Celery Seed Potato Salad Recipe
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Celery Seed Potato Salad Recipe

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From Branchville, New Jersey, field editor Grace Yaskovic shares this fresh-tasting potato salad seasoned with onion and celery seed. The mayonnaise dressing gets its sweetness from sugar and whipping cream, and its tang from mustard and sugar.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 6 medium red potatoes
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter


  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until tender. drain. When cool enough to handle, peel and cube potatoes. Place in a large bowl. Add the hard-boiled eggs, celery, onion, salt and celery seed; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and mustard. Stir in cream, beaten egg and vinegar until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture coats the back of a metal spoon. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat; let stand for 20 minutes. Whisk in mayonnaise and butter until smooth. Cool slightly. Pour over potato mixture; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Celery Seed Potato Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p13

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 220840
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"This has a very complex taste and we love it! You first get the tang of the vinegar and then the sweetness of the cream and sugar come through. This is amazing! Please do not alter this recipe before you try it. You will be pleasantly surprised."

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