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Monday, December 31, 2012

I went to a friends house for a gift exchange over the holidays and had SOME fun. There were all kinds of goodies laid out to eat, but the one thing that I could NOT stay out of of was this potato salad. I know what you're probably thinking. Meh...it's just potato salad. But it's NOT! This is SO good. I'm not much of a Miracle Whip kinda girl but in this salad...oh man...yummy!!! Barbara didn't know the exact amounts for this recipe so I had to do some tweaking to get it just right and it'll probably never be as good as hers but it turned out pretty stinkin' good, if I do say so myself! Make sure you dice the pickles yourself. According to Barbara it makes a world of difference. And who am I to argue with an expert potato salad maker??

Barbara's Potato Salad


1 5-pound bag of red potatoes ~ chunked and boiled but not mushy....you want them to hold their shape
1 1/2 cups diced Baby Gherkin pickles (don't cheat and use relish...it's not the same)
1 cup diced red onion
3 hard boiled eggs - diced
1 22-ounce container Miracle Whip
Salt and pepper to taste

After the potatoes are boiled, drain them.

Add the chopped Gherkins, diced onion and chopped hard boiled eggs. Mix gently.

Add the entire contents of the Miracle Whip and gently stir to coat potatoes.

Salt and pepper to taste then chill in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

This is all you need.

Chunk the potatoes then boil them 
until soft but not mushy.

Dice the pickles, onion and boiled eggs.

After the potatoes are done, drain 
them then add the diced stuff.

The add 22-ounce container of 
Miracle Whip and give it a stir. 
Add salt and pepper to taste. 
Chill it or eat it warm. 
Both ways are yummy!

So good!!


  1. That just made my stomach growl! Yum! Looks fantastic!

    1. It is delish...my new favorite right now.