Mama's Potato Salad


There is nothing “gourmet” about this potato salad. It is just a delicious, simple way to serve a main dish salad that depends on good ingredients. It’s a very old and old-fashioned recipe. It’s perfect with just about any picnic or porch meal. We like a mayonnaise that doesn’t have sugar and has mustard, like Mrs. Clark’s (which says "Gluten free" on the label) or Duke’s, and farm fresh eggs are perfect.  What makes this unique is mixing the cooked egg yolks with the mayonnaise.  You can also use home canned potatoes, just rinse and use.

Mama's Potato Salad
3 pounds potatoes
6 medium eggs -- hard cooked (save 2 or 3 slices or wedgesfor garnishing)
1 medium onion -- chopped
½ cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (if you must)
½ cup Heavy Cream -- (or sour cream)
3 tablespoons vinegar (we use cider)
2 tablespoons mustard, prepared (the bright yellow kind)
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
dash paprika on top
1. Cook potatoes until just done, drain and cool. Peel and cut into chunks.
2. Separate egg yolks from whites, chop whites and add to potatoes with onion.
3. In small bowl, mash yolks, stir in mayonnaise, heavy or sour cream, vinegar, mustard, sugar and salt. Pour over potatoes and toss well.
4. Spoon into serving bowl and chill. Garnish with paprika and a couple egg slices or wedges.
Cost 2010: $1.95 or 25¢ per serving.        8 servings
Per Serving: 370 Calories; 21g Fat (49.8% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 184mg Cholesterol; 413mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, all your recipes look and sound delicious, Thank You, for all your alternatives. I tend to make the same ol' same ol', but not any more!

    Gracie

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