This is a recipe I get asked for A LOT! This is a good, old fashioned, down home potato salad recipe that will bring back memories of picnics in the park and family gatherings. Wonderful as it is-- or make it your own by adding additional ingredients of your choice. Sometimes I add crumbled up bacon and pimentos and sprinkle paprika on the top!
Old Fashioned Potato Salad
5 lbs. potatoes, peeled and chopped into large pieces (or you can use red potatoes and leave skins on)
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
6 boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1 cup mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip, which ever you prefer- sometimes I use both)
1/2 cup sour cream (or more if needed)
1/2 tablespoon dill weed
2 teaspoons celery seed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
paprika (enough to sprinkle over the top, if desired. I didn't use in this recipe, but I usually do)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add chopped potatoes and cook for about 20 or 25 minutes, or until tender, but still firm.
Drain. Let cool. Place potatoes in a large bowl.
Add chopped onion
sweet pickle relish
chopped boiled eggs
sour cream, mayonnaise, spices and salt and pepper.
Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.