The Freshman Cook: Grandma's Potato Salad

This weeks side dish is one of my mother in-laws many recipes. I watched her make it many times, and I have put it on the menu in several restaurants I’ve worked in. It is always a hit. It’s a pretty traditional potato salad,  but I’m sure you will like it.  Sometimes traditional food is comforting food. For me, this side dish evokes sweet memories of a wonderful woman, who I miss dearly. Eating this food makes me feel closer to her and reminds me of happy, fun times where she was laughing and smiling. She was special, and so is this dish.  Enjoy!

Grandma’s Potato Salad

6 medium Idaho Potatoes


6 eggs

1 onion

2 teaspoon Sugar


White Vinegar
(ignore the cucumber!)

Let’s make our hard boiled eggs first.

Put 6 fresh eggs in a pot.

Cover the eggs with cold water.

Let the eggs boil for 15 minutes.

Start timing when the water starts to boil.

When eggs are done boiling

cool them immediately by running cold water into 

the pan for a few minutes.

Peel your eggs.

Cut your eggs lengthwise, and then slice them.

After all the eggs are sliced, chop them.

Then set them aside.

Wash your potatoes.

Peel your potatoes.

Slice each potato in half.

Start slicing the potatoes into a little bit 

smaller than bite size pieces.

Put your potatoes in a pan and cover with cold water.

Put your potatoes on to boil. Let them boil until the potatoes

are tender. Check them by piercing a piece of potato with a fork

and if the fork goes through the potato, they are done.

When they are done, drain them and put them in a bowl.

Chop about 1/2 cup of onion, then add to the potatoes.

If you are unsure about chopping an onion, please check this out :
In a separate bowl, mix the mayo, mustard, and sugar together. Add the vinegar, and whisk together.
Check your consistency. This is a little thick.
Add a tad more vinegar. It should be the consistency of salad dressing. That’s what it is!!  Pour your sauce over the potatoes and onions and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Enjoy Grandma’s Potato Salad! Thank you for joining me today! I hope you get as much pleasure from this dish as I do. Maybe it will become a family staple for your family, like it is for mine. Tomorrow we will be making Alex’s Nilla Wafer Cupcakes. You will love them! Remember, if you ever have any questions of problems with a recipe, don’t hesitate to write a comment so I can help you, or send me an email at See you tomorrow!!

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