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Potato Salad Without Potatoes (Mock Potato Salad) Recipe


Mock potato salad contains celery, onions, relish, hard-boiled eggs, and olives but uses saltine crackers instead of potatoes. It is surprising how much this tastes like the real thing.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 stay-fresh bags saltine crackers
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup sweet relish or sweet pickles, chopped
  • 1 cup dill relish or dill pickles, chopped
  • Salad Dressing (not mayonnaise)
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • Louisiana hot sauce, to taste
  • 1 cup and more pimento olives, chopped
  • 1 cup black olives, chopped
  • 1 cup green onions (optional)


Crumble crackers and mix with celery, onions, relish, salad dressing, hard-boiled eggs, hot sauce, olives, and green onions in a large bowl.

Add salad dressing to the desired consistency.

If you serve the next day, you might have to add more salad dressing because the crackers drink up all those tasty juices.

Yield: 12 or more servings

Recipe Source: Justin Wilson Gourmet and Gourmand Cookbook by Justin Wilson (Pelican Publishing)
Reprinted with permission.

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