Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Potato Salad Just Like Mom's

Good old fashioned homemade potato salad is one of my favorite side dishes to serve, and when it comes to my mom's recipe it was the best. Summer holidays wouldn't be the same without her potato salad.

Like any good cook, she never wrote down any of her recipes but I guess she thought we knew the amounts. I'd watch her, but still couldn't reproduce it to taste exactly like mom's.

Over the years I've fashioned my own recipes after those of my mother's hoping to re-create some of her masterpieces. I've used this recipe for years, and like mom I never keep a record of the amounts. So, when I had to write it down there was a bit of tweaking to get it right. You may need to do the same to fit your desired tastes.

If you like macaroni salad, you can use this same recipe, but substitute one pound of macaroni instead of the potatoes. Try serving it with one of my favorite sandwiches or other recipes.

You will need: large mixing bowl with lid, medium size mixing bowl, spoon, knife, egg slicer.
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 8-10

Ingredients for Old Fashioned Potato Salad

8 medium cooked potatoes cubed
3 hard boiled eggs peeled and diced
1 Kosher dill spear pickle diced
1/8 cup pickle juice
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup mustard
1/4 cup sweet relish
ground black pepper
1/4 cup celery diced (optional)
1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)


1.    Boil potatoes until tender but not mushy. We have used several kinds of potatoes, but Russet mainly. Drain and let cool. You can even cook the potatoes the night before you make this and put them in the refrigerator.

2.    Set potatoes aside. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl then add potatoes. You may want to tweak it a bit with more mayonnaise or mustard according to your taste. Season with pepper and sprinkle paprika on top for color. Cover and store in refrigerator overnight for best flavor. Serve cold.

3.    *Note: You can keep some aside and add meat for those who prefer it in their salads.


Try My Oatmeal Butterscotch Craisin Cookies for Dessert
Try My Oatmeal Butterscotch Craisin Cookies for Dessert

Veggie Burgers Compliment this Salad

Serve a vegetarian burger with this salad. Read my comparison review between Boca and Morning Star for a more informed shopping decision. 

Vegetarian Recipes of Mine

Add any of these recipes with my Old Fashioned Potato Salad for a complete vegetarian menu. 


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1 comment:

  1. Potato Salad is one of my all time favorite dishes! Your recipe is quite similar to my own mom's recipe (which is mine now). I have never added pickles or pickle juice, but I will have to try it that way since I love pickles.


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