I grew up eating my mommas tater salad. It was at every family get together, every church picnic, every picnic at the beach. It’s easy to make and there is nothing unusual on the list of ingredients, I think that’s why my mom always made it, because she always had everything on hand.
I have tried many different potato salad recipes over the years but I always come back to this one. I actually think my mom used dill pickles but I found that I like the kick of spice and sweetness that the sweet and spicy pickles give this salad. I can my own pickles, but I have used Famous Dave’s Pickles (you can get them at Costco most of the time) they work fabulously too!
The great thing about potato salad is it goes with EVERYTHING! Fried Chicken, sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers, ribs, steak, grilled chicken, kebobs, pbj, cereal (well maybe the last two are a stretch……) the list goes on and on.
Do you have big plans this weekend?
It’s the last hurrah! ya know?
Envision me with a poopy lip and slumped shoulders….the diet starts Tuesday, I’m back to My Fitness Pest er um I mean Pal.
Here’s the recipe for you make sure to taste it, and adjust seasoning as you go, add more dill, or more pepper, more salt is always good! As always make it your own!
2 1/2-3 pounds of small Red Potatoes, washed
3 hard-boiled Eggs
1/3 cup chopped Red Onion
2 stalks Celery diced
1/2 cup chopped Sweet and Spicy Pickles (home canned or the Famous Dave’s brand)
1-2 tablespoons Pickle Juice
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh chopped Dill
1/2 teaspoon Celery Seed
Salt and Pepper to taste
Boil potatoes until soft, drain and let cool. Cut potatoes in to bite sized pieces and add to a large bowl. Peel and chop hard-boiled eggs add to potatoes. Add red onion, celery, and pickles to bowl, fold together. Drizzle pickle juice over vegetables, then add mayonnaise, chopped dill, celery seed, salt, and pepper. Combine well. Dont’ worry about being to careful when mixing its Ok if potatoes break up a bit. Transfer to a serving dish, cover, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.
Note: Dill pickles can be substituted for the sweet and spicy pickles or really any pickles can be for that matter!
Also remember to always be very careful about how long you leave your salad out for serving. Go here to find guidelines for keeping and storing foods.
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See ya soon! Sheila
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
I love potato salad. John will eat it but just because there’s nothing else there. 🙂 I will have to try your momma’s tater salad – it could be the one to turn him around!
Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig says
Potato salad is like kryptonite for me….love it. And I love seeing everyone’s versions..pickle juice…I love it!
Kryptonite!! love it! don’t you agree it goes with everything? And I love eating the leftovers all by their lonesome!
Kim | Just for Clicks says
Our weekend plans just got cancelled…. back-to-school sick bugs have hit our house and we are ALL SICK. But I’ve decided we WILL still have a fun weekend….. So I’m throwing together a weekend menu plan. Totally trying this my friend! Love and hugs….