mom's Christmas Eve Potato Salad

Jane Whittaker


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 votes

15 Min
15 Min


  • 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

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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About mom's Christmas Eve Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Potatoes Potato Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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