Grandmas Potato Salad

This is a slight variation on the potato salad my grandma used to make, which my mom made, and now I am. Unfortunately there wasn’t a third-generation daughter but hey, I guess I’m the next best thing.

First peel and dice 5-7 medium potatoes and boil them in salted until tender. Don’t over cook them or they will just mush up when you are mixing. Don’t dice them too small or they will mush. Don’t look at them crosseyed or, again…mush.

drain into a colander and let cool for at least 30min while you contemplate why you didn’t just go down to the store and buy a big pre-made tub for three dollars

now would be a great time for a glass (or 3) of the wine of your choice

@ 1 cup Mayo
@ 1/8 cup yellow mustard (add this to taste).  I suppose you could use Dijon mustard. If you’re French. Or Canadian.

These two amounts will depend on how many potatoes you end up using. If you have ever had potato salad before you know what consistency we are shooting for. They key though is to go slow adding until you get the right amount but you don’t want to over stir because the potatoes will…you guessed it: mush.

and if at any time you feel the urge to consider Miracle Whip in place of mayo proceed immediately to the phone, call your parents and ask them why they didnt raise you correctly.

i noticed your wine glass is empty. come on, try to keep up.

•1/4-1/2 a yellow or white onion, diced

•2-3 stalks celery, diced

•1-2 dill pickles, diced

•1-2 hard boiled eggs; chopped

•1-2 small cans sliced black olives

•1-2 Tablespoons pimentos

•1-3 Tablespoons chopped garlic / garlic paste

•Salt (and/or Seasoning Salt), pepper (fresh ground only you heathen), oregano, parsley

you can add pretty much anything you like to the mix right about now but know that if you do, you’re un american and you should feel bad about yourself

fold everything together being sure not to over mix. You’re not mixing a cake together, friend. Fold, don’t stir.

Put into your favorite Tupperware, cover, and toss that shit in the refrigerator for a few hours so I can get nice and cold.

If you’re still standing after the wine Then treat yourself to a nice big bowl of summer courtesy of the last 2 generation of Burleson women.

Enjoy! 🙂


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