Saturday, April 25, 2009

Grandma Mather's Potato Salad

My grandma made one of the BEST potato salads! I was fortunate enough to make this with her and have the recipe before she passed away. Nothing says summer like a good potato salad.

Grandma Mather's Potato Salad
Serves 6
You will need:
  • 5 to 8 red potatoes
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 T sweet relish
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup mayonnaise**
  • 1 T yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Pepper to taste

Boil the potatoes unpeeled for 30 minutes, covered, or until jackets crack open. (see photo)
Drain potatoes and rinse in cold water. Once potatoes have cooled, peel off jackets and cube potatoes to desired size. Put potato cubes into serving bowl. Peel and cut hard boiled egg. Add egg and chopped celery to the bowl with potatoes. In a separate bowl, mix mustard into mayo. Add Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, pepper, and celery seed to the mustard/mayo mix. Stir mixture into potatoes. Add more garlic powder and pepper to taste. Chill before serving.

**Last time I made this I only had Miracle Whip on hand. If you are going to substitute Miracle Whip for mayo you need to add more relish to counteract the tangy zip of the miracle whip.

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