Oma's Potato Salad

I love my sister Maurya’s potato salad (more about that in an upcoming entry) – really, I do. So much so that I will make her recipe 80% of the time we’re having it. However, there’s something about Thurn’s garlic knockers that call out for my Oma’s potato salad. It’s the simplest recipe ever, and everyone who has tasted it has loved it. I’ve remembered it all these years simply because it is so easy and so good. Hopefully, you will love it as well. It uses ingredients that one normally has on hand, and can be whipped up in no time flat.

Oma's Potato Salad

Oma’s Potato Salad

3 lbs. small yellow potatoes (such as Yukon Golds)
1 small to medium white onion, chopped
Cider vinegar, to taste
Mayonnaise, to taste
Salt, to taste

Place unpeeled potatoes in a pot of boiling water, and allow to boil until just tender but still firm (about 10-15 minutes). When done, rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, and then lay the potatoes on a paper towel to cool down. When cool enough to touch, peel and slice the potatoes into a large bowl. After each pound of potatoes is sliced and layered in the bowl, sprinkle liberally with cider vinegar, one third of the onions, and salt. Add mayo to bowl – you want it to be just enough mayo to hold the salad together, so be careful not to add too much. Check one more time for taste, and add vinegar, salt or mayo as needed to achieve the flavor that you like best. Can be served cold or warm, is great both ways!

LONGEVITY MARRIED 50 YEARS: LARRY AND BETTY HORNER

Daily News (Los Angeles, CA) November 8, 2004 | – Nicole Sunkes Larry and Betty Horner of Thousand Oaks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family on June 5 at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village.

They met at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis where they both worked for the federal government, and Larry had just returned from the Korean War. They were married in Anderson, Ind., at the Second Methodist Church. They moved to Westlake Village in 1968. go to website los robles hospital

Larry earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Indiana University. When they moved to Westlake Village, they became active in civic affairs. Larry became president of the Westlake Athletic Association and president of Foxmoor and Westlake joint homeowners’ associations. He was a former vice president at Northrop Grumman and retired after spending 41 years in the aerospace industry. He also served four terms on the Thousand Oaks City Council spanning 16 1/2 years. Currently, he is working as Senior District Adviser for Congressman Brad Sherman.

Betty graduated from Indiana University. She is a member of Volunteers in Policing, member and past-president of the Westlake Women’s Club, a member of the Civic Arts Plaza, and the Conejo Valley Historical Society. She is on the Board of Trustees for Los Robles Hospital, on the R.S.V.P. Advisory Board, on the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors and a member of Conejo Friends. here los robles hospital

They were recently honored by the Thousand Oaks City Council for their golden anniversary, and have each been honored as Man and Woman of the year by the Chamber of Commerce.

Larry and Betty plan on traveling to Indiana later this year to retrace the beginning of their relationship. They also plan on celebrating in New York as well.

They have three children: Cynthia of New York, Larry Jr. of Simi Valley and Kymberly of Thousand Oaks.

- Nicole Sunkes

One thought on “Oma's Potato Salad

  1. I made this for my husband whose Mother is from Holland, he could not get enough! We all loved it, very tasty, thank you for sharing!

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