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Macaroni Salad Recipe

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1/2 gallon water
1 pound elbow macaroni, dried
1/2 cup onion, minced
1/2 cup carrot, finely chopped
3 cups mayonnaise (Best Foods or Hellman's) adjust to taste
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
2 teaspoons salt

1 8 oz pkg of crab select
1 can of black olives
4 hard boiled eggs
2-3 stalks celery chopped
2-3 green onions sliced

Bring water to a boil in a large pot or dutch oven.

Add the dried elbow pasta and boil for 12 minutes or until cooked.

Drain water and cool the pasta thoroughly.

Combine all remaining ingredients and chill for at least 1 hour.




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