Growing up, all of the kids had their favorite thing that I used to cook. For our son Buck, potato salad was always one of his favorite things. If you have a family like our family, you might get a little particular about your potato salad….Hubby is so particular that he rarely ever eats any if it’s anyone’s potato salad except mine. I’ve even seen him leave potato salad on his plant and not finish eating it if it’s not my potato salad. He doesn’t like it too mayo…or too mustard. He likes extra pepper.
I can vividly remember the first time I called home and asked my mom how to make potato salad….I remember her telling me, much what I’m going to tell you…eggs, potatoes, onions, mayo, milk, mustard, salt, pepper and the secret ingredient…SUGAR.
This is no recipe but it’s as much of a recipe as my mom gave me. It makes a big family sized batch with leftovers for the next day…
I boil eight eggs…then peel them.
I chop them up with my little chopper. I like it about this fine.
Next up…onion.This was half of a super large onion chopped.
This is about 5 pounds of potatoes. I always use red potatoes. I always half peel them and half not peel them. I do manual pressure for 18 minutes.
Once cooled, I chop them up too.
Next is the hard part to tell measurements about. I take (what we call) a cereal bowl and put in about that much mayo.
I add about 1/4 cup sugar, a really big squirt of mustard, salt and pepper to taste, then fill the bowl about this full of milk.
I mix it all together and this is what I end up with. Sometimes I end up adding a little more mayo but usually not.
Then it’s taste testing time…here’s where I might end up adding a little more salt or pepper.
This time, it was just right…It was even approved by Buck when he was home.
How do you make potato salad? Is it like mine…are you one the rice’s your potatoes? What’s the secret to your family’s favorite way of making potato salad.