Today was our annual school picnic.
It's a potluck-type lunch with lots of salads, sweet tea, and strawberry desserts. :)
In my opinion, no picnic is complete without potato salad.
And if you're like me, not just any potato salad will work.
I'm pretty picky about my potato salad.
I like my potatoes grated, not diced.
I like a sweeter (but not TOO sweet) dressing with just a bit of zing.
My grandma USED to have the best recipe.
That is, until I discovered "Cretora's Potato Salad".
Cretora is a relative of my husband and makes the. best. potato salad ever.
Since discovering her recipe (and it's original with her!),
I haven't even wanted to make any other potato salad.
It's that good.
Try it for YOUR Memorial Day picnic or next potluck dinner.
You will make new friends.
You will take home an empty dish.
And you will never make any other potato salad.
Ok, so maybe you're not like me, but I'll share the recipe in case
you want to make new friends. ;)
CRETORA'S POTATO SALAD
5 lbs potatoes (cooked, peeled, and grated)
6 hard boiled eggs (peeled and diced)
3/4 - 1 cup sweet onion (minced)
1 cup celery (diced)
2 cups heavy (whipping) cream (this is the secret ingredient!)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 T salt
2 cups Miracle Whip (I use mayonnaise; use whichever your prefer)
3 T vinegar
3 T lemon juice
3 T mustard
1 tsp celery seed
Mix potatoes, eggs, onions, and celery in a large bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together all dressing ingredients. Add to potato mixture. Refrigerate overnight for flavors to meld. Garnish with additional hard boiled egg slices and parsley if desired.
From the Farmhouse