Recipe by jewellkay
"This is potato salad the old fashioned way - with eggs, celery and relish. It's really good to serve with chili."
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sweet pickle relish
ground black pepper to taste
I really enjoyed this recipe. I did make some minor changes--I added extra mayo to make it less dry, I used dill pickles that I cut up instead of the sweet relish, and I cut up the potatoes prior to cooking to cut down on the cooking time. I will definitely make this again.
This was my first attempt at potato salad...and I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed. It didn't wow me like I thought it would, and it didn't have the best reaction from the family. My grandma usually makes hers and didn't this year, so this dish had a lot to live up to. Don't get me wrong, it was "good", just not "great".
I think I will let grandma keep making the potato salad from now on...but thanks for the post.
Wow. I never made potatoe salad before and this disappeared very quickly. I cut the onion measurement in 1/2 and grated it. Only used 2 eggs. Didn't have celery seeds or mustard.Dry mustard would be a nice touch. Put more like 4 heeping tblspn of mayo, and I chopped up dill pickle with some extra pickle juice. The search is over for a really good potatoe salad.
My husband was craving potato salad so after looking at a few different recipies I tried this one. It was really good! It is better the next day so make it a day in advance if possible. I added more mayo so it wasn't dry. It definately is a classic picnic potato salad. I will definately make this recipe again.
I really enjoyed reading through the reviews to see other reviewers personal touches they put on their own potato salad. I can tell you I never was a fan of potato salad until I started making my own and then it was over from there. It really does come down to personal preferances and it's really personal, really. Because we wanted a tamer onion flavor, I used green onion. I used dill pickles instead of sweet as we don't care for sweet pickles, and I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt. After mixing the potato salad ingredients, I found that mine needed more mayo. Not much, maybe a little under another quarter cup? I added chopped chives, onion powder and a couple good shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce to my potato salad as that's what I always add to all my potato salad--it's a family favorite. Nice basic potato salad that we all enjoyed.
I made a few changes - 2 lbs. red potatoes, reduced eggs to 2, reduced sweet pickle relish to 1 heaping tablespoon, reduced mustard to less than 1 tablespoon and increased mayonnaise to more than 1 cup. Turned out great.My husband loved this recipe. He said it was the best he has had in years and it has a flavorful and clean taste.
Pretty good and tastes a lot like my mom's. I didn't add the relish and added an extra egg. I also used a combination of mayo and miracle whip for a little more flavor also using dijon mustard vs. yellow mustard makes a big difference.
I have made this Potato Salad several times, and each time it is wonderful. People are always asking for recipe. I do adjust mayo and pickle relish to my own personal taste, which means I add more of each.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Old Fashioned Potato Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 69
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