressing is what makes it a success. My Grandmother used to marinate the potatoes in French dressing, which gave it a nice tang.

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