As written, this recipe is for a potluck and will serve 24 people. Unlike regular potato salad, Irish potato salad is less saucy and the potatoes are more mashed rather than cubed. To make this salad, I like to use a plastic masher that has diamond pattern instead of cutting the potatoes. This is the only time I like to use this type of masher. If you don’t have a plastic masher, you can cut the potatoes instead; it just takes longer.
- 5 lbs. New potatoes -drained and rinsed
- 5 celery stalks chopped
- 1 Vidalia sweat onion, finely chopped
- 4 hardboiled eggs. Chopped
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup parsley chopped
- 1 c green onion chopped
- 2 T red wine vinegar
- 1/ 2 t salt ( or more to taste)
- 1/2 t pepper (or more to taste)
Mash/chop potatoes. Cut the potatoes in half, then press down once with the masher. The potatoes mash with large chunks that are still very soft. Place potatoes into a large mixing bowl.
Add celery, parsley, sweat onion, green onion, and eggs. Stir to mix
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and vinegar. Whisk until blended.
Add to the potato mixture and stir to combine.
Add salt and pepper to taste.