Recipe #36: Amazing Potato Salad

Posted on May 29 2013 - 4:13am by Markell

My mother in law always gets compliments on her delicious potato salad. People say that they hate potato salad, but that they love her recipe. I figured that I better post that one up here, since I am focusing on family recipes.

She made it for my kid’s birthday party. It was a huge hit. Great for parties, potlucks, or at home dinners. It’s pretty easy to make, and doesn’t take many ingredients.

Here is what you need

  • russet potatoes
  • eggs
  • mayonnaise
  • pickles (optional)
  • olives (optional)
  • mustard
  • lemon pepper
  • garlic salt
  • oregano

Here is what you do

  • Peel and dice potatoes. I used about 5 medium sized russet potatoes and it made enough salad for six people. Put them in a pot with water to boil
This is how small I cut them. I should have cut them smaller.
  • Hard boil eggs. I used six.
  • Once the eggs are boiled, peel them and cut them and put them in a bowl.
  • When the potatoes have boiled for about 15-20 minutes, get them out of the water and into the bowl with the hard boiled eggs
  • put three big tablespoons full of mayonnaise in the bowl. Sorry this isn’t exact, you kind of just have to put it in until it looks good. I did four spoonfuls and it was too much.
  • Squirt on a little bit of mustard. I don’t like to put on a lot of mustard, but some people like a lot of it.
  • sprinkle the salad with lemon pepper, garlic salt, and oregano. Don’t go overboard, especially with the lemon pepper. But don’t skip any of these, either. They are all important.
  • Mix everything up. I had to use a pastry cutter to cut the potatoes a little smaller.
Put the salad in the fridge to cool down. I don’t like it at all when it’s warm, so I like to leave it in the fridge for a few hours at the least.
Enjoy your salad!

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jessie May 30, 2013 at 1:44 am - Reply

    Oh I love potato salad! That looks delish!

  2. Traci May 30, 2013 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Ohhh! This is going on my menu asap! 🙂

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