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mom's christmas eve potato salad

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Jane Whittaker
Massena (now in FL), NY

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.

(4 ratings)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For mom's christmas eve potato salad

  • 4 lg
    russet potatoes
  • 5 lg
    eggs, hard boiled, divided
  • 1/3 c
    celery, diced
  • 10 lg
    pimento stuffed green olives
  • 4 md
    scallions, chopped, green parts too
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise, or to your taste
  • 3 md
    radishes, diced
  • 1/2 tsp
    each salt and pepper. or to taste
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp
    dill pickle juice

How To Make mom's christmas eve potato salad

  • 1
    Peel and dice potatoes.
  • 2
    In a sauce pan cook potatoes and eggs together just until the potatoes are fork tender, not mushey.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    When cooled, dice onions, celery,4 of the eggs, radishes, slice olives and add to potatoes.
  • 5
    Add mayonnaise and seasonings.Mix well.
  • 6
    Garnish with paprika, and egg wedges.

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