The Potato Salad That Edith Gump and I Make

Recipe by Pot Scrubber
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put cold eggs into cold water and bring to a boil for about 15 minutes. Put into ice water and when thoroughly cold, they should peel easily. Do not try to peel warm eggs or the shells will stick!
  • Meanwhile, boil potatoes just until the crunch is gone and they are barely soft.
  • While potatoes and eggs are cooking combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together (I find that the mixing bowl from my KitchenAid is perfect)!
  • Drain potatoes when done and after they have stopped steaming but still warm put into a large bowl with whisked ingredients. Fold together gently trying not to break up the potatoes. Since the potatoes are warm your sauce may appear to be a little runny. Fear not- Kitchen Warrior! They will thicken back up after cooling a bit. But pouring the mixture over WARM potatoes allows the sauce to be absorbed by the potatoes resulting in a much better flavor that usually only occurs the second day. And we all know that potato salad is better the second day, don't we Dears?.
  • At this point,coarsely chop the egg into the bowl. Leave really big chunks. I usually just hold it in my hand over the bowl. Halve it with a butter knife lengthwise, then cut it into fourths crosswise.
  • Gently fold the eggs in the salad and then turn into a covered 8x8 casserole. It just barely fits.
  • Refrigerate until chilled- the longer the better. After it has chilled thoroughly- correct the seasonings with more salt or pepper if needed. Don't try to do it when it is warm- let the flavors blend before doing anything else.
  • Edith takes these to church potlucks and she says that no matter how many potato salads there are this one goes first. I make these for Dugan's monthly poker party and riots ensue if this dish isn't chilled and ready upon their arrival.
  • Edith and I can't agree whether to sprinkle bacon crumbs or not over the top. Miserable sand-eating wench.
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