1 Suzie the Foodie: Recipe Review: The Neelys' Grandma Jean's Potato Salad

Friday, May 7, 2010

Recipe Review: The Neelys' Grandma Jean's Potato Salad

The Neelys' Grandma Jean's Potato Salad
Please note: I forgot to mention that you also add some chopped onion and celery to the salad!

I had almost given up on finding the perfect potato salad recipe. I had tried so many and most of them were flavourless and boring. A couple of summers ago I saw the Neelys make their Grandma Jean's Potato Salad and decided to try again. This tastes like my childhood! Nothing fancy, just delicious. Perfect!

Grandma Jean's Potato Salad

The recipe calls for five large red potatoes but I prefer to buy a bag of potato nuggets and cut them in half and leave the really small ones whole. I bring them to a boil and then simmer for ten minutes. I also start making my hard boiled eggs at the same time.

Grandma Jean's Potato Salad

While those are cooking I make the dressing. So simple! Miracle whip, relish, mustard, sugar and salt. I keep that in the fridge until everything else is ready.

Grandma Jean's Potato Salad

I can not emphasize how important it is to cool everything down completely before putting all the components together. I made this once and I guess it was still hot and the flavours were just not there. So be patient. It is worth it!

Grandma Jean's Potato Salad

In a big bowl add the potatoes and the sliced hard boiled eggs.

Grandma Jean's Potato Salad

Add the dressing and stir to coat. Sprinkle with paprika, add some sliced egg as garnish and voila! The perfect potato salad. Five out of five wooden spoons. Tangy and creamy, this is one of the few salads I make all the time, especially when it starts to get warm and sunny. Which it is, finally! I celebrated the return of the sun by making this recipe yesterday only to have a giant storm roll by.

Thankfully this morning I woke up to brilliant sunshine and will be enjoying this dish again with dinner tonight.


AvaDJ said...

That is totally the best summer picnic salad ever! All you need now is some southern fried chicken and a big bowl of strawberry ice cream for dessert. I'm going to have to try this one, so good.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Potato salad is the Official Dish of Summer!

Debs said...

That looks delish. My friend puts hard boiled eggs in his pot salad too & I had forgotten about it. Thanks for sharing.