Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is the same basic recipe my mom has always made. A lot of the measurements are guesses and should be added to taste. You can also add peppers, pickles, celery, etc. I made this in a small batch today, since it's just me. It's a good amount for one or two people to eat a few times. But it's easy enough to double or triple or....you get the idea. I love this because it's what I grew up on and I am not a celery fan and also find most commercial potato salad to be too bland or too sweet.
- 2 yukon gold potatoes, medium to large sized
- 3 hard-boiled eggs
- 1⁄2 cup finely diced onion (to taste)
- 1⁄2 tablespoon cider vinegar (to taste)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon mustard powder (to taste)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon celery seed (to taste)
- salt and pepper
- 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise (estimate)
- Scrub the potatoes and place in water to cover. Bring to a boil and then cover the pan and lower heat to simmer for about 25 - 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender but not falling apart to the touch (but a little overcooked is better than having an uncooked spot in the middles). You can cool the potatoes some by putting them in cold water for about a minute or two.
- When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them into cubes or chunks or quarter slices and put them in a bowl.
- Sprinkle vinegar over potatoes.
- Dice up to of the eggs and add. Slice the third and reserve to make decoration for the top of the salad.
- Add onions, seasonings and the mayonnaise and stir until well incorporated.
- Decorate top of salad with reserved eggs.
- Chill to blend all flavors, but also tastes good slightly warm right after you make it!