Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Family reunions are always fun and almost always feature lots of good food.  If you are in charge of bringing the potato salad try my old recipe that serves a couple dozen people.

8 lbs potatoes
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tbsp salt
1/2 to 3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup Italian salad dressing
2 cups mayonnaise
2 cups chopped celery
12 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

Peal potatoes and cut-into bite-sized cubes.  Put into a large pan and cover with water; sprinkle about 1 teaspoon salt to 2 cups water into the pan.  Bring the potatoes to a boil and cook just until tender; drain immediately.

In a large bowl toss the potatoes with the onion, salt, pepper, and Italian salad dressing.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

About 2 hours before serving time, remove from refrigerator and add the mayonnaise, celery, and eggs; toss to coat well.  Return to refrigerator until serving time. 

Sprinkle with a dash of paprika or celery seed for garnish, if desired.

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