3 lbs red potatoes
2 hard boiled eggs
1/2 onion chopped
hearts of celery (3 stalks)
3 or 4 good dill pickles (not garlic)
Prep time: seems like forever...
Boil potatoes (with skin on) until tender, but not crumbly. Peel potatoes when you can hold them and cut into squares or whatever shape you can manage. Add the chopped eggs, onion, celery, and dill pickles and mix with mayonnaise add celery seed....a lot of celery seed...even when you think you have put too much in, add some more. Keep adding mayo and celery seed until it tastes good.
It used to drive me crazy when recipes were not specific - like how much celery seed, but mom did not measure and it always turned out good. I despise onions, but my husband insists that the onion is necessary for flavor (and he likes them), I add big chunks that I can pick out easily. My mom also said use Hellman's Mayo, but I can't tell the difference between brands, so use what you like.
Here is a picture of the finished product:
I have a new appreciation for people who photograph food so that it looks good in advertisements. Potato salad is not attractive, and even though I tried "arranging" it for this photo, it still looks like regular old potato salad. Blogging makes you take pictures of things you normally would not, like a pot of potatoes. Enjoy.