Friday, July 10, 2009

Mom's Potato Salad

This potato salad is the one that my mom has been making for as far back as I can remember. Notice a theme to my sister's and my posts lately? I guess that tends to be the case after any holiday... we all gravitate towards those traditional family meals that we grew up loving. This potato salad is, by far, one of my favorite things that she makes. . . though I don't believe it's one of her favorites to make. I guess I owe her extra big for when she does it! ;) One thing I will warn about is that I have inherited my mother's "make too much for every meal" trait and I really don't measure when making this side dish. I've done my best to estimate. I'm really not exhaggerating when I say that I typically use almost a 10 pound bag of potatoes to make it. Like I said, it's a sickness.

Mom's Potato Salad
5 pounds Russett potatoes
1 bunch green onions (or 1 medium leek)
6-8 hard boiled eggs
1 jar mayonnaise
White pepper to taste
Garlic salt to taste

Thoroughly wash the potatoes and place in a large pot with the skins still on. Cover with water and boil until just fork tender. DO NOT overboil as your potatoes will fall apart when cut. Remove from the water and peel the skin off. Dice the cooked potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Chop the hard boiled eggs and the green onions (white and green parts). Combine with the jar of mayonnaise and season to taste.

15 comments:

  1. this looks great love mums hope my baby will grow up making mine lol

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  2. Your potato salad was excellent!!! We really are lucky that Mom has so many great recipes :) Hopefully Hannah and Maddie will keep them going!!

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  3. I am in love with potato salad! This looks so good! I have an award for you!

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  4. Great photo!
    Sounds super yummy!

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  5. This is almost exactly how my mom makes it too. Only different is my mom adds a little bit of celery salt, mustard, onions and I think pickles. We always use mircle whip in ours.

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  6. We love potato salad; eat it all year round. Yummmm, this is a nice straightforward potato salad.

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  7. Potato salad is such a great summer dish! I love it with a good ol' burger.

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  8. oh, this recipe will make your mom beam with pride! Love good ol' comfort traditional foods!

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  9. Looks like the perfect potato salad to me! I would love to eat it with some of your mom's meatloaf! :0)

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  10. Just like my moms but she adds a dash of vinegar. Delicious!

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  11. I luv tater salad in any form! Sounds delicious :D

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  12. This was DELICIOUS...thanks for sharing with us!!

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  13. This looks great! What size jar of mayo do you use? I usually only buy the 15oz. jar, but I'm sure that's not what you use!!! ;) lol...

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  14. I like to cook too but unfortunately i don't like mayo. How weird is that? I looks great though.

    Today I made sweet and sour chicken and basmati rice.

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  15. katy, I am sorry I somehow left that out! Somewhat of an important detail, don't you think? :)

    I actually normally just add it in, spoonful by spoonful until it is the consistency I like. I'd say probably about 1/2 of the large jar for this amount of potatoes.

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