Old-Fashioned Potato SaladDo you have a favorite salad recipe? Maybe it’s apple salad, maybe coleslaw, maybe some green fluff salad you don’t know the name of.  As I look back on my childhood, I remember having an amazing potato salad that was one of my favorites.  It has that yummy, tangy flavor that I love!  Last week I decided to use my mom’s Old-Fashioned Potato Salad recipe for my garden party.  It was a hit!  This recipe makes a large batch, which served 22 people.  By the end of the party it was all gone; everybody loved it!  So it’s time to make an incredible side dish for your next BBQ and to do away with the idea of just buying that small container of potato salad at the store that nobody’s really going to eat.   

 You will need 5 pounds of potatoes, 1 dozen eggs, 1 (30 oz.) jar of Miracle Whip, mustard, 1 small onion, sugar, salt, and pepper.

ingredients for potato salad

Start by peeling your potatoes and cutting them in half so they are ready to boil.

pototoes for potato salad

Then put your potatoes in a pot filled with water.  Add a sprinkling of salt to the water.  Then once the water starts to boil, let them cook for 15 minutes.  After boiling the potatoes, drain them and set them to the side to cool.

boiled potatoesNow you can hard boil your eggs.  Put the 12 eggs in a pot and cover them with water. Bring the eggs to a boil on the stovetop.  Once they have started to boil, pull the pan off of the stove and put a lid on the pan. Then let the eggs sit on the counter covered for 20 minutes. When the 20 minutes is up, you can run them under cold water and peel off the egg shells. 

eggs for potato salad After the potatoes and eggs have cooled down, chill them in the refrigerator. While the potatoes and eggs are cooling down in the refrigerator, you can dice your onion in small pieces.

onion

Next you can take your potatoes and eggs out of the refrigerator and you can chop them up into bite sized pieces.  Start with the potatoes.

chopped potatoes

Then chop the eggs into bite sized pieces.

egg for salad

Now mix the potatoes, eggs, and onions in a large bowl.

mixed ingredients

Finally you can mix your dressing in a bowl. Take your (30 oz.) jar of Miracle Whip and scoop it into the bowl.  Yes this recipe calls for Miracle Whip, not mayonnaise. Do not substitute mayonnaise because it will have a different taste.

miricle whip for potato salad

Now add your 1/4 cup mustard, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

mixed dressing

Now pour the dressing over your chopped potatoes, eggs, and onions.

mixed potato salad

Mix together. Now you can chill it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Bring it to your next BBQ or serve it with supper.  Get ready to have people ask you for the recipe!

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 5 pounds of potatoes
  2. 1 dozen eggs
  3. 1 small onion
  4. 1 (30 oz.) jar of Miracle Whip
  5. 1/4 cup mustard
  6. 1/4 cup sugar
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. You will need 5 pounds of potatoes, 1 dozen eggs, 1 (30 oz.) jar of Miracle Whip, mustard, 1 small onion, sugar, salt, and pepper. Start by peeling your potatoes and cutting them in half so they are ready to boil. Then put your potatoes in a pot filled with water. Add a sprinkling of salt to the water. Then once the water starts to boil, let them cook for 15 minutes. After boiling the potatoes, drain them and set them to the side to cool. Now you can hard boil your eggs. Put the 12 eggs in a pot and cover them with water. Bring the eggs to a boil on the stovetop. Once they have started to boil, pull the pan off of the stove and put a lid on the pan. Then let the eggs sit on the counter covered for 20 minutes. When the 20 minutes is up, you can run them under cold water and peel off the egg shells. After the potatoes and eggs have cooled down, chill them in the refrigerator. While the potatoes and eggs are cooling down in the refrigerator, you can dice your onion in small pieces. Next you can take your potatoes and eggs out of the refrigerator and you can chop them up into bite sized pieces. Start with the potatoes. Then chop the eggs into bite sized pieces. Now mix the potatoes, eggs, and onions in a large bowl. Finally you can mix your dressing in a bowl. Take your (30 oz.) jar of Miracle Whip and scoop it into the bowl. Yes this recipe calls for Miracle Whip, not mayonnaise. Do not substitute mayonnaise because it will have a different taste. Now add your 1/4 cup mustard, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Now pour the dressing over your chopped potatoes, eggs, and onions. Mix together. Now you can chill it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
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