April 13, 2016


You know Annie Dean....
I have spoken of her before on several posts...
one of the best cooks in the entire state of Mississippi!
A true southern belle she was!
She had a peaches and cream complexion
and jet black hair.....she spoke very softly
with a slight smile on her lips...always!
I learned so much about entertaining and cooking from her,
in addition to mother and my grandmothers, of course!
THIS is Annie Dean's potato salad,
which we often had at church potlucks or
when we were over at their house for dinner!

I planned on a little spring picnic on the patio!
But.....no, no, no....
not so fast......

Spring rains in the forecast...
with cloudy skies and warm humidity!

you can't let stormy weather stop you...
just bring your picnic indoors!
This potato salad is easy breezy to put together
and Estelle's puts her special touches on it too!
Annie Dean made hers with celery,
but I use fresh radishes instead
since it's the darling's favorite!
Still adds the perfect "crunch!"

6-8 medium sized russet potatoes, 
unpeeled and cut into large bite sized chunks
4 radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1egg, hard boiled and chopped
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 T. mustard
Salt and Pepper to taste

Wash potatoes and cut into large bite sized pieces.
Place in stockpot covered with water which has been salted.
Boil for about 20 minutes until just fork tender.
Drain the potatoes and place into a mixing bowl.
Allow the potatoes to cool for about 20 minutes.
Add all remaining ingredients and fold together gently.
Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.
Serve immediately at room temperature or chill until ready to serve.

This serves about 4-6 people.
Simply double the recipe if feeding a larger group.


  1. I have never heard of radishes in potato salad..but I am willing to try it. That looks tasty. I do love picnics. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. Radishes definitely sound as if they add more zip, than celery!!! Cool idea!

    Love Potato Salad here, since I can't eat so many other salads... Ones with Gluten-pasta.

  3. Recipes from treasured friends and family are the best, Betsy! The addition of radishes sounds very nice. Enjoy your cozy day. ♥

  4. What a wonderful recipe!
    Thank you for sharing it and your descriptions were just lovely.
    As many recipes as there are for potato salad it is hard to find a great one.
    I know this one is a keeper.
    I hope you will share this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    We would love to have you.

    White Spray Paint

  5. Hmmmm....I seldom even think about radishes any more!!! What about celery AND radishes??? Win! WIN!!!

  6. We love potato salad here in this home and I will have to try the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  7. My family loves my potato salad and if I changed it they would not be happy. So I am going to have to make a small amount of this just for me. I love potato salad.


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