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The Amish Cook's Potato Salad

It seems everyone has their "favorite" homemade secret recipe for potato salad.  I have to admit, I love my grandma's potato salad.  It's a not very mustardy recipe. Some people prefer the zip that a very mustard-based salad offers.  I think what makes Lovina's potato salad so good is the "crunch" that the celery pieces give it.  But also the sweetness that the sugar provides. So if you don't have your own favorite potato salad concoction, try this one for the upcoming summer picnic season.  Um...I will say, skip the potato salad sandwiches.  Rachel and I were eating at a small diner alongside the Tamiami Trail in southern Florida in February and she ordered an egg salad sandwich.  Someone in the kitchen made a mistake and gave her a potato salad sandwich...eeew, very starchy....

3 hard-boiled eggs, cooled

    3 cups cooked, diced and chilled potatoes, with skins on

    ¾ cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

    1 1/2  teaspoons yellow prepared mustard, such as French’s

    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

    1 /4 small onion, chopped fine

    3 /4 cup sugar 

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/ 2 cup chopped celery

    2 tablespoons milk


Peel the eggs and mash them with a potato masher in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

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Re: The Amish Cook's Potato Salad

"Aspire to inspire before you expire"

My grandma was known for her potato salad and deviled eggs, among other things.  And, like many grandmas, she wasn't one for a recipe card.  I have played around with it enough that I can get a very close version to hers.  I like the pickle relish in it.

I don't think I have ever had egg salad... I always figured it was like tuna salad, minus the tuna... and the eggs are my least favorite part of tuna salad.  To each their own! 

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