Southern Style Potato Salad


Happy Fourth of July my fellow Americans. I have always loved the fourth and its one of the days I miss the most with my family. We would always spend it out on the lake in the boat tubing and swimming and then cook on the grill. One of my favorite recipes that my momma always makes and is a must in a Southern household is potato salad. Today I was thinking about my family and getting homesick and this recipe popped into my head and I just had to have it.

Most people like to wait for it to get nice and cold before eating it but I always loved mine warm when it’s just been made. My momma would always hand me a bowl after she made it because she knew that is how I loved it. As you all know my brothers are both in the Navy serving our country and are both stationed around the world. One brother is in Bahrain (three hours from me) and my other one is in Guam. All three us are far away from home, homesick for our little town and mommas cooking and of course our mom is sad that we’re all away. I hope for all of us to reunite soon but in the mean time it’s nice having something for dinner that can make me smile.

5 potatoes (regular sized), boiled, peeled and cubed
5 boiled eggs, chopped (yellows removed)
1 small yellow onion, finely diced
1 large celery stalk, diced (or 1 teaspoon celery seeds)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon regular mustard
1 small pickle, chopped
1 teaspoon paprika

1. In a large mixing bowl add potatoes, eggs, celery and onions, mix. Fold in mayonnaise, mustard and pickles. Add salt, pepper and paprika. Mix well, cover and refrigerate.

Yields: 6 servings

4 Responses to Southern Style Potato Salad

  • Zelia says:

    Exactly how my family makes it and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Now I want some…

  • Tina says:

    My beautiful daughter thank you for the kind words. We are many miles apart in different worlds it sometimes seems like. I miss the happy days together and sometime I think of my kids when you all were little. I miss those days so much. You all are scattered all over this big old world and I am not getting any younger as the years pass. I love my girl.

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