Friday, April 6, 2012

Mom's Mashed Potato Salad

Mom's Mashed Potato Salad

6 cups prepared stiff mashed potatoes
1 3/4 cups Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise
1/2  to 1 teaspoon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
4 stalks celery, chopped
6 eggs, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped

Prepare fresh or instant potatoes to a thick and stiff consistency.  Cool mashed potatoes.  

In small bowl, combine Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise, 
with mustard, sugar, salt, and pepper.  

Add mixture to potatoes.  Mix well.  Add remaining ingredients.  Mix well.  

Chill at least two hours before serving. 

I am amazed at how many different types of potato salad there are.  And some people are very vocal about what is and isn't potato salad.  I am not picky; I enjoy all the different versions that are out there.
My Mom, makes several different types of potato salad.  This recipe is one of my favorites.  The potatoes are creamy but firm, and all of my favorite potato salad ingredients are mixed in.  It is a perfect dish to make when you have leftover potatoes.  You can cut down the ingredients to fit the portion size of the leftover potatoes, and customize the flavors to your personal taste.

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Tuesday's Tips & Tricks post.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Easter!

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  1. I have never heard of mashed potato salad, sounds very unusual to me. I will not pass judgement though until I have tried it :) Diane

  2. Looks so yummy... should try this out someday... My kids love mashed potato..

  3. Linda, This looks delicious and just in time for Easter...what a great addition to a lunch time table or a picnic! Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Ashleigh & Tiffani, The Drinking Girls

  4. This is unique, Linda and sounds good to me! Now I know what to do with leftover mashed potatoes!

  5. I never got my Mom's recipe before she passed away, but his has all the same ingredients and I look forward to trying it. Thanks for sharing it with us:)

  6. I've never heard of using mashed potatoes...but it sounds good to me. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter.

  7. What a great idea I also have never heard of this bet my family would love it.

  8. I have never had one this creamy but it sounds good.