Was searching for a picture on FB this morning and came across this recipe, taken from Sweet Tea & Cornbread blog. It sounds so good that after reading about it, I might even break down and try it with the Miracle Whip instead of Mayo. We neither one like Miracle Whip but after reading her explanation of using it in this recipe, I think I will try it. After all, this recipe has a stick of melted butter poured over the potatoes even before adding the dressing to it, so how can it not be good?
4-5 large baking potatoes or ( 8 cups diced cooked potatoes)
1/2 cup sweet onion(like Visalia), diced
1/2 cup finely diced celery
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
1/2 cup chopped pimento
4 eggs, boiled, cooled and chopped
1 stick melted butter (see i told you, it wasn’t just me adding butter)
1 1/2 cups Miracle Whip (if you must use mayo, but honestly, this recipe just cries Miracle Whip)
2 teas yellow mustard
2 teas sugar
1/2 teas salt
1/2 teas pepper
First boil the eggs and let them cool, peel and chop them.
Cook the potatoes (either in microwave or boil them) until tender.
Peel potatoes when cool to touch and cut into small pieces. You don’t want big chunks. Chop the celery, onion and pimento fairly fine.
Place the eggs, potatoes, chopped celery, onion, pimento and relish in a large mixing bowl. Pour the melted butter over mixture and toss.
Add the Miracle Whip (or Mayo). The lady who writes this blog says that this is one of the few things she uses Miracle Whip for because it just tastes better in this recipe. So next grocery order, I will order a small jar of Miracle Whip.
Stir all together and place, covered in fridge for a few hours until ready to serve.
*Ok, I just have to add a couple of tips.
When trying to peel the eggs, a friend of mine posted on FB that if you put the egg, one at a time in a plastic container, cover it with water, covering the end of the glass and shake it a few times, then pour water out, the egg will practically peel itself. I have tried it and it works. Every time! Makes peeling eggs so easy.
Second, when I make potato salad, I like to add and stir all the ingredients to the cooked potatoes while they are still warm. Seems that they potatoes pick up more of the flavor of the dressing than if you leave them until completely cooled. They almost “mash” a little but still are in individual pieces, but the flavor of the other ingredients seem to combine better with the potatoes. Try it and see what you think.
Also, I like to add some dried dill to the salad because we love the flavor of dill and we will add more than the 1/4 teas of pepper.
Sprinkle Paprika over the top and you have yourself a great bowl of potato salad.
Potato salad is one of those things that I just never buy. It is fun to make and so great to eat homemade potato salad. One of our favorite meals, barbecue, homemade baked beans and homemade potato salad. Aw……set the sweet tea on the table and sit and talk. What a great way to spend the evening.
All’s well that ends with a great meal!
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Trudy K Cox, Sassy Southern