Prep 24 hrs
Cook 0 mins
This recipe is my mom's. It's a family favorite and I'm looking foward to it when i get back to the states. Make as little or as much as needed. Great for cookouts, with BBQ, or whenever. Takes about one hour including cooking time.
- 8 -9 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup chopped pickle
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 5 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped
- 2 cups mayonnaise
- 3 -4 tablespoons mustard
- after peeling and dicing potatoes place them in a large pot to boil until tender.
- drain the potatoes, add pickles, onions, and eggs then mix in mayo until its the desired consistancy.
- mix in mustard.
- salt and pepper to taste.
I had been searching for a good simple recipe for potato salad and I hit the jackpot on this one!!! I followed the recipe (just cut it down for smaller serving size) and omitted the onion and boy was it a huge success!
This is the way my Mother always made her potato salad and my sister and I have continued to do the same except we both add sour cream to the mayonnaise. Do so to your preference. Since my husband doesn't care for the pickles, I don't add them anymore. I also sprinkle just a bit of paprika on the top to give it a bit of color. People have asked me for my recipe and say its the best they've ever had, so I guess I'll keep doing it this way.
You can call this Southern but I need to tell you that it is also the recipe my mom followed and I've continued to make and eat it. South Dakota born and raised. Maybe southern does enter into it.