Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mom's Classic Potato Salad

One of my biggest food memories growing up is that every summer my mom would make her potato salad. I know, I know, everyone has had potato salad but there's something about my mom's recipe that makes it different. I'm not sure what it is but it's the only potato salad my oldest daughter likes and you will never catch me buying potato salad at the deli, no ma'am. I just don't like it. I'd rather spend the time making my mom's recipe.

Mom's Classic Potato Salad

6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 ribs celery, sliced

1 small onion, diced

1 kosher pickle, diced

1 hard-boiled egg, diced

1 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon mustard

1 tablespoon vinegar

Salt and pepper

Milk, just enough to make the dressing creamy

Boil the potatoes in salted water just until fork tender. Drain and cool. Place the celery, onion, pickle, and hard-boiled egg in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sugar, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper, to taste. Add just enough milk to make the mixture creamy.

Add the potatoes to the large bowl. Add the dressing and lightly mix together until the vegetables are coated. Taste and adjust for salt. Chill for at least a couple of hours.

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1 comment:

Sheila said...

I love potato salad but I never make it--I'm not sure why!! I'll have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing. Sheila