If you've been reading with us, you probably know that this is the fifth week I've featured a Nannie's recipe. It's become somewhat of a trend and now it is my quest to collect and share as many as I can! To check out previous eats click here.
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I think my Nannie made some of the best potato salad. Of course, I think she made the best of everything.
I'll never forget when we had family get-togethers, Nannie would line her counter full of food (kind of like a buffet) starting with the meat, then with the sides, lastly the pickles, olives and relishes. Past the sink we got our drinks and then on the stove were her biscuits or rolls. It was a nice little arrangement. Once we had our plates, the adults all sat in the kitchen (where it would turn into HOURS long conversation) and all the kids would head on into the den to eat~ the older kids got the couch and chair and the youngin's got to eat on the steps.
Anyway, as we trickled through the buffet line, it was always right around the side portion of her spread that there was some congestion. And of course, potato salad was always at the center of those sides. It was also one side that there was rarely any left over! Good thing Nannie always made extra to have on hand after everyone left!
We always said Grace before eating. Papa would bless the food usually before we lined up to get our food, but once everyone had their plates, there was a definite moment of silence while we stuffed our faces. I say silence, except for the sounds of my cousin Brian grunting and hmmm-ing his way through his food. Looking back, we all ate like (and sounded like) we hadn't eaten in ages! But that wasn't the case of course, Nannie's food was just that good!
With that, may this recipe become part of your family gathering line-up as well. I hope you like it!
Nannie's Potato Salad
2 hard boiled eggs- slice then mash in separate bowl- let cool
6-8 potatoes diced- boil until done, but not mushy. Drain good and do not run cool water over them. Let cool before mixing.
2-3 celery stalks diced fine
1 small onion diced fine
diced sweet pickles
mayo (this is dependent on you and what type of texture you like- use your judgement)
In a separate bowl mix mayo and pickle juice (also based on how sweet you want it)
Combine all ingredients and then fold in mayo mixture.