Mom's Special Potato Salad Recipe

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Mom's Special Potato Salad Recipe
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Mom's Special Potato Salad Recipe

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4.5 11 12
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A rich and creamy homemade dressing is the perfect base for the potatoes, celery and onion...and any other ingredients you might want to add to this traditional salad. It's always a hit. —Danielle Brandt, Ruthton, Minnesota
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • DRESSING:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Dash salt
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • SALAD:
  • 6 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 10 large)
  • 5 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • Pepper to taste, optional

Directions

In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, constantly whisk the eggs, sugar, vinegar, cream, butter, mustard and salt until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature. Fold in mayonnaise. Chill until preparing salad.
For salad, place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, celery and onion. Add dressing and pepper if desired; stir until blended. Chill until serving. Yield: 18 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Mom's Special Potato Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p65

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 318 calories, 22g fat (4g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

  • DRESSING:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Dash salt
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • SALAD:
  • 6 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 10 large)
  • 5 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • Pepper to taste, optional
  1. In a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water, constantly whisk the eggs, sugar, vinegar, cream, butter, mustard and salt until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature. Fold in mayonnaise. Chill until preparing salad.
  2. For salad, place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, celery and onion. Add dressing and pepper if desired; stir until blended. Chill until serving. Yield: 18 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Mom's Special Potato Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p65

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 259990
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2017

"I really enjoyed this different take on potato salad. The dressing was definitely more time consuming than most but it was nice to try something new."

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sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 162840
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"This recipe reminds me of my grandma's. It was a bit sweet, so next time I would halve the sugar. I did add hard boiled eggs and used prepared mustard instead of ground. Over all a good old fashioned potato salad recipe."

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christycincy User ID: 6445428 102015
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"This took a little more time to make than my usual potato salad since you "cooked" the dressing, but the flavor was so good. Love it!"

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Lindalu50 User ID: 6391783 148550
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"My favorite potato salad ever and so easy to make."

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mjjc User ID: 621738 94640
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"I made this recipe Sunday & it was an extreme hit. It's not difficult, I did add hard boiled eggs. It's very good, different than any potato salad I have ever tried. Very creamy!! A must try!!!"

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Meroe User ID: 369687 67289
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"This is the best potato salad I have ever had in my 79 years! Love, it."

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Meroe User ID: 369687 168616
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"This is the best potato salad I have ever had in my 79 years! Love, it."

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tigress9 User ID: 120477 148365
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"similar to my mothers recipe--very good"

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 148547
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"We loved this! A little on the sweet side and this recipe also makes a lot, but it will go fast. It was pretty easy to make."

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ssnzimmermann User ID: 1254005 148209
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"Very Good! Good flavor."

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