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Video: Old Fashioned Potato Salad

See how to make tasty potato salad, old-school style!

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See how to make classic potato salad the old-fashioned way, with eggs, celery, and relish. You’ll see a great method for cooking hard-boiled eggs and discover the best kind of potatoes for making potato salad. This 5-star potato salad recipe is perfect for picnics, summer parties, and family gatherings. It’s a great side dish for anything from the barbeque, too, from hamburgers to grilled chicken and ribs. Watch the video, then get jewellkay’s top-rated recipe for Old Fashioned Potato Salad.

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Jul. 4, 2014 10:07 am
Instead of sweet pickle relish, try using juice from dill pickles...DELICIOUS!! Also, I remember good old potato salad with tiny chopped green pepper...changes the flavor into something wonderful......
Jul. 3, 2014 8:36 pm
I only use Hellman's mayonnaise.
Jul. 3, 2014 8:35 pm
My mother always made this...especially or family reunions; now ma it. I always called it German potato salad; I guess the real name is "old fashioned potato salad". I don't chop my potatoes or eggs. Instead, I chunk them. My mouth was watering while I was watching the video.
Sep. 2, 2013 2:49 am
I have try that last week I lake that.
Jul. 3, 2013 3:52 pm
I always roll the egg in my hands, right after I crack it, the shell peels off much more neatly.
Jun. 26, 2013 11:37 am
When I make this potato salad, I cook my eggs in with my potatoes, and take them out after ten minutes of boiling. I cut the potatoes rather small. For my dressing mixture I always add dijon mustard for a creamier dressing. I do use celery salt, and black pepper to taste. I also like green onions, and finely chopped radishes in my salad. Never peel red potatoes for this salad. I find it best to mash the potatoes, and add all ingredients when the spuds are still warm, then refrigerate. Made some on the weekend, and my guests, said it tasted like butter. :)
Sep. 2, 2012 2:35 pm
A tip I received from a friend years ago was cook the potatoes the day before, while warm add 1/4 cup sweet pickle juice (or to taste), let sit over night. I now add everything except the eggs and mayo/mustard the day before. Scrumptious!!
Jo Bev Fain 
Sep. 2, 2012 9:05 am
Add 1 Tbs Sugar and 1 TBS white vinegar to the COOKED, chopped potatoes and toss lightly. Let sit a few minutes. This Releases the starch buildup on the potatoes so they do not stick together or become mushy. It also adds just a touch of sweet & sour taste to the salad. After sitting or cooled continue creating your salad. (Another Grandmother tip!)
Aug. 6, 2012 5:05 am
videos shows more than a quarter cup of mayo.
Aug. 5, 2012 10:00 am
No need to let the eggs cool before the instant egg-shelling trick. Just drain the water from boiled eggs, shake the pan vigorously several times (egg shells crack into tiny sections as they "collide" with each other and pan side). Then, peel the eggs under cold running water; the shells just slip right off. Cool eggs before cutting. My family recipe: instead of chopping the entire eggs and adding them in chunks to mixture, slice the cooled eggs in half, set the whites aside to be finely chopped separately, remove the yolks and mash thoroughly w. fork, in largish separate bowl. Add 2 or 3 T of apple cider vinegar to mashed egg yolks. Add a dash of sugar and salt. Blend together. Then add 1/2 cup to 1 cup (depending on quantity of potatoes) of Miracle Whip --or mayonnaise if more bland flavor is preferred. Blend thoroughly and pour over chopped cooled potatoes, finely chopped egg whites, celery, and green onions (including a bit of the green tops). Alternative: half sour cream, half Mir
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