mom's Christmas Eve Potato Salad

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Serves: 10
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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

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Jane McMillan-Whittaker Recipe
Well Seasoned
Massena (now in FL), NY
Member Since Oct 2010
Jane's notes for this recipe:
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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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.

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user 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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user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Oct 29, 2010
Yummy, Jane. I can eat potato salad anytime.
user Jane McMillan-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.
user Jane McMillan-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!
user 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....

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