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Thanks, Richard Hellman's Wife

July 3, 2012

"In 1905, two years after arriving in the United States, German immigrant Richard Hellmann opened up a delicatessen in New York City. His wife's delectable recipe for mayonnaise was featured in salads and sold in the deli, and the condiment quickly became so popular that Hellmann began selling it in "wooden boats" that were used for weighing butter."

Hellman's mayo in the East, Best Foods in the West, same stuff. In many persons' 4th of July spud salad. Right?
Here is what the Hellman's website thinks is "original potato salad."
INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs. potatoes (5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped (optional)

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