Mike's Old Fashion Potato Egg Salad.
Ingredients of Mike's Old Fashion Potato Egg Salad
- It’s 5 lb of Bag Potatoes [washed – unpeeled].
- It’s 25 of Boiled Eggs [yep 25 – use older eggs – they peel easier].
- Prepare 2 can of Black Olives [use only the firm ones – discard mushy ones].
- Prepare 3 large of White Onions.
- You need 6 large of Clausen Dill Pickles [no substitutions – these are the most delicious & crisp you'll find].
- You need 3/4 cup of Whole Milk [add slowly until desired consistency].
- It’s 1 jar of Mayonnaise [use 2/3 to 3/4 jar].
- Prepare 1 tbsp of Yellow Mustard.
- You need 1/4 tsp of White Pepper.
- Prepare 1/4 tsp of Celery Seed.
- It’s 1 tbsp of White Sugar [or more – add slowly to desired tastes].
- You need of Paprika.
- It’s 3 of Celery Stalks [with leaves/tops].
- You need 1 tsp of White Vinegar [to temper sweetness if needed].
Mike's Old Fashion Potato Egg Salad instructions
- Bring [older] eggs to a boil in a large pot. Turn off heat. Once water has boiled – cover eggs and let them sit in that hot water for 18 minutes exactly undisturbed. Drain water and run under cold water immediately until eggs and pot have completely cooled off. This method will make perfect boiled eggs everytime with little discoloration. And, by using older eggs, they'll be very easy to peel..
- Wash potatoes well. Do not peel. Then boil potatoes until you can easily run a knife through the largest potato. Drain and allow them to cool slightly..
- Whip milk, mayo and spices in a very large bowl. You'll want your texture thick enough to coat and stick but, thin enough to mix easily..
- Peel eggs and quarter. Chop vegetables..
- ° Chop your warm potatoes into bite sized 1" pieces. Place potatoes into your chilled mayo mixture. Gently fold them in until they're fully coated. Your warm spuds will break up easily! ° It's important that your potatoes be warm upon mixing. They'll immediately begin to absorb your mayo/milk/spice mixture..
- Gently incorporate your eggs and vegetables in with your potatoes. Again, fold in gently until everything is completely coated. If your mixture is too thick and not coating easily, just add a splash of whole milk and mix in your bowl. Repeat if necessary..
- Lightly sprinkle Paprika on top of salad before serving..
- Chill overnight if possible in a large covered bowl. Stir intermittently. Enjoy!.