Salad — K’s Potato Salad

My mother was famous for her potato salad. The last time I made it with her was on the occasion of her 90th birthday party. I have provided a list of ingredients. Before finalizing this recipe I sent it to my four sisters to ask if I had it right. They sent numerous corrections and fun stories. Our mother was usually cooking for a crowd so would use 1 jar of mayonaise, 1 jar of olives, 1 jar of pickles and a dozen eggs. I don't remember how many potatoes and onions she used. It is up to you to determine the proportions, to suit your own taste. Make it for your next family picnic!


  • Boiled smooth-skinned, white potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • Mayonnaise
  • Chopped onion. I prefer red onions for their sweet taste. (optional)
  • Sweet pickles, rough chopped or thinly sliced
  • Green olives stuffed with pimentos, cut in half
  • Boiled eggs, cut into pieces or sliced crosswise for decoration
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Sweet Smoked Paprika for garnish


  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap.
  2. A nice touch is to reserve some of the hard boiled eggs to slice cross-wise, into rings, and place them decoratively on the top of the salad, then lightly sprinkling them with Paprika.



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