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Heart Stopping Potato Salad – literally

Okay, I have to be honest here – I make a darn good potato salad.  My Mom used to make the best potato salad until she went over to the dark side- she started using light mayonnaise.  I’m sorry, light mayonnaise and potato salad just do not mix.  If you are going to do a potato salad, you just need to do it right.  Calories be damned!

My secret is a very high egg to potato ratio.  If  I’m making an average size salad my ratio can be as high as 1 egg:1potato, if I’m making a lot (like the following recipe) I take it down to .75 egg:1 potato. The following recipe makes enough to feed the Luxembourg army or my family for two days. Warning – wait a month or so after ingesting this potato salad before getting your cholesterol checked!

remember: high egg to potato ratio


Heart Stopping Potato Salad


  • 20 Yukon Gold potatoes, boiled and peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 15 eggs, hard boiled and sliced (save one or two for the top)
  • 1/2 -1 onion (preferrably Walla Walla Sweet), chopped
  • 6-8 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cups best foods mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 T. mustard
  • 2 T. sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix potatoes, onion and celery together in large bowl.
  2. Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard and sugar together and add to potatoes gently.
  3. Add eggs to mixture.
  4. Top the salad with one or two nicely sliced eggs.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika if you want some zingy color.

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  • architect mom June 6, 2011, 1:23 pm

    You have to have the potato salad on the fourth, I totally agree!

  • Sandy Vandall June 4, 2011, 12:59 am

    Your potato salad is a lot like the one I make. I use more mustard in mine and add just a touch of milk, otherwise, just about the same. I learned how to make it from my mom and I absolutely love it – especially along with a hot dog! I agree, the low-cal mayo just doesn’t do the trick! Also, in the mid-west we use Miracle Whip. Now you got me dying for that wonderful summer favorite! I’m trying to get off six pounds before my 55th Highschool Reunion in July so I better hold off. I just may succumb to the temptation on July 4th. What’s the 4th of July without potato salad!

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