A Recipe My Mother Taught Me: “Potato Salad with Apples” by Marlene Okada
Potato Salad with Apples is a recipe from my mom who raised six children born within nine years, so she was busy. She did cook more basic recipes with three growing sons and three daughters. Mom was not gourmet, but she did enjoy meals shared together. Dad was in produce, so even in lean times, we had fruits and vegetables. Maybe that is where the apples filled in with the potatoes. Enjoy this recipe with hot dogs, hamburgers, ham and family meals. Compliments are made whenever this dish is brought to potlucks.
Potato Salad with Apples
From Marlene Okada in remembrance of her mother, Haruko Hada.
- 8-12 potatoes (Russet, medium size) boiled with skin (depends on size)
- 2-3 apples, peeled and chopped (Fuji or any crisp apples)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1-2 tbsp. relish
- 3 eggs, boiled and peeled
- Dash French mustard
- salt & pepper
- olives, whole or chopped for garnish
- paprika to sprinkle on top
Wash potatoes and boil with skin on. Cool, peel and chop to small bite size. Peel apples and chop to small bite size. Put into large bowl and add mayonnaise to moisten. Add relish, dash of French mustard, salt & pepper to taste. Grate the boiled eggs on top. Add olives to garnish. Sprinkle top with paprika as final garnish.
The taste of apples (Fuji or any crispy apples) adds refreshing flavor to the potato salad.
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