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potato salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Gaylynn Y Cooper
Richton, MS

Talk about comfort food! So good with all sorts of main dishes. And yummy the next day, chilled, with a few saltine crackers!

(1 rating)
yield 4 generously
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For potato salad

  • 5-6
    medium red potatoes
  • 2
    hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 2-3
    heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c
    chopped sweet or dill pickles
  • a little bit of pickle juice (opt)
  • Desired
    celery seed, dill weed, black pepper, and salt for seasoning (opt)
  • Desired
    paprika, dill weed, course black pepper, green olives, parsley, strips of pimento, etc. for garnish.

How To Make potato salad

  • 1
    Wash/scrub potatoes with vegetable brush & peel. Dice into 1" pieces or you can leave skins on, and dice.
  • 2
    Boil potatoes for about 15 minutes or until tender in salted water. Drain in colander into sink or another pot to save for other uses. Rinse carefully with cold water and set aside to cool.
  • 3
    When potatoes have cooled a bit, fold in with all other ingredients (except garnish items) in a very large mixing bowl. Mix well until potatoes are well coated with other ingredients. If you desire creamy potato salad just mash together with a potato masher or large fork.
  • 4
    Transfer to large serving bowl. Sprinkle with your choice of garnishes. Chill if desired, (or to eat later) or serve warm immediately.