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Poor Man's Potato Salad Recipe

Poor Man's Potato Salad Recipe

As a young college student, I was usually pretty broke...but that didn't stop me from eating well! My dear grandmother taught me this simple recipe because it was easy to prepare and the ingredients didn't cost much. These days my budget doesn't have to stretch quite so far, but I still keep the recipe in my files. Poor Man's Potato Salad serves two nicely, and complements many meals.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole potatoes, drained and cubed
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a medium bowl, combine potatoes and egg; set aside. In another bowl, combine mayonnaise, onion, mustard, parsley, salt and pepper; stir into potato mixture. Chill. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 297 calories, 20 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 114 mg cholesterol, 1,290 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Poor Man's Potato Salad

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"This is great! My husband asks for it often."

Reviewed Jul. 28, 2010

"This recipe is a lifesaver! It's especially convenient if you are out camping a long way from town and don't have any fresh potatoes at hand. Family and friends have liked it so much, they asked how to make it."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2008

"This recipe is great! So easy and good...I'm going to try making it with real potatoes when I get a chance. Thanks!!!"

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