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Grandma's Favorite Potato Salad Recipe
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Grandma's Favorite Potato Salad Recipe

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I've never found a better potato salad recipe than this one handed down from my grandma. Like many grandmothers, mine cooked with a dash of this and a dash of that, so I estimated the measurements on this recipe. Feel free to change them according to taste, just like Grandma did! -Susan Plocher, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 to 7 medium red potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 to 3 dill pickle spears, chopped
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash onion salt
  • Dash garlic powder
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, coarsely chopped

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 297 calories, 23 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 477 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until tender; drain and cool slightly. Slice potatoes into a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, yogurt, onions, pickles, mustard, horseradish, garlic and seasonings. Pour over potatoes and toss to coat. Gently stir in eggs. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grandma's Potato Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p29

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Reviewed May. 8, 2016

"This was delicious! I cut it in half and it came out beautifully. I cut up the red potatoes, put them in a pot with cold water, brought it to a boil, then lowered temperature to a simmer for about 5 minutes. I used regular onion instead of green (personal preference). Also, I had to estimate on how many pickles to use, since I had baby dill and not spears. I think I didn't use enough (my fault). My husband and I also found that it tasted great with a little shredded cheddar on top! This is an all-around great potato salad that I know I will keep coming back to."

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"Wow! I've tasted a lot of potato salads in my life, but this is my first time making one. The dressing has a fantastic taste & all the flavors meld together perfectly. I left out the yogurt & celery seed as I didn't have those on hand. But I did add in a stalk of finely chopped celery. It takes time & effort to make it, but it's worth it!"

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"This was wonderful. I made it for Father's Day and everyone loved it. I added a few more dill pickles than the recipe called for. It is a keeper!!"

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Best potato salad I've ever had! Full of flavor! I made this for a July 4th party and it has now become my must have for BBQs!"

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"This is a very flavorful recipe. At first it seemed salty; but after I added the eggs and let it refridgerate for a couple hours, it was perfect! It got rave reviews from all who ate it at the BBQ. Highly recommend. Better than my old recipe by far."

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