This is seriously
a great THE BEST potato salad that I have ever had. It’s not heavy and ordinary like so many potato salads. It is light without being fussy. This will be gobbled up at your next picnic faster than you can get worried about leaving mayo out in the sun. I got this recipe from Momma G (Therese Ganster) several years ago, and my family has never made another tot salad since. You will really love this recipe and I’m sure be asked for it every time you make it!
2 lbs potatoes (5-6 medium), peeled and cut into bite size chunks (and sometimes I’m lazy and don’t even bother to peel them!
1 cup Hellmans
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 packet of Splenda (and if you are like any members of my family, you snag these from restaurants on a regular basis!)
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
4 hard boil eggs, chopped
Pinch of black pepper
Loads and Loads of fresh dill (yes, that’s an exact measurement straight from Momma G)
Cover the potatoes with salted water and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once it boils, reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes until the potatoes are just fork tender. You DON’T want them to be too mushy, because we’re not making mashed potatoes! Drain and cool.
To hard boil the eggs, place them in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a rolling boil. As soon as they boil, turn off the heat and cover for 17 minutes. Not 16 minutes. Not 18 minutes. 17 minutes! When the buzzer dings, drain the water from the pot and add cold water continuously while draining and adding water. This stops the cooking process and gives you perfectly yellow yolks.
In a separate bowl, mix together mayonnaise, lemon juice, Splenda, pepper and dill. Add the onion and eggs to the potatoes. Pour the liquid over the potats and give it a gentle stir to combine. Top with loads and loads more dill for a pretty presentation!
Tip: It tastes really great if you make this the night before and give the flavors time to meld. But, if you do let it sit over night the onion can become over powering (at least to me). So, I would recommend adding the onion not too long before serving.