Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Terri's Potato Salad, Just In time for the Holiday Weekend


Friday, May 22, 2009

Terri's Potato Salad, Just In time for the Holiday Weekend

OK do you have a recipe that doesn't take any exact measurements? You know the recipe you get from someone that has a little of this and a little of that. Well this recipe for Potato Salad is one of those recipes. Trust me this is the best potato salad I have tasted, It is even better than my mothers recipe. Shhhh I wont tell if you don't. 

About 4 years ago we went on vacation to San Antonio, Texas. We were taking the kids to Sea World for a couple days. We stopped in to see some old friends that had moved from Dallas that we had not see for a long while. I was pregnant with Mackenzie when Terri moved to San Antonio and now Mackenzie was in Kindergarten, boy how time flies.

We had a great traditional Texas Feast of Brisket, Baked Beans, Potato Salad and Strawberry Pretzel Salad. All of it was so good, but the potato salad stood out so well I had to get the recipe. After we returned home Terri emailed me the recipe and it had a little of this and a little of that. 

I asked about measurements and she said there are none. I have made this recipe numerous times and Terri is right it turns out perfect every time. Some people mash there potatoes up, but I like a chunky potato salad. This is a perfect addition to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend meal.

These are the ingredients you will need: Potatoes, boiled eggs, chopped onion, salt and pepper, miracle whip, mustard, sweet relish and white vinegar.

Boil potatoes whole and let cool. When cool enough to handle peel off the skin and chop into bite size pieces. 

Add chopped onion, chopped eggs, salt, pepper and sweet relish. 


Lightly toss. 


Add the vinegar (1 1/2 teaspoons) and gently mix to combine. 

For dressing:  In a small bowl add the miracle whip and the mustard and mix to combine. Start with 3/4 cup of miracle whip and add more if needed after tasting the dressing.


Add to the potato mixture and gently mix to combine. Chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.







Terri's Potato Salad

6-7 potatoes, cooked
2 - boiled eggs, chopped
1/4 - cup onion, chopped 
1- 2 tablespoons pickle relish (start with one tablespoon) 
1 1/2 - teaspoon vinegar
3/4 - 1 cup miracle whip
1 - tablespoon mustard
salt and pepper, to taste

Boil potatoes whole and let cool about 6-7 potatoes. When cool enough to handle peel off the skin and chop into bite size pieces. Add chopped onion, chopped eggs, salt, pepper, sweet relish and the vinegar and gently mix to combine.

In a small bowl add the miracle whip and the mustard and mix to combine. Start with 3/4 cup of miracle whip and add more if needed after tasting the dressing. Add to the potato mixture and gently mix to combine. Cover at least 2 hours before serving. 

Cook's Note: I boil the potatoes whole with the skin still on. I do this so the potatoes don't absorb a lot of water and become mushy. Make sure the potatoes are cooled enough before handling.




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9 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said... #

I have enjoyed reading your blog.
I am new to the blog world, but have seen the miracle of the blogging community and prayer in the last two days. Hope you will stop by my blog and pray for little Maggie.

Heidi said... #

This is the way my mom makes her potato salad and it's so good. We never measure, just dump it in. Have a great holiday weekend :)

Kathy said... #

Looks great!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I hate recipes that don't really give measurements - but thanks to your photos, I think I'll be able to pull it off!!! ;) lol... I'm challenged that way!!! lol

Sara Bonds said... #

Yummmmmmmmmm . . . that looks so good!
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Have a wonderful and safe three day weekend!

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Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Tina, great tip on boiling the potatoes whole. Never thought of that. Thank you. I love potato salad. And I think you're right. Some of the best recipes don't come with measurements.

Alwayzbakin said... #

Yum! I love potato salad. That looks awesome!

mykidzmom said... #

Mine is very similar. We like to add cucumber and radish to ours too. :)

Donna said... #

I found your blog this morning and I have to say I am one giddy grandma lol its like I found money in a winter jacket from last year.
I make my Potato Salad the same way but I do sprinkle celery seeds on top....yummy :)
I love love your blog

Anonymous said... #

I put just a little bit of sugar in mine and no vinegar I like m potato salad a little sweet