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Springtime, Mother’s Day and Potato Salad Go Together

When I think of Springtime, I always think of potato salad.  It is a favorite of mine and I always loved the way my Mother made it.  She creamed the potatoes and added other ingredients to it. Here is a link to a previous post about my Mother’s potato salad.

Last weekend, we started our tradition of visiting yard sales and I found a cookbook that interested me.  The name of  the book is entitled 300 Years of Carolina Cooking and it was written by the Junior League of Greenville, South Carolina.  It was published in 1970 and I can tell by some of the terminology it is an old cookbook.  The German Soft Potato Salad recipe refers to a mixmaster and I am assuming that would be a mixer.  I am sharing all three recipes because I think they sound great. I love to make macaroni salad when I need to make a salad quickly and to be honest, sometimes I just don’t want to peel potatoes.  I have never made a warm potato salad but I think the German Soft Potato Salad sounds good. The recipe for Boo’s Potato Salad in the middle of the page reminds me of my Mother-In-Laws potato salad.  Even though her process of making the potato salad was different from my Mother’s, I liked her’s too. I have tried to duplicate her potato salad many times and haven’t quite made it to taste the same way I remember her’s.

Here are the recipes:

hot potato salad


As I was writing this post, I decided that I must just love potato salad.  It was good to reminisce about my Mother and Mother-In-Laws potato salad.  I think the above recipes from an old cookbook are a great example of potato salads of the South.

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone and thanks for stopping by.


2 responses »

  1. It is funny but for all the potato salad I have had in Germany when traveling, I’ve never had one similar to the recipe in your cookbook…it sounds interesting. Perhaps the difference in taste that you remember from your MIL’s potato salad was the brand of mayonnaise used…that or maybe she added a touch of acid like lemon juice or vinegar.

  2. Maybe it is Southern German potato salad. HaHa!! I had never thought about the difference in taste because of the brand of mayonnaise used or maybe vinegar. That is something to be considered. She could cut her potatoes and any vegetables into the most uniform small pieces and I don’t have that talent. I remember so well how consistent she was in doing that and wasn’t someone that cooked from scratch very often!


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