Grandma’s Potato Salad

The holidays came and went and with it some of our favorite family recipes! One of my favorites is my grandmother’s potato salad which is a must have at EVERY family function— holiday or no holiday! Below you will find my family recipe for potato salad (a favorite for all!) Enjoy!


  • Potatoes
  • red onions
  • white vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper
  • eggs
  • Hellman’s mayonnaise (yes we specify in my house!)
  • extra virgin olive oil


  • Dice whole onion nice and small and then pickle them in a bowl with white vinegar and place in the refrigerator.


  • Now boil potatoes and once the water begins to boil, add eggs (at room temperature!) into the water. Boil eggs for 15 minutes for perfect hard boiled eggs


  • Remove eggs after the 15 minutes
  • Check the potatoes and make sure that they are cooked through but not too soft (we’re not making mashed potatoes! We want some lumps… but cooked ones!)
  • Peel eggs and dice eggs up really small


  • Drain water from the potatoes and let cool for a little bit before you begin to peel them
  • Use a rag to hold the hot potatoes while you peel the potatoes and dice them up small
  • Now add the diced up eggs and onions leaving behind the vinegar. Lightly mix adding some of the vinegar, salt and pepper along the way.


  • Add mayonnaise and continue to mix.
  • Season to taste if anything is missing and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil at the end.
  • Chill and serve cold. ENJOY!!!




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