Grandma’s Potato Salad is simple, easy to make and uses only a few ingredients. It’s the perfect side dish for spring and summer parties and potlucks!
My mom has been making this potato salad, for as long as I can remember, and I believe the recipe was originally my grandmother’s. It doesn’t have a lot of spice, but it’s a nice, simple potato salad that just tastes like home.
This is always on the menu at Easter, as well as other spring and summer celebrations. And, it’s perfect for pot lucks! But really, you could make this tasty side dish throughout the whole year.
What’s ironic is that I prefer more jazzed-up versions of this salad, and if I was making it for myself, I would include more spice and definitely some mustard! The kids don’t really like any kind at all, but, this is one of my husband’s absolute favorite summer side dishes — the first time he tasted it, he was hooked! So, whenever I make my mom’s potato salad, I know it will be gone in a jiffy!
This is one of those recipes that has never been written down, so you just have to eyeball some of the ingredients. Still, it’s so easy to make, and I make enough for a crowd. For a large bowl of potato salad, you’ll need:
How to Make Grandma’s Potato Salad
Grandma's Potato Salad
- 10 small red potatoes
- 2 stalks of celery chopped into small pieces
- 3 hard-boiled eggs peeled and chopped
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 cups mayonnaise
- Peel the potatoes, and boil them in a large pot of salted water, until just fork tender.
- Then, drain the potatoes, and after they cool down, cut them into small pieces, and put them in a large bowl.
- Chop the celery and eggs, and add to the potatoes.
- Add mayonnaise until well coated -- the amount will depend on how much mayo you like.
- Add some salt and pepper, to taste, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Also, remember to refrigerate any leftovers as soon as possible — you don’t want to risk getting sick! After I took these pictures, Hubby gobbled up this portion right away, so no worries here!