Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Potato Salad ~ crowd size

Picnic season is upon us...and what's a picnic without a potato salad?  The crowd-size version of this salad is a recipe we used often at church functions in years gone by...where we prepared potato salad for 300.  The recipe given here serves 50...though it can easily be doubled to serve 100.  If you are planning a slightly smaller picnic...I've included the recipe to serve 10.  Enjoy!



Crowd Size Potato Salad ~  serves 50

  • 15 pounds potatoes...peeled, cooked and cubed
  • 4 dozen hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups diced celery
  • 2 cups green onions, finely chopped
  • 8 cups Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup prepared mustard
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

Potato Salad ~ serves 10

  • 7-8 cups potatoes, peeled, cooked and cubed
  • 10 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  1. Combine potatoes, eggs, celery and green onions in large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients together well and pour over potato mixture...stirring until combined.
  3. Cover and chill until serving.

    11 comments:

    1. thank you for the yummy recipe...as soon as I think I find a potato salad recipe, then I find an even better one! perfect combo of ingredients and I like how you listed the two serving sizes!!

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    2. Now that's exactly what we need for our church's Biker Sunday BBQ! Go Big or Go Home! LOL

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    3. Who can ever get tired of potato salad? Your recipe is exactly like mine !
      I love having the crowd amounts!
      Thank you !

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    4. Love all the aprons in your header!!

      For the serves 10 recipe I add 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup oil in my dressing. My family also uses this recipe for coleslaw but uses no mustard and ups the sugar to 1 cup.

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    5. HI there too all the girls, I got my cookbook yesterday ,and I went right back home ,with your stories,it was heartful for sure!!!(Charlotte) thanks for telling where to go get the book. I would like to see a recipe with whole roasted chicken stuffed with bubbat with raisen s..just saying, anyway I so do LOVE THE MENNONITE'S GIRLS AND THEIR LOVELY RECIPES( THE HARD WORK PAYED UP.

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    6. Can anyone help me? I am looking for a recipe that used to be on this blog, but I can't find it since the recent changes. I believe it was pictured as the tab item for the Menno recipes. I don't know the name, but it contained farmers sausage and in the picture it had a noodle that kind of looked like a rose. I have been looking forward to trying it and am at a loss with out the recipe. Thanks,
      Pam

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    7. Hi Pam,
      The recipe you are looking for is now in our cookbook. A few of our recipes have been removed from the blog and this was one of them. It is called Rolled up Kielke.

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    8. this is almost identical to my Mom's except we add some chopped dill pickle and a bit of the juice for the vinegar. I'll be making a big batch for my wedding in July.

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    9. Judy, thank you, thank you, thank you!! I was just going to searh the 'Net for a potato salad recipe to feed a crowd, and there was your recipe! Divine intervention?! I am making potato salad for my granddaughter's grad party and had no idea how to increase my basic recipe. You are a life saver! Thank you so much!! :)

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    10. I made this recipe today and shared it over on my blog, I have to wait for a sunny day to take a decent picture to post! Come visit my blog and see your recipe!
      daybydaysunshine.blogspot.com

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