My mom was a great cook. I guess she had to be because she had 10 children to feed. My mother had to learn how to make a little go a long way. We grew most of our own vegetables and we raised hogs.We had gardens all around the house.
On Sundays mom would prepare a big dinner. We might have a meal consisting of barbecue chicken, potato salad, green beans, and pineapple upside-down cake.
My mom’s potato salad was the best. Oh yes, Mom could burn.(translation- Mom could really cook.)
I don’t peel my potatoes before I boil them. Instead, I wash them and put them in the pot and allow them to cook for about 30-45 minutes.
After they have cooled, I peel and dice them into small squares. I boil two eggs and dice them as well.
I like a mustard-based potato salad, so I prepare the sauce by mixing a teaspoon of mustard with the mayonnaise to give my salad a tint of yellowish color. Then, I add the other ingredients: relish, pimentos, diced eggs, and black pepper.
I stir in the diced potatoes a few at a time to get them all covered with the mayo-sauce.
The potato salad turned out great and it was a nice side to go along with my fried tilapia.