Perfect Potato Salad

There are so many different styles of potato salads out there. But I like the traditional recipe made with a mayonnaise base, celery, onions, eggs, and sweet relish. Don’t get me wrong, a good new potato salad with a Ranch Base, cheese, bacon and green onion is another favorite but when I think of a good ole cookout I think of a more traditional potato salad. This recipe does it for me. It is from one of my favorite cookbooks, my old, old church cookbook. The recipe comes from a sweet Southern Belle, Juanita. Sadly Jaunita is gone but I have a few of her wonderfully homey recipes. One of our favorites from her is Creamed Chicken which I will have to blog about soon as it is probably our family’s most favorite supper. Well give this potato salad a try, it is simple and delicious.

Perfect Potato Salad
5 cups cubed potatoes, about 4-5 large potatoes
1 cup chopped vidalia onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup sweet pickles, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. celery seed
fresh cracked pepper
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
4 hard cooked eggs, chopped

In a large pot, cover potatoes and eggs (in their shells) with water, cover and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender but not mushy. While potatoes are cooking measure out the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Drain the cooked potatoes, peel and chop eggs. While the potatoes and eggs are hot add to the rest of the ingredients, stirring well. Check seasoning and add more salt if needed. Let cool on counter one hour then transfer to the refrigerator and chill. It is even better the next day.


  1. That Girl
    Posted June 26, 2008 at 12:16 PM | Permalink

    I’ve never really gotten into potato or macaroni salad – I think it’s the mayo.

  2. Robin Sue
    Posted June 26, 2008 at 2:49 PM | Permalink

    that girl- I think it is a love hate food. My hubby dosen’t really like the texture.

  3. Paula
    Posted June 27, 2008 at 3:28 PM | Permalink

    *Love* potato salads of all kinds! Now that summer is finally here, we’ll be eating lots of variations. This is a nice sweet recipe with the inclusion of eggs, sugar, and pickles!

  4. Robin Sue
    Posted June 28, 2008 at 9:24 AM | Permalink

    Paula- Thanks, hope you try this one and like it.

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