Thursday, September 29, 2016

Making My Mom's Potato Salad

I think this potato salad is similar to German potato salad. This recipe is not exact, but is tastes so much like my Mother's that I only make and eat this potato salad. Everyone loves it, even many who say they do not like potato salad. I usually make it for a crowd so that is what I have pictured (12 potatoes). 
To make a smaller batch, simply use half as much. Sometimes Mom would use left over mashed potatoes, but I never liked it as much as using the fresh boiled, chopped potatoes.
Boil the potatoes in their jackets, until tender when you stick a fork in them. This is enough for a large crowd. Boil equal amount of eggs (12) for 7 minutes, drain and set aside to cool.

Drain and set aside to cool.

The skins will come off easily. Scrape off the skin and cut into chunks.



I use an egg slicer to cut up the eggs.

Cut one way, turn a quarter turn and cut into smaller pieces. I didn't picture this but next you cut sweet pickles into small chunks.


Combine eggs, potatoes and pickles. Pour dressing on top of the mixture and stir.

Put in a clean bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour. I usually add pepper to the top. You could garnish with olives, red peppers, etc. My family likes it very plain, no onions or peppers.