Plain Ole' Potato Salad

Plain Ole' Potato Salad

Plain Ole' Potato Salad

This recipe is how my grandmother made potato salad: potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, cheddar cheese, pickles and onions.  She brought it all together with mayonaisse and mustard.

Some folks in my family would add sugar but I never do.  There is more than enough sweet flavor in all of the ingredients, particularly the sweet pickles and Vadalia onions.  I can never eat enough potatoes but its heavy carb make up makes it an occasional treat.

For a dish that is so delicious, it's really quite easy to make.  Just chop and dice ingredients.

Ingredients for potato salad

Ingredients for potato salad

Add Mircle whip, a litte dijon mustard, and mix.  Garnish with paprika, nutmeg or even crumbled bacon.

Your done!  Serve warm or chilled.

Plain Ole' Potato Salad

Plain Ole' Potato Salad


See just how easy it is to make this plain ole' potato salad:

The Recipe:  
Serves 4-6


  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, washed then soft boiled with skin on and chopped

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

  • 3 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, diced

  • 5-6 sweet pickles, medium sliced

  • 1/4 of a large Vidalia onions, chopped

  • 3 heaping serving spoons of Miracle whip (tm) or mayonnaise (or more to taste)

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Sprinkle with paprika or nutmeg or garnish bacon crumbs


Leaving the skin on the potatoes is optional.  But potato skin includes a lot of nutrients.  Boil potatoes until soft but not mushy (about 30-45 minutes on a medium boil).  It should be easy to stick a fork down into the potatoes; yet, they still remain a little firm.  

Add the first 5 ingredients to a large bowl.  Add Miracle whip (tm) and Dijon mustard and mix well.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish according to taste.  Serve warm or chilled.



Estimated nutritional value for plain ole' potato salad.  Note it doesn't include salt or any garnish.  The "3 heaping serving poons of mayonnaise" is converted to 1/2 cup.

Then Enjoy!!

Plain Ole' Potato Salad

Plain Ole' Potato Salad


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