Out of this world potato salad! My grandma made this for every occasion and now I have carried on with this tradition. I think that the goodness comes from the simplicity.

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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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  • Boil potatoes until soft, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove potatoes to a large bowl.

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  • While the potatoes are still warm but not steaming, stir in the hard-cooked eggs with a fork. Mix in the dill pickle, then stir in the mayonnaise. Season to taste with salt. Continue to stir until potatoes are smashed and not many big chunks remain.

Nutrition Facts

641.9 calories; 8.6 g protein; 51.9 g carbohydrates; 90.7 mg cholesterol; 1351.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2005
Vicky's Mom's Warm Potato Salad Delicious salad best served warm but cold good too. My friend's Mom makes this but improves it in the following way: Eliminate the pickle. Instead very finely chop two stalks celery & one medium very sweet onion. Place the chopped onion in the 2 cups mayo to marinate (it removes the raw onion taste) while u cook the potatoes & eggs. Cook potatoes till done (15 min or so). Cook eggs till done also. Drain potatoes & eggs. Peel eggs & chop. Put eggs in w/hot potatoes. Take two butter knives & hold them so u cut in a "criss cross" fashion to "cut/slightly smash" the potatoes. Add the mayo/onion mixture & the celery & mix lightly. If dry add a bit more mayo to taste. Season w/salt/pepper to taste. This warm mixture sounds odd but tastes heavenly. Perfect taste/texture combo. Excellent w/any type of sandwich baked ham brisket meat loaf roast/fried chicken pork roast hamburgers/hot dogs etc. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2019
I found this a little bland - would try it again and add mustard chopped green onion and a sprinkle of paprika. Read More
49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2005
Vicky's Mom's Warm Potato Salad Delicious salad best served warm but cold good too. My friend's Mom makes this but improves it in the following way: Eliminate the pickle. Instead very finely chop two stalks celery & one medium very sweet onion. Place the chopped onion in the 2 cups mayo to marinate (it removes the raw onion taste) while u cook the potatoes & eggs. Cook potatoes till done (15 min or so). Cook eggs till done also. Drain potatoes & eggs. Peel eggs & chop. Put eggs in w/hot potatoes. Take two butter knives & hold them so u cut in a "criss cross" fashion to "cut/slightly smash" the potatoes. Add the mayo/onion mixture & the celery & mix lightly. If dry add a bit more mayo to taste. Season w/salt/pepper to taste. This warm mixture sounds odd but tastes heavenly. Perfect taste/texture combo. Excellent w/any type of sandwich baked ham brisket meat loaf roast/fried chicken pork roast hamburgers/hot dogs etc. Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2005
Vicky's Mom's Warm Potato Salad Delicious salad best served warm but cold good too. My friend's Mom makes this but improves it in the following way: Eliminate the pickle. Instead very finely chop two stalks celery & one medium very sweet onion. Place the chopped onion in the 2 cups mayo to marinate (it removes the raw onion taste) while u cook the potatoes & eggs. Cook potatoes till done (15 min or so). Cook eggs till done also. Drain potatoes & eggs. Peel eggs & chop. Put eggs in w/hot potatoes. Take two butter knives & hold them so u cut in a "criss cross" fashion to "cut/slightly smash" the potatoes. Add the mayo/onion mixture & the celery & mix lightly. If dry add a bit more mayo to taste. Season w/salt/pepper to taste. This warm mixture sounds odd but tastes heavenly. Perfect taste/texture combo. Excellent w/any type of sandwich baked ham brisket meat loaf roast/fried chicken pork roast hamburgers/hot dogs etc. Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2011
This is one of my favorite ways to make potato salad and really my husband's favorite way to eat potato salad. I like to add a tablespoon or two of dijon mustard some chopped green or red onion some garlic powder/onion powder/fresh black pepper and add in the mayo gradually until it gets to the right consistancy. Depending on your potatoes you might need either less or more than the recipe states. This is really a great base recipe to just play with and make more personal to you and your family's tastes. NOTE: This is a great base for Cold Baked Potato Salad too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2006
This is very good. I found that I missed the chopped onion so I added it a squirt of yellow mustard and some black pepper. I think next time I would just use relish instead of chopping the pickle. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2005
I used this recipe and it was a hit. My grandmother in-law said it was the best potato salad she had ever tasted. That is a great compliment from her she doesn't say something unless she means it. I did use left over mashed potatoes and used bread and butter pickles instead of the dill. It was great I will use this recipe over and over. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
Sometimes simple is the best. That was definitely the case with this dish. I used Miracle Whip and sweet pickle relish instead of chopping the pickles myself. I couldn't help it and added a tiny dab of yellow mustard and a little onion powder. I cut this in half (except the eggs I used all 3 because I forgot to scale down) and it was a little dry so maybe next time I will add more Miracle Whip. My husband said this was like deviled eggs salad with potatoes and he loved this. I agreed it is our new favorite recipe and so simple too! Thanks for sharing Grandma Sophie's recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2008
I love this potato salad and have used this recipe for several years. The only change I make is to use India relish instead of the chopped pickles (I have also used regular old pickle relish in this several times). Thanks for the post! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2007
Nice twist on a potatoe salad Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2008
I am normally NOT a potato salad fan but this recipe is surprisingly very good and super simple! Instead of plain salt I used Celery Salt since I had it on hand. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2008
Very basic yet delicious recipe. You can stick to the recipe but I can't seem to resist adding a little chopped onion and a small squirt of yellow mustard. Either way this is a winner! Thank you! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2019
I found this a little bland - would try it again and add mustard chopped green onion and a sprinkle of paprika. Read More