Merry Christmas! I have a special Christmas gift for you on the culminating day of the 25 Days of Holiday Goodies. I made my mom dictate her potato salad recipe!
One of Josh’s favorite dishes that my mom makes is potato salad. For him, it was love at first bite. I have never attempted her potato salad. Just as with my family-famous beans, her potato salad recipe is not written down…until today! They always have to be served in the “potato bowl,” an avocado oval Corning dish from the 70s. Yes, for those of you familiar with a certain Corner Gas episode of the same name, the potato bowl is THAT important.
Mom’s Potato Salad
1/2-1 yellow onion, diced
3 heaping tablespoons sweet pickle relish (she uses Vlassic currently because we buy the gallon jar of it at Sam’s and split it)
1-2 eggs, boiled, peeled, and mashed
1/4-1/3 cup mayonnaise (she uses Kraft)
1 tablespoon mustard
pepper to taste
a bit of paprika, sprinkled over the top
Peel and dice the potatoes. Boil them in salted water until fork tender (just before mashing consistency is how it has always tasted). Drain the potatoes and put them in the “potato bowl.” (See above) Gently stir in the remaining ingredients, making sure to leave the potatoes mostly intact. Check the seasonings and add more salt and pepper, if necessary. Refrigerate several hours until serving.
Most recently, we had this dish last night at the Christmas Eve present opening at my parents’ house.
Potato salad isn’t exactly Muffin Approved. I think it has something to do with the onion. He likes everything else in the mix.