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Betty's Potato Salad

Author: Michelle


  • 6 medium red potatoes
  • 7 green onions (both white and green parts)
  • 3 sweet pickles or 5 sweet gherkins; chopped
  • 6 large hard-boiled eggs (5 in the salad, 1 for garnish)
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley; finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise +/-
  • Salt/Pepper; to taste
  • Paprika (optional)


  1. In a large pot, boil potatoes with skins on.
  2. Boil until fork tender.
  3. Peel the skins off the potatoes, cube them and add them to a large bowl.
  4. Cube five of the hard-boiled eggs, reserving the sixth for garnishing.
  5. Add the eggs to the bowl.
  6. Add the sliced green onions, chopped parsley, chopped sweet pickles/gherkins, and celery seed to the bowl. Mix gently.
  7. Salt and pepper the mixture to taste.
  8. Slowly fold in the mayonnaise a bit at a time until you reach the desired consistency, about one cup.
  9. Garnish the salad with the remaining hard-boiled egg.
  10. Slice or cube it and place it on top. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.
  11. This tastes great served warm or chilled.
  12. Note: Grandma says Best Foods Mayonnaise is the only one to use.