5 lbs. Idaho potatoes
1 lb. bacon
Approximately 2 cups mayonnaise (We use Duke's!!!)
2-3 Tablespoons white vinegar
2-3 Tablespoons milk
salt and pepper, to taste
Scrub the potatoes. In large Dutch oven, cover potatoes with water and let your grown-up helper bring to a boil. Boil 15 - 20 minutes and turn off to cool. (My Granny does hers the night before, turns them off and lets them cool overnight, so they peel easily in the morning.) Peel potatoes and cube them with help from your grown-up helper. Place them in a large, roomy bowl for mixing.
Meanwhile, have your grown-up helper fry bacon until crisp. Crumble the cooked bacon. Save a small amount of the crumbled bacon to sprinkle on top.
In a smaller bowl mix mayonnaise, white vinegar, milk, most of the crumbled bacon, and salt and pepper, to taste. Pour mayonnaise mixture over the cubed potatoes and fold in gently. If the potato salad is too dry, fold in a little more thinned mayonnaise. If it looks too wet, it will absorb some of the mayonnaise mixture while sitting.
Sprinkle on some paprika and the remaining bacon crumbles. Enjoy!