Mama's Potato Salad Recipe
- 3 to 3-1/2 pounds potatoes (about 10 medium)
- 6 hard-cooked eggs
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 3 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Additional hard-cooked eggs, sliced
- 1. In a large kettle, cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and cool. Peel potatoes; cut into chunks. Separate egg yolks from whites. Set yolks aside. Chop whites and add to potatoes with onion.
- 2. In a small bowl, mash yolks. Stir in mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes; toss well. Adjust seasonings if necessary. Spoon into a serving bowl. Garnish with egg slices and paprika. Chill until serving. Yield: 12 servings.
1 serving (1 cup) equals 231 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 113 mg cholesterol, 323 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Reviews for Mama's Potato Salad
"Is this a universal recipe? My mother and grandmother made it this way. Occasionally would add some chopped green or red pepper."
"Just like my family has made for as long as I can remember"
"I made this potatoe salad today and it was great! Everyone loved it. Thanks"
"Very good but l just couldn't put all that sugar in. I made 11/2 times the recipe with 2 times the dressing. I put in some chopped chives for colour. I put in 1 tbsp of sugar. Janet. FE"
"This was how my Gram made hers - and in 33 years I have yet to find one that compares. Thank you for posting this!"
"it was a hit with my family."
"The evaporated milk is an unusual addition, but I'll give it a go. You could also make it with plain yogurt instead of milk or salad cream instead of mayo and the other ingredients."
"I wasn't crazy about the consistency. The flavor was good but I made this early afternoon, and when it was time to eat it, the mayo sauce had turned a LOT thinner than it was when I first made it. I was embarrassed; even though it wasn't tasting bad, the thin sauce was not how I had expected it to be. I will not make it again."
"Very yummy salad! I did think the sauce needed more salt, and I added some dill. And letting it sit really helped the flavours blend - this technique of adding mashed egg yolks to the dressing is really good and different."
"This potato salad was absolutely delicious; I will definitely make it again. Follow the recipe, and you will have a wonderful side dish. Only one thing I would do differently: let the salad sit and cool overnight, to infuse the potatoes with flavor as well as absorb the extra juice."
"This is a great classic potato salad recipe. Even better the second day. I left out the evaporated milk because I didn't have any and added a tbs of sweet relish."
"My husband and I loved it. I left out the evaporated milk because we didn't have any, and used red potatoes. Yum yum yum."
"This potato salad was just ok, which surprised me after reading all of the great reviews. It seemed to be missing something. I have several other recipes that I prefer over this one."
"I just finished making this, took my first taste. It was AWESOME! Will make again and again."
"This is the potato salad recipe I've been looking for! It's delicious!"
"Made it for my boyfriend, roommates and friends for a birthday dinner: WHAT A HIT! As someone who doesn't normally like potatoes or any creamy salad recipe, I loved it."
"This is the way my mom always made it. Love it!"
"Very good. Will make it again. My husband is very picky when it comes to potato salad. He really liked this one. I did add a little more mayo and mustard than what the recipe called for."
"My mom passed away without writing down the recipe and this is as close to what she made as I have ever found. I take it everywhere I go and it is always devoured!"
"Best potato salad ever - just like my husband's mama makes. Now that's saying something!"
"This recipe is fantastic!! Made it just the way it was written and I wouldn't change a thing!!"
"This is how our family makes potato salad........we don't use the evaporated milk, however. We also add some celery seed and chopped celery."
"Oh my goodness, I love this recipe! It's better then my mothers tator salad, but don't tell her I said that :)"
"sounds like the way my mom made it also.simple is the best way. if its not broken lol"
"Sounds like mine, except no evaporated milk, and add a little celery seed."