Papa’s Potato Salad

My grandpa passed away recently and I thought I would share his favourite potato salad recipe. It will not be for everyone thats for sure. He loved miracle whip and raw onions and that’s basically all this potato salad is lol! There are hard boil eggs and potatoes too but it’s exactly what you would imagine an 86 year old man eating for lunch.

What you need:

Miracle Whip
Half White Onion
Two Hard Boiled Eggs
Two Cups Diced Boiled Potatoes

Papa’s Potato Salad

This is loaded with Miracle Whip and Raw Onions with some Egg and Potatoes sprinkled in, just the way my papa liked it!
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack


  • 2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup miracle whip
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Boil the eggs for 8 minutes and removed from pot and cool in cold water or fridge until needed
  • Bring a pot of diced potatoes to a boil and cook on rolling boil until tender, strain and remove from heat, let cool in fridge
  • Remove egg shells and chop eggs and mix into the potatoes and add the miracle whip
  • Dice half an onion and add to the potato mixture
  • Stir well, mashing up the potatoes slightly for a smooth texture
  • Add salt and pepper and enjoy!


You could use regular mayonnaise or whatever you want but this is how my 80 something year old grandpa liked his potato salad.
Personally, I like to add half mayo and half miracle whip with some chopped pickles.
Keyword hard boiled eggs, miracle whip, onions, potato recipes, potato salad, salad

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