This salad is an all time favorite at my house and I am often asked to bring it to gatherings. You can use either potatoes or pasta and it is about as simple as a recipe gets.
Boiled potatoes (six large) or cooked pasta
10 sweet gherkins
1/2 sweet, mild onion
4 hard boiled eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
3 heaping mixing spoons of good mayonaisse (I use Duke's or Hellman's)
I used potatoes this time and I prefer a waxy potato such as red bliss or yellow Yukons. Boil peeled or unpeeled 1 inch potato chunks in highly salted water until a knife point easily passes through them. Drain and rinse with cold water until they stop steaming.
Cut sweet gherkins into a large dice. Finely dice sweet onion. Eggs should be cut into large chunks. Mix these ingredients into the potatoes. Mix gently to avoid breaking up the potatoes.
Add several pinches of celery seed, salt and pepper. Mix, then add mayonnaise and again mix well. Taste to see if you need to adjust seasoning.
Enjoy! We had this with grilled hamburgers last night.