- 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes
- 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender; drain. Place in a large bowl; add eggs, celery and onions.
- In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over potato mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Reviews for Contest-Winning Old-Fashioned Potato Salad
"Found this recipe when I had a luncheon day after New Years and I was serving ham sandwiches leftover from baked ham. Delicious. Could have eaten it all myself. Didn't have sour cream on hand so used all mayonnaise. Came out fine. Nice combination of tart and sweet seasonings. Went very well with ham sandwiches."
"Simple and tasty. Very easy to make for a week night side dish."
"I have been searching for the taste I remember in potato salad. This is it. I used all mayo and no sour cream to make it as close to Mom's as I remembered. It was perfect."
"Had to add a few sliced radishes. Wonderful."
"Good, nice dressing but might be missing a little something, maybe a little more mustard next time,. This might not be the recipes fault as didnt acutally measure the mustard!"
"This is just how my grandmother used to make it, loved it. I changed a few things though--added 3 tablespoons of dill pickle relish, one more tablespoon of prepared mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard for my personal preference."
"Very good. I used purple onion instead of green since that's what I had on hand. I also added some garlic powder."
"Very good potato salad...thought it needed a little something more though. Maybe a bit more sugar, salt and/or pepper."
"Reviewers are right. This is fabulous potato salad. My husband is a potato salad connoisseur and he says this is the best he has ever tried. I used balsamic vinegar because we like the more pronounced sweet, tart, flavor. Once I used all mayonnaise without sour cream when I didn't have any on hand. However, we like it best when made with both of these as the recipe calls for. We like mustard flavor so I added a little extra to taste. Superb!!I've made this several times now. Have added diced dill pickles and deli mustard with whole seeds, a grated carrot and 1/4 diced red pepper for color. Also frequently add a couple of additional hard boiled eggs. This recipe easily lends itself to adjustments to suit your own tastes."
"My husband really loves mustard potato salad, and I searched and found this, not realizing that it only called for 1tsp of mustard. So we followed the recipe, adding a bit more salt and pepper as well as paprika, and then put maybe a half cup, 3/4 cup of mustard. Pretty good, but the cook time on the potatoes is way too long. Keep close on the potatoes while they're boiling.....keep them from getting mushy. I'll make this again."