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Mom's Special Potato Salad

 Mom's Special Potato Salad
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
18 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling


  • 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


  • 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

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Mom's Special Potato Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • desired; stir until blended. Chill until serving. Yield: 18 servings
  • (3/4 cup each).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 318 calories, 22 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.