Recipe by RAINEYJR
"I have been working very hard since I married to come up with a perfect potato salad. This is it - a sweet, creamy recipe made with red potatoes. Very tasty. You can substitute sweet pickle relish for the sweet pickle cubes."
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red potatoes, diced
green bell pepper, chopped
1 (16 ounce) jar
sweet pickles, cubed
onion, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
This is my favorite "traditional" potato salad recipe. I love all the stuff in it, and the dressing is a bit lower in fat ;) My only complaint is that it takes me longer than 45 min of cook/prep time and I use drained sweet pickle relish instead of chopping the sweet pickles. It makes a large amount, more than the recipe says it serves, but can be cut in half for a family of four with leftovers the next day.
I made this recipe for a camping trip. I needed to add much more mayonaise to cover the potatoes. I used about an entire small jar of mayo. Instead of relish I used bread-n-butter pickes that I chopped and also used the same pickle juice. I also substituted a red bell pepper instead of the green pepper. After much doctoring and adding more sugar and mustard the end result was a wonderful creation!! Everyone loved it!! I now have a great recipe of my own thanks to using this one as a guide.
I was looking for a Mustard-type potato salad and this is the "first" one that I came across. I added a bit more mustard for taste and for ease of preparing, i julienned the potato on a Pampered Chef slicer. The taters had a bit less texture to them, but boiled a lot faster.
All in all, I was very pleased with this recipe, but you will probably need to add salt at the table. Slim down on the celery if the majority of your family isn't celery lovers.
This recipe actually feeds more than what it says - i have half a bowl left over. Also, if you have the time and the room, make this dish 2 days before to make sure all the flavors blends. I made this 24 hours ahead of time, but it was even better Monday!
I didn't make 12 servings because I only had 4 potatoes. I kind of guessed at the proportions. Very tasty. I still like mom's potato salad made with onions and cucumbers but hubby is from the South and he grew up on this sort of relish/ mustard type of potato salad. He loved it. Much better than the store bought versions. Sweet (and dill) pickle salad cubes are sold in the South commonly alongside of the relish and used in salads often. Don't overdo the pickle cubes I thought the proportion in the recipe was a bit much. You can leave out the sugar too, sweet enough without it.
Great recipe! We don't like celery or sweet pickles, so I used dill pickle relish and dill weed instead. Also added sliced black olives and green onions. Disappeared right quick, it did!
This wasn't a hit with our family. We prefer a more creamy potato salad and it had a little too much relish/pickle for our liking. I won't make it again.
Excellent! Doesn't need that "teaspoon of sugar". Really delish!
A tasty recipe that had everyone going back for seconds both times I've made it. People were surprised to hear that relish (I used relish instead of cubes) provided most of the flavor. Will make again. Thanks, Ellen!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Potato Salad I
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 118
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