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picnic potato salad

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Carol Perricone
Massapequa Park, NY

My mom did not make potato salad, but I became totally obsessed with it, I loved it so much. But it had to be simple, and basic. I found my recipe on a jar of Hellmans Real Mayonnaise, and I tweaked it until I got it just right. As a result, I have been making this recipe "forever" and bring it to every party, BBQ, and affair I go to at the request of the hostess. The best part about this recipe is I have added dill pickles, sweet pickle relish, sliced green olives, and pickled beets too. It still tastes delicious! The beets were a surprise hit!! Enjoy!

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For picnic potato salad

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 6 c
    cubed, cooked, peeled potatoes (8-10 medium )
  • 1 c
    chopped celery
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 4
    hard cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1
    hard boiled egg, sliced for garnish

How To Make picnic potato salad

  • 1
    Gather ingredients.
  • 2
    Place potatoes in a large pot, bring to a boil, and let cook for 20-25 minutes, until they are tender. Drain potatoes, and let cool.
  • 3
    When the potatoes are cool, peel and cube them into bite sized pieces.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, white vinegar, salt, sugar, and black pepper until smooth.
  • 5
    Add cooked potatoes, celery, onion and chopped eggs. Toss to coat well.
  • 6
    Garnish with sliced hard boiled egg, cover, and chill for 2 hours before serving. Enjoy!