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.|
dressing: I use 1 1/2 cups of Miracle Whip, 1/2 cup of sweet pickle juice, salt and pepper to taste. Mix that using a wire whisk.
|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.|