Grandma’s Potato Salad

Potato salad is one of those things that most people probably already have a favorite recipe for. It is also one of those things that I am particularly picky about. I really don’t like potato salad unless it is Grandma’s recipe. Not too gloppy or mayonnaisey. Simple and tasty.

6 to 7 medium potatoes with skins

6 to 7 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut into pieces

1/2 cup salad dressing (Miracle Whip)

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon mustard (yellow or brown—either works)

salt and pepper


crumbled bacon, sliced green onions, parsley or other garnish as desired

Boil the whole potatoes with their skins on for about 20 to 30 minutes checking to make sure they are done with a fork or bamboo skewer. Rinse them in cold water and peel while hot. Place them in a bowl and cut them this way and that with a sharp knife into small pieces. Add the boiled eggs to the bowl. Make a dressing of the salad dressing, mayonnaise and mustard. Stir dressing into the potatoes and eggs while they are still warm. Add salt, pepper and paprika to taste. Garnish as desired and serve either warm or cold.

This is a summertime staple at our house. Every meal seems a little bit better with a side of potato salad.

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