"Family Old timer", Potato Salad

Family Old Timer, Potato Salad Recipe

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"Very Old", recipe, Over 60 Plus yrs.is from my Grandmother. This was the "family favorite" anytime of the day, No special Occasion for Grandma to put this one together.I sure miss her touches to good old fashioned Home style Comfort cooking.

Note: This dressing is also "exceptionally" good in Macaroni Salad. This is our Families favorite.


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30 Min
30 Min


  • 6-7 medium
    potatoes, russets . . . boiled
  • 5
    eggs, hard boiled
  • 1 jar(s)
    dill relish (8oz) small jar,
  • 1 small
    onion diced (optional)
  • 1 can(s)
    black olives sliced (optional)

  • 1 1/3 c
    mayonnaise ( best foods) mix seperately
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow mustard, add to mayo
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder, add to mayo
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder,add to mayo
  • 1/3 c
    dill pickle juice, add to mayo.
  • ·
    mix well.

How to Make "Family Old timer", Potato Salad


  1. Boil Potatoes with skins on, Together, with Eggs in lightly salted water. Eggs will be done before the Potatoes. Remove them to ice cold water.
    Peel and dice the eggs, while waiting for the potato's.
  2. Peel Potatoes under running water. They peel easily.
    In large Bowl;
    Dice or chop potato's into chunks
    add the Olives if desired
    Dice Eggs
    Dice onions, if you desire them in your salad,
    (Some people do not eat onions So I delete onions for some)
    Mix in seperate Measuring cup or Small bowl.
    Mix Together: Mayo, Mustard, Dill pickle Juice,Onion Pdr, & garlic Pdr. Stir well
  4. Add: Dressing into Chopped Potato's, eggs, Relish, onions, & olives.
    TOSS WELL. . .
    CHILL, & Serve.
  5. This has been a long time favorite recipe of the family and handed down by my grandmother over 60 yrs ago.

    Suggestion, & HINT:
    When I make my salad, You never know how much to fix.
    Good rule of thumb is: 1 potato per person. and 1 egg for every 2 potatoes. and you can't go wrong with amounts to make and serve.

    She also made this same dressing and added to Macroni, for a super Macaroni Salad. Old recipe, from when things were made from scratch, mostly. Back then they used dill pickles instead of the dill pickle relish. You still can, instead of the relish.

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Course/Dish: Potatoes, Potato Salads

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