Joy’s Potato Salad

These are very “general” directions. I don’t ever measure so once you make it; you can change things up and add more or less of what you guys like or don’t care so much for. The photo is not mine. It looks close but I don’t use nearly that much paprika and I spread egg slices on the top.

Potato Salad: ala Joy

10 large potatoes: Scrub and wash skins and boil slowly till done. You don’t want them splitting and coming apart so watch carefully. Peel, cut up when cool.
8 boiled eggs
1 large onion
2-3 stalks celery
6-10 radishes

I used Gedney baby dills but you can use what you want. 6-8 pickles cut up very small.
Salt and pepper to taste.

¼ cup of the pickle juice, half a large jar of Real Mayo. A couple of squirts of mustard. Just enough to make it a very VERY light yellow. 8 oz heavy whipping cream. Stir this all together as fast as you can. The lighter you get it the lighter it will be in the salad. I’ve used my beaters on it.
I also like to make this a day before we want it. The longer and colder it gets, the better it seems to taste.
I keep a few eggs and slice them at the last minute and put over the top and give it a few sprinkles of paprika.

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19 Responses to Joy’s Potato Salad

  1. SKL says:

    Oh man, that picture is making me hungry. I miss my mom’s potato and macaroni salad. Must be something about eating cereal 95% of the time for the past 2 weeks.

    • mssc54 says:

      SKL (since my Mrs. doesn’t read this I feel safe) my Mrs. has lost 35lbs since February. She’s been going to a weight management doctor. Something about protein vs calories. She is looking good and feeling awesome! I am so proud of her!!!

  2. Ellen says:

    Joy, this sounds delicious. If you agree, I will post it under recipes with your name on it: Joy’s Potato Salad!

  3. Ellen says:

    Thanks, Joy! You are so kind!

  4. mssc54 says:

    Joy, being a Southern Boy I’m not sure I could go with the raw onion in my tater salad. But I may consider trying this receipe…. maybe. Old habbits and all.

    I too LOVE THE HEADER PIC. I think you should have it developed. Then write a short discreption on the back of it (including date, where, who, the occassion, etc).
    Someone is going to love to look back on that pic in a few decades and say, “Remember when…”

    I just love those sort of family “knitting together” seasons!!

    • Joy says:

      You mean “southern” folks don’t eat raw onion? Or just not in P.S? Is it the flavor you don’t like or what? The crunch or the “what???” If it’s the strong-ness of the flavor you could put in green onion. Try it, you’ll like it. Then I want a full report.

      Thanks about the pic. I’m going to frame it and put it at the cabin. I love it too. The funny thing about this is I just said to them, “check out that swing guys. Hop on for a ride” and they just went and did this. Had I tried to do it “professional” they never would have sat this great. That’s why my favorite shots are the innocent moments and not the posed ones you pay $$$$$ for.

      • mssc54 says:

        No, no, no we eat plenty of raw onions. But my Cajun Granny’s recipe calls for mushed up boiled egs, diced up dill pickles mayo and a dash-0-mustard. Where ever we go for a get together we are asked to bring one of two things; our potato salad or bananna pudding.

        We mostly eat celery with Jiff xtra crunchy peanutbutter.

    • Laura says:

      Mssc… you might also try Vidalia or other “sweet” onion, dice it really fine, and use just a little less than the recipe calls for. That way, you still get the flavor of the onion, but not the nasty bite. Vidalias are great for that.

  5. starlaschat says:

    I can’t wait to try this! In fact I may have to try this recipe in the next couple of day just because.

  6. Joy Rehnee says:

    Yum, I love the idea of whipping cream and radishes. I hail from Kentucky, and have a similar recipe, which has evolved over time by combining a few different recipes with my beloved Granny’s. I also add a bit of sour cream, and a few slices of bacon along with about a tablespoon of the bacon drippings. I know, I know, bad……..But I don’t make it all the often. And this Southern Girl has to have the raw onions in my salads 🙂

    P.S. A tip for “onion breath”— I once read that rubbing salt into your hands will take away raw onion and/or garlic smell. So I tried it on my tongue, and it really works, at least for me. Just be brave, and then rinse out your mouth afterward.

    • Joy says:

      That’s a great tip Joy. I’ll have to give it a try. I also never thought of some bacon in there. That is very interesting.

      • adriane says:

        i have done the bacon an it is very good … just put a couple strips.. its a not that healthy but a little wont hurt:)

    • Laura says:

      Onion and garlic smells come off of hands really easily when you rub the back of a stainless-steel spoon on your skin. Something about the stainless causes the smell to completely disappear. I haven’t tried it on my tongue yet…..

      Also, your adding of the sour cream, bacon, and bacon drippings – that resembles my mom (and grandma’s) German Potato Salad, except we use vinegar (or pickle juice) in place of the sour cream.

      • Nikki says:

        That is how I make my potato salad. With sour cream and bacon, never thought of using the drippings though! I will next time. I do use pickle juice. I didn’t realize that style was considered German.

  7. Laura says:

    I’ve got a big family potluck reunion deal coming up this summer… this salad might just hit the spot. I think I’ll make it! Thanks, Joy!

  8. Joy Rehnee says:

    OK, I just had a good laugh at the thought of rubbing my tongue with a big stainless steel spoon! But I will definitely try it on my hands, because onion and garlic are on the menu most days! Thanks for the tip Laura!

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