When I was a kid I use to LOVE when my mom made potato salad, it was amazing.
When I moved away as an adult it took a few times to get it close to how she made it, but it eventually happened.
This recipe will easily feed 12 people. It’s the perfect side for burgers, pulled pork, hot dogs, anything really.
Also, be prepared because this is a large portion.
It’s not the traditional way people make it, it’s creamy and delicious.
I usually like to ramble on, and tell some nice little story….but I did that already and my computer froze. So this is the second time around, now I am just wanting to finish this post. So here is the short version:
Step one, peal and place five pounds of potatoes in a large pot, and then heat.
Cook them till fork tender at a simmer.
Drain well and put in a large bowl.
While it is still hot add and mix well:
1.5 cups of Mayo (or Miracle whip if you have a mayo aversion.)
1/2 Cup of Mustard
2 Teaspoons of Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon of Onion Powder
1/3-1/2 Cup of Dill Relish (depending on your preference)
2-3 Boiled Eggs
½ Cup of diced black olives.
When you’re done feel free to top with paprika, just to give it some color 🙂
I also like to put it in a different bowl after mixing, just so it looks clean.
I like to mix everything a little at a time, I do the mayo first, then the mustard followed by the seasonings….tasting as I go.
You want the Mayo to be blended in with the potatoes, not just soupy in the bowl.
Add the Mayo until the potatoes are no longer dry.
Remember, it is going to taste a bit different cold!
This does take a bit to make, but trust me when I say it is worth it!
No one remembers the person who brought the supermarket potato salad, but they will remember you for this.
Also please remember that it gets stronger the longer it sits….Don’t overdo the mustard. You want it to be yellow, but not overpowering.
Please try to also make sure that your potatoes are mashed up and mixed well, try to avoid large chunks for people to bite into.
Hope this recipe works for you!