Mom’s Famous Potato Salad

Growing up, Mom would make her famous potato salad all summer long starting with Memorial Day and continuing into the summer for the fourth of July and family picnics.  This is one comfort food that brings back some great memories.

Mom's Famous Potato SaladFrom: GalleyChef.org
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A creamy, rich potato salad with a secret ingredient that causes an explosion of flavor.
Servings Prep Time
12 20minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 20minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cover the potatoes with water and cook on medium until just tender - 35-40 minutes. Do not peel the potatoes and do not over-cook or they get watery. Drain right away and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, cover the eggs with water, add the vinegar and cook on medium heat until they come to a boil. Low heat to medium-low and continue cooking 7 minutes. Plunge into cold water, cool, peel and finely chop in a food processor and put them into a large bowl.
  3. Finely chop the onion and celery in a food processor and add to eggs. Peel and chop potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces and add to the eggs, celery and onion mixture. Add the mayonnaise, celery seed, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir and refrigerate.
Recipe Notes

If you don't use Hellman's mayonnaise it won't taste the same.  Adding vinegar to the water you cook the eggs in, changes the PH of the water so that the shells come off easier.

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