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Southern-Style Potato Salad

No recipe image available.In America's South, potato salad is typically made with sweet pickles, hard-boiled eggs, and a little to a whole lot of prepared yellow mustard.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 to 10 medium white potatoes
1 small onion, chopped
2 to 3 celery ribs, sliced
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 to 2 tablespoons mustard
2 teaspoons celery seed
1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
1 to 1 1/4 cups salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip brand salad dressing)*
1 to 2 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
1 to 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced, for garnish (optional)
Fresh snipped parsley for garnish (optional)
Paprika for sprinkling (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place washed, unpeeled potatoes in large cooking pot. Fill pot with enough water to just cover potatoes, add 2 tablespoons salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, slightly covered, for about 20 minutes or until tender. Do not overcook. Drain water.
  2. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, but still warm, peel and cut into 3/4-inch cubes. Place in large bowl. Add onions, celery and chopped egg.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; mix well. Add to potato mixture and gently stir to combine ingredients well. Spoon into serving bowl and garnish with sliced eggs, parsley and paprika, if desired.
  4. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

*Or substitute 1 to 2 cups mayonnaise plus 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar.