I have awesome memories of the 4th of July. We love to celebrate our country’s freedom and all that goes along with it. Summertime food to me is watermelon, fruit pizza and my Gramma’s famous potato salad! After tasting this potato salad, you will never want to grab store bought again.
Gramma Elaine’s potato salad is smooth and creamy with just the right amount of all the flavors to create a party in your mouth! Some people assume making potato salad is too complicated. I’m here to tell you it’s not! If you can boil potatoes and make a hardboiled egg, you’re set. I asked my Gramma for her recipe and much like many in her generation, she just “throws” it together. However, for me, she sat down and figured it out for all of us to enjoy!
Gramma’s Potato Salad Recipe
6 medium Russet potatoes boiled and cut into small squares
5-6 hardboiled eggs chopped
4T chopped onion (optional)
⅔ C chopped celery OR ½ tsp celery salt
2 T yellow mustard
1 C mayo + 4T heavy cream or milk
4T Ranch dressing
1 Tsp vinegar
Small dash of garlic salt
Pinch of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Boil and chop potatoes and eggs and set aside. Mix all other ingredients in a large bowl. Slowly stir in potatoes and eggs. Place in a pretty bowl and serve with love…just like Gramma!
Serves 10 People
Growing up with Grammas and a Mom who were all incredible cooks and bakers has been a great gift to me. I honestly don’t “love” to be in the kitchen. That’s why here, I try to give you all easy-to-master recipes. That’s what I like! Haha!
However, when I think back to how I was raised, gathered around a table sharing a meal are some of my favorite memories. I know a lot of love went into those meals and these are the times I want our kids to remember too. Life gets so busy. We need to know it’s okay to slow down and enjoy our friends and family. Sharing a meal is a great way to do this. And the 4th of July is one of those special times for us.
Praying you have a happy and safe 4th of July!
Until next time,
–The Wing Lady