Grandmother’s Potato Salad

IMG_0475Several years ago I decided I wanted to make my own potato salad, and since I always loved my Grandmother’s Potato salad I decided to call her for her recipe. She just laughed when I asked for the recipe, she never had a recipe! She just tossed in what what looked good, but she did give the list of what almost always made it into the bowl. From that I have created this recipe.


5 small potatoes/590g potatoes

1/2 a medium onion/60g finely chopped onion

55g sweet pickles, (3 spears or 5 to 6 small gherkins) chopped small

55 g celery (1 to 2 spears, chopped small)

2 large hard boiled eggs chopped

1/2c/125 ml mayonnaise (I use the extra light version since I prefer the flavor)

1 tbsp mustard

1 tbsp pickle juice

a light dusting of cayenne pepper, paprika, and a small dash of salt and pepper.

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Breakfast Yummy

IMG_0145  So this recipe is called many different things, and made many different ways depending on who you ask. I call it Hash, because that is what my Grandmother calls it. Of course Hash can be made just about any way you want to make it to suit the meal you are making it for. The one thing most Hash recipes have in common are potatoes in some form. They are usually accompanied by some sort of meat (usually leftovers form the night before) and some sort of binder to help hold it all together (eggs, gravy, ect). This recipe is for breakfast Hash.


2 small baking potatoes

a large handful of cubed ham(gammon) or meat of your choice

half a medium onion chopped

half a green pepper chopped

4 eggs



chili powder(optional)

red pepper flake(optional)


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