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My Mom’s Good Old Potato Salad

My Mom's Good Old Potato Salad Recipe and Video


A simple, old-fashioned potato salad has only 5 ingredients, featuring hard boiled eggs and sweet pickles.


  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 10 large eggs eggs
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar sweet pickles, drained and chopped
  • 2 cups mayonnaise


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pan of water and boil over medium-low heat until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain the potatoes, and place in the refrigerator to cool.
  2. Place the eggs in a saucepan of cold water over medium heat, and bring to a full boil. Turn off the heat, cover the pan, and allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for about 15 minutes. Cool the eggs thoroughly under cold running water and shell them. Chop the cooled eggs and place them in a large salad bowl.
  3. Stir the onion, sweet pickles, and mayonnaise into the eggs, and let the mixture chill in the refrigerator at least l/2 hour to blend the flavors. Mix in the chilled chopped potatoes, and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour. Serve cold.

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Nutritional Information

My Mom's Good Old Potato Salad

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 787.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 30 %
carbohydrates: 23 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 30 %
fat: 78 %
saturated fat: 43 %
cholesterol: 85 %
vitamin a iu: 22 %
niacin equivalents: 51 %
vitamin b6: 80 %
vitamin c: 97 %
folate: 21 %
calcium: 13 %
iron: 21 %
magnesium: 29 %
potassium: 39 %
sodium: 32 %
thiamin: 30 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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