Old Fashioned Potato Salad
Potato Salad Just Like Mom Made
Good old fashioned homemade potato salad is one of my favorite side dishes to serve, and when it comes to my mom's recipe it was the best. Summer holidays wouldn't be the same without her potato salad.
Like any good cook, she never wrote down any of her recipes but I guess she thought we knew the amounts. I'd watch her, but still couldn't reproduce it to taste exactly like mom's.
Over the years I've fashioned my own recipes after those of my mother's hoping to re-create some of her masterpieces. I've used this recipe for years, and like mom I never keep a record of the amounts. So, when I had to write it down there was a bit of tweaking to get it right. You may need to do the same to fit your desired tastes.
If you like macaroni salad, you can use this same recipe, but substitute one pound of macaroni instead of the potatoes. Try serving it with one of my favorite sandwiches or other recipes.
Image by favored1
Copyrighted Material by Favored1. Do not copy. Photo credit by Favored1 or Amazon unless otherwise noted. This artwork is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.
Poll: Are you a potato salad fan?
Do you like potatoe salad?
Kitchen Tools You'll Need
Chef's Prefer All-Clad Stainless Cookers & Steamers - A #1 pick among Chef's
Make sure you boil enough potatoes for guests and friends with a large 12 quart cooker. Listed as one of the best deals you'll find for this top of the line cookware that is preferred by Chef's. For more All-Clad cookware, click on the link for the pot.
All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware
18/10 stainless-steel interior and exterior with brushed finish.
Encapsulated aluminum base for superior conductivity.
Includes stainless-steel pasta basket, steamer basket, and lid.
Riveted stainless-steel handles stay cool on stovetop.
Dishwasher-safe and oven-safe to 500 degrees F .
You can wash this in the dishwasher, but be advised that over time the measurement markers may be affected. Hand washing is advisable.
Prepare Eggs for Salad with an Egg Slicer
This is the one I have. You can make your salads look more attractive when your eggs are perfectly sliced. For dicing eggs, put the egg in the slicer twice by turning it the opposite way after your first slice.
Stainless steel cutting wires. Makes perfect egg or mushroom slices.
Stainless Steel Serving Spoon
Serve just about anything with this non-slip handled spoon. It's dishwasher safe and has a lifetime warranty.
Pyrex, Farberware and OXO for the Kitchen
3-pc mixing bowl set (1-quart, 1-1/2-quart, & 2-1/2-quart bowls).
Safe to use in the microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher.
Old Fashioned Potato Salad Recipe
Share this recipe with your family & media friends.
- Prep time: 15 min
- Cook time: 45 min
- Ready in: 1 hour
- Yields: 8-10
Ingredients for Old Fashioned Potato Salad
- 8 medium cooked potatoes cubed
- 3 hard boiled eggs peeled and diced
- 1 Kosher dill spear pickle diced
- 1/8 cup pickle juice
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup mustard
- 1/4 cup sweet relish
- ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup celery diced (optional)
- 1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)
- Boil potatoes until tender but not mushy. We have used several kinds of potatoes, but Russet mainly. Drain and let cool. You can even cook the potatoes the night before you make this and put them in the refrigerator.
- Set potatoes aside. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl then add potatoes. You may want to tweak it a bit with more mayonnaise or mustard according to your taste. Season with pepper and sprinkle paprika on top for color. Cover and store in refrigerator overnight for best flavor. Serve cold.
- *Note: You can keep some aside and add meat for those who prefer it in their salads.
Debate: Potato vs. Macaroni Salad
Which do you prefer?
Love my potato salad.
Pyrex Glass Dishes with Lids - Make it, store it and serve in it.
Each set listed is made of nonporous glass that will not warp, stain, or absorb the odor of food. Lids seal tights so that they can be stacked and stored easily. The bowls can be used in the oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher. Lids cannot be used in the oven or microwave and can only be washed in the top rack of a dishwasher. A two year warranty comes on the glassware.
Set includes two 2-cup round, one 3-1/2-cup rectangular, one 4-cup round, and one 6-cup rectangular storage containers; five blue plastic lids.
Set includes one 7-cup, four 2-cup, and two 4-cup round bowls; seven blue plastic lids.
Serve with Veggie Burgers & Dessert
Veggie Burgers Compliment this Salad
Read my veggie burgers review and decide which burgers are for you - Morning Star or Boca Burgers.
Veggie Burgers for the Main Meal
Serve a vegetarian burger with this salad. Read my comparison review between Boca and Morning Star for a more informed shopping decision.
Boca vs. Morning Star Soy Based Products
For most of my life I've been basically a vegetarian "type" person, meaning there were occasions I ate meat. Being less and less satifisifed with t...
Vegetarian Recipes of Mine
Add any of these recipes with my Old Fashioned Potato Salad for a complete vegetarian menu.
Complete Meatless Sandwich Ideas
10 Tasty Meatless Sandwiches
Not being a meat eater and a big sandwich lover, it's been a challenge coming up with sandwiches that I like. Maybe you have had the same problem. Before I ...
Old Fashioned Cookie Favorite
Oatmeal Butterscotch Craisin Cookies
My oatmeal cookies have been a favorite of my family's since I began making them. One reason they are a hit is because they are more substantial than most co...
Hershey Cakes Make the Event Sweeter
Hershey's Chocolate Chip Applesauce Coffee Cake
When I first made this Hershey's Chocolate Chip Applesauce Coffee Cake it was a cold, rainy fall day. You know, the kind of day where you just want to stay a...
Banana Bread Recipes Win Guests Approval
Blue Ribbon Banana Bread Recipes
Banana Bread Recipes for First Place Winners in 2011 & 2012. If there is a way to put chocolate in anything, I'm all for it. I actually tried this reci...
© 2013 Fay Favored