This is a wonderful, light potato salad which includes shrimp. My mother used to make this for every picnic or potluck dinner. Every time I take it to a potluck I get raves for it, and the recipe is always requested. You may need to adjust the amount of mayo, depending on the size of the potatoes you use. You will use at least 2 cups, but may need to use a little more for a nice consistency.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes in a large pot, and cover with water. Boil until soft. Remove from water; set aside to cool. Peel, and then chop into bite size chunks.

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  • Place eggs in a saucepan, and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil for one minute. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, and cool. Peel, and chop.

  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes, eggs, green onions, dill pickles, and cans of shrimp. Mix in mayonnaise, celery salt, and paprika. Season to taste with salt an ground black pepper. Chill for 2 hours, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

359 calories; protein 18.3g 37% DV; carbohydrates 60.5g 20% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 218.3mg 73% DV; sodium 1287.8mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2003
My husband has always raved about his mothers potato salad and I have never been able to come close. Well this year he found a new favorite. I left the eggs out because he has never been fond of hard boiled eggs but it still turned out really well. I just went a bit easier on the mayonaise. I did cut back on the paprika because of other suggestions and it still gave it a nice color and flavor. I think they were right about halfing the amount. I also used frozen salad shrimp (a whole bag) it was more than the recipe called for but due to the lack of eggs I figured I had room for some give. It turned out nice. I also added some chopped celery. You can alter this recipe to your tastes and it still turns out great. What more can you ask for? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/23/2003
I felt there was too much paprika. It left the salad a strange color. I will not make this again. Read More
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54 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
01/22/2003
I felt there was too much paprika. It left the salad a strange color. I will not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2003
My husband has always raved about his mothers potato salad and I have never been able to come close. Well this year he found a new favorite. I left the eggs out because he has never been fond of hard boiled eggs but it still turned out really well. I just went a bit easier on the mayonaise. I did cut back on the paprika because of other suggestions and it still gave it a nice color and flavor. I think they were right about halfing the amount. I also used frozen salad shrimp (a whole bag) it was more than the recipe called for but due to the lack of eggs I figured I had room for some give. It turned out nice. I also added some chopped celery. You can alter this recipe to your tastes and it still turns out great. What more can you ask for? Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/04/2003
Hey Debi Was very anxious to try your recipe. Unfortunately it did not meet my expectations. The cost of adding 2 cans of shrimp and the fact that you wouldn't even know they were there was not good. Also too much celery salt and pickles for my taste. Sorry but I did not enjoy this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2004
This is the best potato salad ever...i don't use the full amount of paprika though I don't like the funny colour it makes when you do. Other than that it is great. Made it when friends came over and they raved and my husband always asks for it. Definately a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
Wonderful dish my mom loves shrimp and she loved this. I added a bit of parsley and garlic though to add some of my favorite flavors to is. GOOD JOB! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2007
Alright here we go. I read all of the reviews of this recipe took them all into account then ended up making the recipe exactly as written anyway and here's what I came up with. Yes there's alot of paprika but I like paprika and the odd color only adds intrigue. Yes there are alot off eggs and pickles and yes an abudence of celery salt and I'll give you that you don't really get a strong shrimp taste. But! Put all of those factors together throw 'em all in a bowl and add two (yes two) cups of mayo and you've got yourself a potato salad that's off-beat mysterious and strangely unimitable. At the end my guests were eating directly out of the bowl. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2003
Delicious! Everyone loved it! Best recipe I have tried for potato salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2003
I made this recipe for a work function 6 months later my coworkers are still talking about it! I highly recommend it (I put a note beside the dish stating that it had shrimp in case anyone had a shellfish allergy) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2003
My husband who always compare my cooking to his mother's cook said that I should make this salad hundreds times more. He loves it and that is compliment! Thanks for the recipe. Ayu Read More
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