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My maternal grandmother made several different types of potato salad, each specific to different occasions. This wonderful creamy version was the potato salad she always made to accompany her Sloppy Joes. She would vary the recipe slightly from time to time. She would sometimes use mayo, other times salad dressing. And even though she usually used a sweet pickle, she also sometimes used a dill pickle. I'm not sure if it was a matter of taste or simply what was available in the fridge. Our family always enjoyed whichever tasty version she made, but my favorite was with Hellmann's mayonnaise and a sweet pickle.
"Sgrishka, you have done it again! =) This potato salad is the best I have ever made or tasted! My husband loves pepper so I substituted ground black pepper for the white. I "goofed" and peeled the potatoes before boiling, but it didn't matter. I used 1/2 tsp of yellow & 1/2 Dijon mustard. I added onions, celery, bacon, dill weed, & celery seed after tasting the base because I love those things in my potato salad, but it wasn't necessary: it was superb on its own!!! Thanks again for an awesome recipe!!!"- TMOM7159
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In a covered saucepan cook potatoes in boiling salted water for 20 to 25 minutes or until just tender; drain well. When cool enough to handle, peel and cube potatoes. In a large bowl, combine pickles, pickle juice, mayo, sour cream, vinegar, mustard and seasonings. Add potatoes and eggs. Toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill thoroughly, for 6 to 24 hours. Sprinkle with additional paprika before serving, if desired.
Make 12 side-dish servings.
If available, use firm-textured, full-flavored Yukon Gold potatoes. They hold their shape after cooking and won?t turn mushy in the salad. Make sure not to overcook the potatoes. Use the tip of a paring knife to judge the doneness of the potatoes. If the knife inserts easily into the potatos, they are done.
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MississippiMule 8 months agoI love Steve's grandmother's receipts. I tried the potato salad with mayonnaise and Sour cream with sweet Pickle and it was really good. I will definitely try this one again. I am still cooking her chili and love it!! Thanks for sharing.
rickgoranson 8 months agoThis was Excellent .....Perfect with Bar-b-q Chicken and Baked beans ....Grandma knows best !!!
Erica91 10 months agovery good, the potato salad recipes ive been lookibg for.
je_suis_belle85 1 year agoAmazing!!! Nice and creamy! I substituted olives, bell peppers, and a half teaspoon of dill seasoning in place of the pickle and it still turned out great!
judydukes 1 year agoLove it!
tmayes7 1 year agoReally good!!! People are surprised at what's in it.
TMOM7159 1 year agoSgrishka, you have done it again! =) This potato salad is the best I have ever made or tasted! My husband loves pepper so I substituted ground black pepper for the white. I 'goofed' and peeled the potatoes before boiling, but it didn't matter. I used 1/2 tsp of yellow & 1/2 Dijon mustard. I added onions, celery, bacon, dill weed, & celery seed after tasting the base because I love those things in my potato salad, but it wasn't necessary: it was superb on its own!!! Thanks again for an awesome recipe!!!
tessigirl123 1 year ago
slb32688 1 year agoit was amazing my whole family loved it!! including my 2 yr old.. yay
okieamy 2 years agoI have now made this twice. First time with salad dressing and sweet pickles second time with mayo and dill pickles. Can't pick a favorite.
tschoultz 2 years agoNot a fan on this one :(
Captaincooky 2 years agoUsed this as a side for Christmas lunch everyone loved it will be making it again
lipsofire 2 years agoMy kids were trying to eat this warm because it was so good! we're southern so yeah it'll be served at our Christmas dinner :) yummm, ..
gab2gin 2 years agoUsed relish instead of hunting down a pickle. This dish was a hit over the holidays.
conrad3000 2 years ago
KitschyKitchen 2 years agoLoved this creamy potato salad! Preparation takes some time but is worth the effort in the end result. Love me some good potato salad in the summertime...
Breeviola 2 years agoYum!!! This is now my grandma's recipe!!!
boatingfun 2 years agoThis really is the best potato salad, I've never really been a fan until now. I add a little radish and some cucumber if I have it for a little extra flavor and crunch. Making it for a cookout tomorrow I'm sure it will be gone. Thanks for the recipe
jmschaub 2 years agoI made it with Helmanns Olive Oil Mayo plus Dill Pickles. Tastes very good. I will have to try some of the other variations though.
Lopez4Dinner 3 years agoGreat!