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Grandma’s Potato Salad

Our Fourth of July feast wouldn't be complete without this chilled old-fashioned potato salad. It's my grandma's treasured recipe. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + chilling
  • Makes
    24 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds medium red potatoes
  • Water
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • SALAD:
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • Paprika

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a stockpot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain. When cool enough to handle, peel and slice potatoes; cool completely.
  • For the dressing, in the top of a double boiler or metal bowl over barely simmering water, heat 1 cup water, butter and vinegar until butter is melted. In a small bowl, beat eggs; add sugar and cornstarch. Add to butter mixture; cook and stir until thickened, 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Stir Miracle Whip into cooled dressing mixture; fold in whipped cream. Stir in onion, green onions, salt and pepper. Add potatoes; toss lightly to combine. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled.
  • To serve, top with hard-boiled eggs; sprinkle with paprika.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 197 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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