Ida's Great Mistake Potato Salad

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Sasha Kamen

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As a young bride, my mother-in-law volunteered to bring potato salad to a luncheon. She had never made it before, but she was sure she could figure it out. She knew potatoes and hard boiled eggs. She remembered something crunchy -- celery -- and she remembered something green. She put in chopped green pimiento olives, not pickle relish! Her mistake turned out to be an inadvertent stroke of genius. You won't believe how good it is!

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Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    russet potatoes, cooked with skins on
  • 5
    large or 6 medium hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 c
    finely chopped green pimiento olives
  • 1 c
    mayonaisse
  • 3 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive juice
  • ·
    salt to taste

How to Make Ida's Great Mistake Potato Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook and drain potatoes. Remove skins with a paring knife while still slightly warm and cut into cubes.
  2. Chop eggs coarsely and add to potatoes with celery and olives. Add salt to taste.
  3. Blend mayonnaise, mustard and olive juice. Pour mixture over potatoes and fold in gently until well combined. Cover and chill thoroughly before serving.

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About Ida's Great Mistake Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Potatoes Potato Salads
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom



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