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Potato salad is wonderful anytime.  In the summer we always have potato salad at picnics. We often have it on Easter and holidays, too. This is our favorite recipe.

Potato Salad
This recipe can be cut in half, doubled or just made the way it is printed here.  The salad will keep several days in the fridge and is even better each day.  My mother made this same potato salad as long as I can remember.  If you take this salad to a gathering, you won’t bring any back.

Ingredients for Potato Salad for a Crowd

10 medium to large potatoes
10 eggs
1 (4 oz.) jar of diced pimientos, drained
1 medium to large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon whole celery seeds
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
8 or 9 tablespoons mayonnaise
salt to taste

Directions for Potato Salad

Boil potatoes with skins on, cool, peel, and cut into chunks. Boil eggs about five minutes, drain, cover with cold water. I usually put about a tablespoon of salt in my water that I boil the eggs in to make them peel better. Peel the boiled eggs, chop, and add to potatoes in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well and chill in refrigerator. This makes about a 1 1/2 gallons of potato salad. Will keep for several days. Enjoy!
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Green Beans and Potatoes

Fresh Mustard and Turnip Greens

Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce

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  1. I wonder why we always boil the potatoes with skins on then peel them. If you don’t over cook them, couldn’t you save time by peeling and cutting them up before boiling? Just wondering!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Mickie, Potatoes boiled whole skin on, will not absorb water while cubed and boiled will. Also you retain the vitamins in the potato that are just under the skin if you leave the skins on while cooking. They hold up better, too.

  2. Greg Warner says:

    Was wondering if I use Miracle Whip instead of mayo, if I should cut back on the vinegar?

  3. What potato is best for potato salad?

  4. Chris McFarlin says:

    This “tater”salad is almost like my recipe except for vinegar,sugar and celery seed.Eager to try!

  5. Cora Lea Gaither says:

    Just the way I love it. Now I am hungry.

  6. Sounds like the potato salad I grew up on! Only we didn’t add sugar or vinegar to it. Love it!

  7. Looks great

  8. Okay I just made this potato salad..I LOVE potato salad but have never been able to make it where I liked it..oh my this recipe is delicious! I cut it in half since I’m the only one who likes potato salad (though will make the full recipe when my sons and their wives are here) I will have to restrain myself or I’ll eat it all

  9. Best potato salad in the WORLD!

    Love ya Mom!


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