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Potato Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Vilcone
Added: Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8 to 10 medium-sized potatoes
5 - 6 hard boiled eggs
3 stalks celery, chopped fine
1 sweet onion, chopped fine
3 T. sweet pickle relish (or dill relish - your preference)
mayo
vinegar
dried mustard (or prepared yellow mustard either works)
salt and pepper
paprika

Directions:
Directions:
Again, this is a recipe for which there is nothing written down. Mom and I always just throw everything together without measuring. But I will try to formulate a recipe. Clean and bring to a boil whole potatoes with skins on in salted water. Turn down and simmer until cooked. Drain potatoes, let cool slightly, then peel and cut into good-sized pieces. Cook eggs and chop up all but 1 (reserve that to slice on top). Mix and add salt and pepper to taste. Add chopped celery and onions and about 3 T. sweet pickle relish. Gently mix. In a separate bowl, mix 1-1/2 C. mayo with 2 T white or apple cider vinegar and either 1/2 heaping tsp. of dried mustard or about 1-1/2 tsp. prepared mustard (mayo should look lemony colored). Stir well, until smooth, and taste -- adjust vinegar or mayo proportions. Add half or so to salad and mix - if you think it needs more dressing add more. The potatoes will soak some of it up, so you want to be a little generous with the dressing when you make it or it may turn out a little dry. You may need to make even more dressing than above. Make and add dressing until you are happy with it -- taste the salad for seasonings, once you are happy with it put it in serving bowl and top with sliced hard boiled egg and sprinkle with paprika and refrigerate. Regarding the sweet pickle relish v. the dill relish, I'm sure Mom used sweet pickle relish, however, my family prefers the dill relish. If you don't have relish, you can also mince up some sweet or dill pickles.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Always wear shoes when boiling potatoes! A few years ago I boiled potatoes to mash for New Year's Day dinner. I drained the cooked potatoes into a colander in the sink and then I was pouring them back into the pan to mash when one fell onto my naked foot. The potatoes were very hot. I ran to the bathroom and put my foot in the tub and ran cold water on it but before I could get the mushy, sticky potato off my foot I had a severe burn which required a doctor visit.

 

 

 

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