When I was a kid, I hated potato salad. My sis got me to try it, then I liked it. I learned to make it from watching my Mom and later learned to embellish on that recipe. My family LOVES my potato salad so much that I am usually the one called on to make it for our family functions. Until the next generation decides to take on the yummy task.
1Get your pretty apron on, & get out your prettiest large sized bowl. Use a large sized rubber spatula or other big utensil to fold into the salad easier. Make sure your vegetables are washed good. Cook your potatoes whole with skin on, until fork inserts easily into the side of the potato. Celery, and pickles are chopped. Peel your hard boiled eggs and set them aside.
2First peel your cooked, cooled potatoes. Cut each one into 3/4 inch slices, then cut each slice into bite size chunks and place them in your pretty bowl. You can make your chunks as big or little as you want, its your home, your family, your salad... :)
3Add your chopped white or green onion. Helpful Hint: Put the diced onion in a strainer and quickly run it under the cold water faucet to take out some of the onion juice. I promise it will still taste great! Green onion adds pretty color.
4Add the chopped pickles and celery.
5In a separate bowl mix the mayonnaise & mustard use your rubber spatula to get it all in the bowl. Stir the B&B pickles in the jar so the spices are suspended; pour 1/4 C of the juice to the mayo/mustard bowl and mix well. Add in the dill weed and fennel seed and mix it all together. Set it aside.
6Add in the chopped eggs. It doesn't matter if they get mashed.
7Take a clean spoon, dip it into the salad, and taste it. Tweak it with what ever you want. Don't salt it yet. Keep in mind the fennel seed needs to sit in there for a bit with the other spices to get its essence on. By then all of the spices have come together to make your taste buds sing praises to the God who created these wonderful vegetables and sauces for us to enjoy!
8Pour the mayo mixture over the vegetables, and use your large spatula to mix well scraping the sides of the bowl. You might want to mix more mayo/mustard to add in, go ahead! Add more pickle juice if it isn't as creamy as you might like.
9Slice your eggs and place them at the top of your salad, I didn't strategically place them in this photo. I am so sure!! 8D But I am positive you can make some cool egg designs.
10Your family will ask for seconds! Visitors might even want to take some home for later. I like to make this salad a day ahead, then serve it up the next day. I make my food with love. From my kitchen to your tummy, I hope you think my food is yummy!! God bless!!