Best Ever Potato Salad

"Potato Salad is another thing I've never been crazy about, until I found this recipe!! I will lick the spoons clean when I'm done putting it all together & cleaning up. The reason: dry mustard instead of prepared. It still has plenty of zing, but not one that says "don'cha love the mustard?" ;-) Recipe is from the United Methodist Cookbook 1984, Albert Lea, MN ala Ellen Adams. Thanks for the cookbook, Mom! Note: It's going in, as printed, for 25 people, but I often cut in half or quarters, depending on where it's going."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • In a bowl, combine oil, vinegar, onion, salt, basil, mustard & pepper & mix well.
  • When potatoes are tender, but not mushy, drain, place in large bowl & pour this marinade over them. Toss gently until absorbed.
  • Gently stir in eggs & vegetables.
  • Mix mayonnaise & milk together & fold into the potato mixture.
  • Chill several hours before serving.
  • Note: I cube my potatoes before they go into the pot to boil. They cook faster & I don't have to cube hot potatoes! Just watch them, because you don't want them mushy!
  • "Cooking Time" is chilling time,.

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DH of 32 years & I are (most of the time) empty nesters, with 2 DD & 2 DS (ages 29, 27, & twins 23). Have lived in the Sioux Falls, SD area since 1984. As the oldest daughter of a working mom, having to get supper started was the beginning of my love of cooking. Learning & experimenting with what to "throw in" is half the fun, and anyone who says they can't cook is really saying they don't have the patience or interest (IMHO)! ;-) Using fresh produce from the garden is absolutely my favorite thing to do - winter in South Dakota can get loooong with "cardboard" produce from the grocer. Having grown up in the service, we were exposed to lots of different cultural foods. With a mom who also loved to cook, variety & trying new foods was a true treat! DD (grrrl genius) joined RecipeZaar at the same time I did, and she'd like me to get *all* my recipes uploaded and use the site, rather than my sending paper copies. We'll see how quickly I accomplish that !
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