This is potato salad the old-fashioned way, with eggs, celery and relish. It's really good to serve with chili.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and chop.

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

  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, onion, relish, garlic salt, celery salt, mustard, pepper and mayonnaise. Mix together well and refrigerate until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; 7.6 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 335 mg sodium. 30.5 g carbohydrates; 5.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2007
I really enjoyed this recipe. I did make some minor changes--I added extra mayo to make it less dry, I used dill pickles that I cut up instead of the sweet relish, and I cut up the potatoes prior to cooking to cut down on the cooking time. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2004
This was my first attempt at potato salad...and I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed. It didn't wow me like I thought it would, and it didn't have the best reaction from the family. My grandma usually makes hers and didn't this year, so this dish had a lot to live up to. Don't get me wrong, it was "good", just not "great". I think I will let grandma keep making the potato salad from now on...but thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2007
I really enjoyed this recipe. I did make some minor changes--I added extra mayo to make it less dry, I used dill pickles that I cut up instead of the sweet relish, and I cut up the potatoes prior to cooking to cut down on the cooking time. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2007
I really enjoyed this recipe. I did make some minor changes--I added extra mayo to make it less dry, I used dill pickles that I cut up instead of the sweet relish, and I cut up the potatoes prior to cooking to cut down on the cooking time. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2006
Wow. I never made potatoe salad before and this disappeared very quickly. I cut the onion measurement in 1/2 and grated it. Only used 2 eggs. Didn't have celery seeds or mustard.Dry mustard would be a nice touch. Put more like 4 heeping tblspn of mayo, and I chopped up dill pickle with some extra pickle juice. The search is over for a really good potatoe salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2006
My husband was craving potato salad so after looking at a few different recipies I tried this one. It was really good! It is better the next day so make it a day in advance if possible. I added more mayo so it wasn't dry. It definately is a classic picnic potato salad. I will definately make this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/19/2011
I really enjoyed reading through the reviews to see other reviewers personal touches they put on their own potato salad. I can tell you I never was a fan of potato salad until I started making my own and then it was over from there. It really does come down to personal preferances and it's really personal, really. Because we wanted a tamer onion flavor, I used green onion. I used dill pickles instead of sweet as we don't care for sweet pickles, and I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt. After mixing the potato salad ingredients, I found that mine needed more mayo. Not much, maybe a little under another quarter cup? I added chopped chives, onion powder and a couple good shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce to my potato salad as that's what I always add to all my potato salad--it's a family favorite. Nice basic potato salad that we all enjoyed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I made a few changes - 2 lbs. red potatoes, reduced eggs to 2, reduced sweet pickle relish to 1 heaping tablespoon, reduced mustard to less than 1 tablespoon and increased mayonnaise to more than 1 cup. Turned out great.My husband loved this recipe. He said it was the best he has had in years and it has a flavorful and clean taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2004
This was my first attempt at potato salad...and I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed. It didn't wow me like I thought it would, and it didn't have the best reaction from the family. My grandma usually makes hers and didn't this year, so this dish had a lot to live up to. Don't get me wrong, it was "good", just not "great". I think I will let grandma keep making the potato salad from now on...but thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2003
i had to make a few changes on this recipe- i cut the celery down to 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup onion, and substituted diced kosher dill pickles for the relish. also, i had to add more mayo, because it was really too dry, and kicked up the mustard a bit. added pickle juice to it, used 6 potatoes and 2 eggs. so i pretty much just made my own recipe... but it was still good. i made it last night for myself and the rest of my family (i'm 16) found it and ate it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2007
I have made this Potato Salad several times, and each time it is wonderful. People are always asking for recipe. I do adjust mayo and pickle relish to my own personal taste, which means I add more of each. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2008
Pretty good and tastes a lot like my mom's. I didn't add the relish and added an extra egg. I also used a combination of mayo and miracle whip for a little more flavor also using dijon mustard vs. yellow mustard makes a big difference. Read More
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