Mtguy8787's Potato Salad
(around 20 servings)
- 7 lbs of potatoes
- 1 quart of regular mayo
- 3 Tablespoons of mustard
- 1 medium onion
- 8 large stalks of celery
- 20 eggs
- 1.5 teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
- 2-3 teaspoons of smoked paprika (regular will work, but smoked is better)
- 3 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
The Vinegar, Onions, and Paprika make it a lot different from most potato salad recipes. A lot of recipes don't have eggs, either.
7 lbs of potatoes - Russet and Red
Hard boiling 20 eggs. Bring Pot To Rolling Boil. Let Boil For 60 Seconds. Turn Heat Off, and Let Stand For 8-10 Minutes. Then Peel.
Potatoes Peeled And On The Stove. Bring To A Boil, and Simmer/Low Boil For 30 Minutes, Or Until You Can Stick A Fork Through It With Little Resistance. If you pre-cut the potatoes, cook for about 18 minutes.
Celery And Onion
Cut Celery Length-Wise Into Thin Strips. Chop Into Small Pieces.
Chop Onions Into Small Pieces. I Had To Do This One In Stages. The Eyes!
Peeling Eggs. The Most Annoying Part Of The Process. To Efficiently Peel, Drain Some Of The Hot Water, Add Cold Water Until Water It Hot, But Touchable. Crack Each Egg Once On The Side, And Once On The End. Let Soak In Hot Water. Peel Some Shell Off, and Pull Off Some Of The Film/Layer Between Shell And Meat. If You Peel The Shell & Film Off While Still Warm, It Will Be Much Easier.
Add Quart Of Mayo To Mixing Bowl. Add Spices.
Add Smoked Paprika.
And Apple Cider Vinegar. A Dash Of Balsamic Vinegar As Well Can Be a Nice Touch To Try. I Didn't Have Any, Though.
Add Celery And Raw, Chopped Onions
Mix It All Up
Add Chopped Eggs And Mix In
Drain Potatoes As Soon As Done. Let Cool Down While Doing Other Things. Chop Into Small Cube-ish Chunks. As You Chop A Few Potatoes, Mix Them Into The Bowl, Rather Than Chopping All At Once, and Trying To Mix It All Up At Once.
Finished Product Up Close
Chill For A Few Hours And Enjoy!