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The Best Potato Salad Recipe * Food & Drink * Family Reunions




My grandpa Bohman was born on the 4th of July. Every year the family would gather together from all over the country for a big birthday party and family reunion for grandpa's birthday at the Bohman farm. Ou reunions would included some of our favorite family recipes. We have a big family. I'm the oldest of 8 and my grandparents had 8 kids too. We are scattered from Vermont to Texas to Florida to Utah. It seems like everyone made it back for grandpa's birthday. One thing the Bohman's know how to do is cook. All of them. We had classics like baked beans, homemade chocolate cake, 3 bean salad and of course potato salad. Our classic potato salad recipe was always on the table. It will rival the best out there and is hands down better than anything you will get from the deli. We never had any leftovers. It's simple and delicious. Grandma Bohman cooked to taste and rarely used a recipe. This is my measured version that comes as close and you can to grandma's recipe.

Best Potato Salad Recipe

  • 3 pounds of russet potatoes 
  • 6 boiled eggs
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice brine
  • 3 medium dill pickles
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste
Cube potatoes and boil until cooked. Cool. Chop eggs into chunks. Dice onions and pickles. In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise, mustard and pickle juice to make a dressing. In a large serving bowl add potatoes, eggs, onion, pickles and dressing and stir. Serve chilled. 

Sweet & Simple Tip: To add a little kick to your potato salad add some chopped pickled jalapenos.