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The Smokin' Okies won People's Choice at the 2006 Bricktown BBQ Contest. Smokin's 'que was fabulous, but Mrs. Smokin's potato salad got lots of attention, too.

She was generous enough to share her recipe with us:

  • Wash and bake potatoes until done. Cool, peel, and cut into bite size chunks. Set aside.

  • Mix lite Helmann's mayonnaise, chopped dill pickles, diced onions, dill weed, dill seeds, celery salt, celery seed, salt and pepper, yellow mustard, and enough dill pickle juice to make the mixture creamy.

  • Fold the creamy mixture into chunked peeled potatoes.

"I don't measure anything I just make it to my taste," says Mrs. S.
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I took a shot at Mrs. Smokin's potato salad this weekend. It was one of the best potato salad's I have eaten. It took some experimenting to get the correct ratios of ingredients, but here is my list:

6-8 large baking potatoes
1 30oz jar of Hellman's Lite Mayo
5 chopped kosher dill pickle spears
1 small diced onion (I only used about half since my wife doesn't like a lot of onion.)
1/4 tsp of dry dill weed
1/4 tsp of dill seeds
1/2 tsp of celery salt
1/4 tsp of celery seed
1 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp of kosher salt
1/4 cup of yellow mustard
2/3 cup dill pickle juice

pour creamy mixture over chunked potatoes and let stand in refrigerator a couple of hours prior to serving. It was awesome!! I hope these amounts help other cooking dummies like me.
Originally posted by Smokenque:
This looks like one to try.. but, for a 'non-chef'.. I'd love to have an idea on the amounts.. even a hip shot.. Smiler

Amounts? Amounts? Haven't any idea nor does she. That's why she doesn't help with the Q'in rubs anymore.

Maybe next time she makes it I'll watch and estimate.

Thanks Donna for posting. I'll let her know that you posted Twila's Terrific Potato Salad.

Big Grin
Now,Smokin's mama,made a breakfast casserole,you can make in Al 1/2 pans,store in your coolers,and put in the cookers ,when you are finishin' off the big meats ,in the morning of cookoffs.

Take them out,before you get the ribs on,and they'll hold for hrs.

You'll be the most popular cooksite at the whole cookoff.

Even before the mornin' shot. Wink

Also work great in the home oven,when ya got a crowd from the night before.

Maybe,all the wimmen ,in Smokin's life ,made him the fine cook he is? Big Grin

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