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Contest-Winning Grandma's Potato Salad Recipe

Contest-Winning Grandma's Potato Salad Recipe

Many people have told me this is the best potato salad they have ever tasted! This recipe really represents the Midwest to me, because when our summers begin, no outdoor get-together is complete unless it includes potato salad.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling YIELD:32 servings


  • 10 pounds salad potatoes, cooked, peeled and cubed
  • 12 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 5 radishes, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Paprika
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, radishes, onion, green pepper, salt and pepper. In another large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugars, vanilla and mustard. Stir in milk. Pour over potato mixture; gently toss to coat. Chill overnight.
  • 2. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Yield: 6 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 425 calories, 35g fat (5g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"this is really quick and easy, very good too."

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