The owner of the Brown Derby restaurant, Robert Cobb invented this salad when a friend dropped in one night and asked if Robert had anything to eat. Mr. Cobb went to the refrigerator and used what was available to make the now famous deconstructed salad. You don't have to hold fast to this recipe, Mr. Cobb would be fine if you made any substitutions you'd like. - Jughandle
This is my Grandfather's recipe which was brought over from Germany by his parents in the late 1800's. Gran-daddy made this salad every time he visited. Note that the calories are pretty low for a potato salad. It doesn't have mayo in it.