• Mama Stace

Shirley's Famous Potato Salad

When my family does Thanksgiving, there are 5 phases of eating...Appetizers, main course, dessert, sandwiches, then more dessert. It truly is an eating marathon!


The sandwich course would not be complete without my Mom's famous potato salad. The recipe is so simple that it really still surprises me that people say it's "The best potato salad they have ever eaten". The photographer from my grandson's 1st Birthday party even mentioned it in her blog:


" I absolutely LOVED all of the decorations, and the food was fabulous ... from "Donald & Daisy's Delicious Desserts" to "Hot-Diggity Bar-B Dogs" & "Pluto's Pizza"... and the best potato salad I have ever had ... hands down!"

Ok, so back to the recipe...here it is:


5 Lbs. Red Potatoes


1 Dozen Eggs


1 Small Onion


1 Jar Mayo


Salt & Pepper


Boil the potatoes (whole) until firm-tender (you don’t want them to overcook, or they will get mushy). Remove from pot to a cookie sheet lined with paper towels to cool. Hard boil the eggs. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel the skin off and dice into around ½ in. cubes. Peel the eggs and chop them up into the same bowl. Chop the onion finely and add to bowl. Add salt & pepper to your personal taste. Add the entire jar of Mayo in and mix it up with your freshly washed hands. Refrigerate.


Note: Sometimes I will have to add a little extra mayo.

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