Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mama's Potato Salad Recipe - Offering Hospitality Recipe Swap

When thinking of summer picnics, cookouts and barbecues, my Mama's Potato Salad always comes to mind.  I didn't know there was any other way to prepare potato salad until I was in college!  These days I'm the mama and when fixing potato salad, this is the recipe I use.

Mama's Potato Salad Recipe

4 medium to large white or Russet potatoes (peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces)
1/2 cup of Miracle Whip (or mayonnaise)
3 Tbsp. prepared mustard
1/4 cup of sweet relish
2 boiled eggs, chopped

Boil potatoes until fork tender.  Drain potatoes and place them in a large bowl.  May leave potatoes as they are OR mash them a little (my mom always made them look like lumpy mashed potatoes).

Add remaining ingredients, stirring after each one.  These amounts are approximate and completely to taste!  I recommend you taste the salad after stirring in each ingredient.  I like mine tangy so I add more mustard.

Yield:  6-8 adult servings

What do you think?  Is this recipe worth a try?

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Amy Haynes said...

Sounds good! I have never made potato salad (guess we're more pasta salad people) but might give this a try for something new and different!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Never made potato salad?! I'm shocked! :) I hope you give it a try.

Carrie said...

I've never actually made potato salad either. =X

But yours looks easy so that gives me hope for the future.

I'm almost thinking I'll do a follow up post called, "I Made All Your Recipes." Wouldn't that be fun some month? And fattening?

Whatever would Jillian say?

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

How has a girl from Texas never made potato salad?! My recipe is super easy. It's essentially mashed potatoes with miracle whip/mayo, mustard, boiled eggs and relish all to taste.

I can just imagine how fattening it would all be. But I'm sure it would taste delicious!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Guess I can join the "never made potato salad" group too. : ) I had never seen potato salad with mustard in it until I moved to Kentucky. Most of the potato salads here are yellow - I was used to white. My sister makes a really good potato salad with small red potatoes (including the skins), but just about everything she makes is good.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Dawn, somehow I'm not surprised you've never made potato salad. My version is definitely southern! :)

Josh and Crystal said...

This is my husbands favorite kind of potato salad! I might be adding your recipe to my files :-D

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