mom's Christmas Eve Potato Salad

Jane Whittaker Recipe

By Jane Whittaker janenov46

15 Min
15 Min

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.

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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

Peel and dice potatoes.
In a sauce pan cook potatoes and eggs together just until the potatoes are fork tender, not mushey.
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.
When cooled, dice onions, celery,4 of the eggs, radishes, slice olives and add to potatoes.
Add mayonnaise and seasonings.Mix well.
Garnish with paprika, and egg wedges.

About this Recipe

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

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JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Oct 29, 2010
OH YUMMMMMMM! I love potato salad...Mayo makes the best.....I will have to try it.....I have a recipe of mine that I put a little Salsa in mine....I am big on radishes too...I don't know if you like Braunswager but I make Braunswager and radish open face SAMO's...Nancy loves them too...I got her hooked....LOL I was introduced to it when we lived in Germany....
thanks for the Post....

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Donna Brown gabbiegirl
Oct 29, 2010
Yummy, Jane. I can eat potato salad anytime.
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Oct 29, 2010
I agree on the mayo thing JoSele.
Years ago my friend Vickie said "Why is your potato salad so much bettter than mine? I said I didn't know and we went down the list. When I got to the mayo she said "that's it !", and to this day when she makes potato salad she makes it with mayo.
Funny thing is whenever I make it, I think of her.
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Oct 29, 2010
On the braunswager I can't keep it in the house. We like it on white bread, mayo, thinly sliced onion, and then the braunswager.
For all you folks out there this is liverwurst, and we LOVE it!
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Oct 29, 2010
that is funny...Mayo makes it is not sweet like Miracle whip is....I love Mayo on a lot of things...I grew up with Mayo and my husband grew up with Miracle Whip....
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Oct 29, 2010
we love it too....It doesn't last around here either...
Mar 15, 2011 - Jane Whittaker shared this recipe with discussion group: You Say Potato... I say "MORE PLEASE!"
Mar 19, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: SALADS
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Mar 19, 2011
Thanks Karla, been gona all day and haven't had a chance to give salads some of my recipes
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!
Jane 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.
Bea L. BeachChic
Apr 17, 2013
Looks yummy, Jane. My hubs could eat my olives and radishes. He would love this!!!!
Dec 24, 2014 - Jane Whittaker shared this recipe with discussion group: What's Cookin' Today?
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....
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Jun 1, 2015 - Jane Whittaker shared this recipe with discussion group: In the Garden----Out of the Garden.