Mammaw's Southern Style Potato Salad

Recipe by Donna Luckadoo
READY IN: 45mins


  • 3
    lbs idaho potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1
    cup sweet onion (finely diced)
  • 12
    cup celery (finely diced)
  • 6
    large eggs (boiled, dice only 4 eggs for the salad and slice and save 2 for the top.)
  • 14
    cup diced pimento (but adds color, it's not enough to add any flavor.) (optional)
  • 1
    cup sweet gherkins (diced) or 1 cup relish (diced)
  • 14
    cup yellow mustard (just for color, adds no flavor.)
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon salt
  • 1
    tablespoon pepper
  • 1 - 1 12
    cup Miracle Whip (depends on how thick you like it.)
  • 1
    teaspoon paprika (for the top.)


  • Boil potatoes until they are tender but firm, do not over cook or the salad will be like mashed potatoes.
  • Drain potatoes immediately and let them cool completely.
  • Add (to the cooled potatoes) all other ingredients.
  • Toss lightly until thoroughly mixed making sure not to mash the potatoes.
  • Top the salad with the sliced eggs and sprinkle with Paprika.
  • We love it while it's still warm.
  • Refrigerate if you like it cold for 2 hours.
  • Enjoy!