Wee Cook Wednesdays: Five-Generation Potato Salad

potatosaladThe Easter ham now chilling in the fridge, right beside the Easter eggs … Hmmm, what to do for dinner tonight?!  I know!  Whip up a little potato salad to go with some grilled ham sandwiches!

Truth be told, I’m kind of a potato salad snob. Cold boiled potatoes with a little mayo and a dab of mustard does not a potato salad make, not even with a liberal dash of paprika. One bite of this, and you’ll never look at a hard boiled egg the same way again!

Five-Generation Potato Salad – serves 12

8 potatoes, boiled and cubed
5-6 eggs, hard boiled and chopped
1 med sweet onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 C gherkin sweet pickles, chopped
1/2 C chopped green olives
2 eggs, hardboiled and sliced (“coined”) for garnish

Combine potatoes, eggs, vegetables, and dressing in large bowl. Pour dressing over all, and stir to combine. Garnish with eggs, and sprinkle with paprika. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Dressing: 1 C mayonnaise (lite OK), 3 Tbls yellow mustard, 2 Tbls pickle juice, 2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp celery seed, salt and pepper to taste.