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This is the potato salad I was raised on. Lots of eggs along with the sweet pickles gives the salad a taste similar to a good egg salad sandwich. I have adjusted the recipe slightly over the years to add color and more flavor. Adding the grated onion to the hot potatoes really lets the onion permeate the flavor of the potatoes. Cooking time is included in the preparation time.
- 5 large russet potatoes
- 6-8 eggs
- 236.59 ml celery (chopped)
- 1 small sweet onion (grated)
- 78.07 ml carrot (julienned then chopped in small pieces) (optional)
- 118.29 ml sweet gerkin pickle (chopped finely or same amount of sweet relish)
- 473.18 ml Miracle Whip (add more if needed)
- 4.92 ml salt
- 2.46 ml black pepper
- 4.92 ml msg (optional)
- 1.23 ml paprika
- Peel and quarter the potatoes and cook until tender covered with water.
- Drain well and gently mix the grated onion into the hot potatoes then set aside to cool.
- Boil the eggs about 10 minutes, cool, peel and chop.
- When the potatoes are cool enough to handle cut them into medium size chunks or cubes.
- Chop the eggs well and add to the potatoes.
- Add the celery, carrots,and pickles and toss gently.
- Mix the Miracle whip well with the salt and pepper.
- Add the dressing mixture to the salad, adding more Miracle Whip if needed to make sure the entire salad is covered well but not soupy.
- Garnish with the paprika on the top of the salad.
- Chill well several hours or overnight.
I halved the recipe and added some vinegar and sugar to mayo to mimic Miracle Whip. I chopped the carrot in the food processor to make it really small bites, left out the MSG. Thanks for a yummy potato salad Carrol! Made for PAC 2011.
This was fantastic potato salad and DH enjoyed it very much! I did add the carrots but chopped them finely so DH, who is not a fan of carrots, would not notice them right away. Didnt have any msg on hand so that was not added and topped the salad with sliced eggs and paprika. Did not miss the mustard at all just enjoyed! Made and reviewed for Pick A Chef - Fall 2012.