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Grandma's Classic Potato Salad

Potato salad is always a hit, and I love my Grandma's version. Made with red potatoes as well as the addition of sweet pickle relish and dijon mustard, the flavor was exactly what its name says..... classic. We served it with pulled pork sandwiches, and everyone was getting seconds.


Grandma's Classic Potato Salad

Serves 6

2 lbs. red boiling potatoes, scrubbed

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

1 small celery stalk, diced

1/4 cup chopped sweet pickle

2-3 green onions, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Place potatoes in a pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer, stirring to ensure even cooking, until a knife inserted into a potato can be removed with no resistance, about 25-30 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Cool slightly.

Cut warm potatoes into 3/4-inch cubes with a serrated knife. Layer them in a bowl, seasoning with vinegar, salt and pepper as you go. Add eggs, celery, pickles, onions, and parsley. Stir in mayonnaise and mustard until everything is combined. Chill, covered, before serving.


I'm a huge potato salad fan, so any time I get a chance to try a new recipe, I go for it. This recipe for Amish Potato Salad is my favorite, but Grandma's is pretty amazing. It's easier for sure and has that classic taste like something you'd get at a BBQ joint.

I didn't assemble it like she does, but instead mixed all the ingredients except the potatoes and eggs together, then carefully stirred them in, making sure they all get covered with the dressing. The addition of vinegar is a must! I also like the taste from the dijon mustard. I'm so glad I have this recipe in my collection now!

Recipe Source: Recipe from my Grandma Carol Preece


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