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

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Our Fourth of July feast wouldn't be complete without this cool, old-fashioned potato salad. It's my grandma's treasured recipe. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + cooling Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + cooling Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds medium red potatoes
  • Water
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • SALAD:
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • Paprika

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a stockpot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain. When cool enough to handle, peel and slice potatoes; cool completely.
  2. For dressing, in the top of a double boiler or metal bowl over barely simmering water, heat water, butter and vinegar until butter is melted. In a small bowl, beat eggs; add sugar and cornstarch. Add to butter mixture; cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Stir Miracle Whip into cooled dressing mixture; fold in whipped cream. Stir in onion, green onions, salt and pepper. Add potatoes; toss lightly to combine. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled.
  4. To serve, top with hard-cooked eggs; sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 24 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Grandma's Potato Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p12

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

This is DELISH! Takes a while to make but its worth it!!

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

I get so annoyed with people who rate a recipe based on the ingredients alone. If the ingredients don't appeal to you...move on! There's millions of recipes to chose from. Why do you have to be rude to the person submitting a recipe that they like??

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

We all loved this creamy potato salad, the whipping cream was the difference!!

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

There is no earthly reason to put heavy whipping cream, corn starch and miracle whip into potato salad. Seriously-- GROSS!!!!

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Reviewed May. 29, 2013

Grandma never used any of these recipes... brown sugar! Whipping cream! Red wine vinegar!!! N ever!!

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