Mom's Potato Salad

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Contributed by: Mom

Traditional potato salad my mom has made for years!  I thought this recipe was lost when some hacker erased all of my recipes...I have a hard copy and now a soft copy will be maintained and backed up.  (I have no idea why someone would bother with a middle aged woman's just for fun website...oh wait I know...because they COULD.)


10 Medium Red Potato
4 Egg Hard Boiled, Grated
2 8 oz. pkgs. Italian Dressing Mix
1 Cup Celery
1 Can Sliced Black Olives

1 Cup Bread & butter pickles
1/2 - 3 Cup Mayonnaise
1 T Dijon Mustard
1 Cup Green Onions
1 Tomato


For best results, begin preparation 2 days ahead of time.  Boil the potatoes and eggs.

While the potatoes are slightly warm, peel them but leave the peel on.

Dice the potatoes and put in a large ziploc bag.

Mix the Italian dressing, but leave out the water.  Pour the dressing into the bag and mix.

Marinade the potatoes overnight.

The next day, mix all of the ingredients with the grated, hard-boiled eggs.  Add some of the pickle juice to taste.

Let sit another day - the flavors really meld by waiting that extra day.

Garnish with sliced eggs and tomato slices when serving.