Jane McMillan-Whittaker Recipe

mom's Christmas Eve Potato Salad

By Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46


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Jane's Story

I Know most people have potato salad in the summer time, but my Mom would always have it on her Christmas Eve buffet. She would have cold cuts, crusty rolls, baked beans, Christmas cookies, and home made peanut brittle.
We all looked forward to the potato salad becauce it had been months since we had it, and it went so well with the buffet
I simply cannot stand potato salad with mustard (southern style) or made with miracle whip. Guess it's what you grew up with.

Ingredients

4 large
russet potatoes
5 large
eggs, hard boiled, divided
1/3 c
celery, diced
10 large
pimento stuffed green olives
4 medium
scallions, chopped, green parts too
1 c
mayonnaise, or to your taste
3 medium
radishes, diced
1/2 tsp
each salt and pepper. or to taste
1 to 2 Tbsp
dill pickle juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Peel and dice potatoes.
2
In a sauce pan cook potatoes and eggs together just until the potatoes are fork tender, not mushey.
3
When cooked, drain well, cover, and refridgerate until cooled. I usually put a few paper towels in the bottom of the bowl first to absorb the water.
4
When cooled, dice onions, celery,4 of the eggs, radishes, slice olives and add to potatoes.
5
Add mayonnaise and seasonings.Mix well.
6
Garnish with paprika, and egg wedges.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Potato Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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14 Comments

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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Dec 25, 2014
Jane this is a geat recipe --I will give it a try --this one I have is great too give it try sometime....
Lebanese Potato Salad
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Dec 24, 2014 - Jane McMillan-Whittaker shared this recipe with discussion group: What's Cookin' Today?
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Bea L. BeachChic
Apr 17, 2013
Looks yummy, Jane. My hubs could eat my olives and radishes. He would love this!!!!
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Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46
Dec 6, 2011
Thanks Joey!
We just used Hellman's mayo, that is all my mom would use.
Now GW's mom and sisters on the other hand just use Miracle Whip.
It's a personal thing, but I really dislike Miracle Whip, guess it's what you grew up with.
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Joey Wolf 8of10
Dec 6, 2011
I have found Miracle Whip gives me heartburn, Mayo does not. Ron uses the Miracle Whip (cuz that's what he likes) and I use Mayo...Helman's with Olive Oil ROCKS! We are having ham at Christmas, I suggested potato salad, but was shouted down by the elders who want cheesy potatoes. lol It's ok I will make potato salad for us! Saving your recipe Miss Jane!