Mom's Potato Salad


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This recipe is my recreation of my mother's potato salad. It took me years to duplicate her recipe. It is loved by everyone who eats it and I am always asked to bring it to family gatherings or to church pot luck dinners.

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  • 6 medium potatoes, pared
  • 6 eggs
  • 3-4 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3-5 Tbs. Hellman's mayonnaise
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste
  • Paprika

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Boil the potatoes to the point of almost being done. Do not overcook. Let cool.While the potatoes are cooling boil the eggs. Dice the potatoes into bite size pieces into a large bowl. (I like mine to be more on the small side.) Add the diced celery and onion to the potatoes. Dice the cooled eggs into the mixture. Sprinkle with salt and white pepper, to taste.

Mix well. Add 3 large tablespoons of mayonnaise and stir well. If you want to add more, add it a spoonful or at a time and stir. Don't add to much or your salad will become soupy. Smooth over the top and sprinkly lightly with Paprika. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight.

Note: I add very little salt so that as the flavors meld the salad doesn't taste to salty. You can add more per each person's taste on their plates.

Reviews (1)

  • This is the best potato salad, I have been making this for years. I would not change a thing. I dislike it when people add or change a recipe. They should just list their version to be judged. Easy to make . A winner every time.

    Flag as inappropriate carole33  |  May 19, 2012

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