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Potato Salad

Updated on July 13, 2018
Potato Salad ready for home use.
Potato Salad ready for home use.

Over the Years, I have always been partial to potato salad. My Mom made a pretty good potato salad and my Aunt made a unique potato salad with mustard added to the salad dressing. My next door neighbor made hers with and without hard boiled eggs because her nephew didn't eat eggs. Her potato salad was designated by another neighbor as the one that he would want at a block party because hers was the best.

To be honest, I have tried to make each of the three types and ended up using a mixture of my Mom's and the next door neighbor. I learned from the neighbor that the secret to good potato salad is to make sure that the potatoes are hot when you blend in the rest of the ingredients. As it marinates the flavor gets better and better. The second thing is to be sure you have enough Miracle Whip to leave a creamy consistency. There is nothing worse than dry potato salad.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: Large Serving Bowl

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds red potatoes, I prefer baby size
  • 1/2 dozen eggs, hard boiled
  • 3 stalks celery, diced small
  • 1 small white onion, diced small
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced small
  • 1 quart Miracle Whip
Finished Potato Salad for a Christmas Party
Finished Potato Salad for a Christmas Party
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 358
Calories from Fat180
% Daily Value *
Fat 20 g31%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Unsaturated fat 16 g
Carbohydrates 28 g9%
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 170 mg57%
Sodium 1322 mg55%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
  1. Boil the red potatoes until tender.
  2. Boil the eggs and place pot in cold water. Take eggs out of shells, dice and set aside in small bowl.
  3. Dice your onion, celery and green pepper. The amount you dice depends on how much crunch you want in your potato salad.
  4. Cut the potatoes into cubes without taking off the skins. If there is a piece of skin that comes loose, you can pick it out and throw it away.
  5. Place half of your cubed potatoes in the bottom of a large bowl.
  6. Cover the potatoes with half of the diced vegetables.
  7. Cover the diced vegetables with half of the eggs.
  8. Repeat steps 5, 6 and 7 until you have all of the ingredients in the bowl.
  9. Pour the quart of Miracle Whip over the mixture and mix through the potato, egg and vegetable mixture until the Miracle Whip is totally mixed.
  10. Place the finished potato salad into your serving bowl and garnish with the strips of green pepper you have saved when chopping the vegetables.
Egg Slicer used to cut eggs.  Then I cut them in half before I drop them into salad
Egg Slicer used to cut eggs. Then I cut them in half before I drop them into salad

Tips

I always use my egg slicer to cut the eggs for the potato salad. Then I dice the slices in half while I put them into the mix.

I cut an even amount of potatoes and hard boiled eggs and layer them with some of the diced vegetables.

When I have the entire bowl filled then I use my hands to mix the salad dressing through the potato salad.

make hard boiled eggs the easy way
make hard boiled eggs the easy way

I have bought egglettes to boil my eggs and no longer have to try to take the shell off the hot eggs.

To serve at a party I use a pan the type you see above and fill the lid with ice cubes to keep the salad from going bad during the party.

Potato Salad my son's way

My son dearly loved potato salad and I was forever making a batch just for him or for him to take to work. His favorite way to eat potato salad was rolled up on a piece of bread (a potato salad sandwich). To most this sounds gross but he loved it and I loved making it for him.

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