Classic American Potato Salad



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12 medium red potatoes

6 hard boiled eggs – finely chopped

2 stalks celery – finely chopped

1 medium-large sweet yellow onion – finely chopped

1 ½ cups good mayonnaise, I prefer Hellmann’s

1 scant tablespoon granulated sugar

2 teaspoons yellow mustard

¼ cup milk or half and half

Salt and grated black pepper

Smoked paprika


In a large stock pot filled with water, gently boil potatoes until fork tender, approximately 35-40 minutes. When fork tender, remove potatoes from stock pot and cool. Once cooled, remove skins and chop potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Place in large mixing bowl. Add chopped hard boiled eggs, onions and celery. Season the potato mixture with salt and grated black pepper to taste. To prepare dressing: Combine mayonnaise, sugar, mustard and milk or half and half in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until smooth and creamy. Add dressing to the potato mixture and toss gently, coating the potatoes. Sprinkle top with smoked paprika and chopped green onion. If desired, garnish top with additional sliced hard boiled eggs.