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Grandma’s Potato Salad


  • 6 pounds medium red potatoes
  • Water
  • 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


  • 1. Place potatoes in a stockpot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain. When cool enough to handle, peel and slice potatoes; cool completely.
  • 2. For the dressing, in the top of a double boiler or metal bowl over barely simmering water, heat 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 for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.


Average Rating:
  • hkarow9713
    Apr 22, 2017

    This is a must have at all family gatherings! Very creamy! I used mayo instead of miracle whip & it was amazing. Everyone came back for seconds.

  • Bristoltn63
    Apr 11, 2016

    Delicious potato salad

  • Scooterrocks
    Apr 10, 2016

    This is the recipe my Grandma used for years. Brings back great memories. Yummy??

  • kirkloriwilli
    Oct 13, 2015

    Humm, this is the most unique and interesting potaoe salad recipe ive ever seen. I'm definitely interested in trying this ! Thanks for sharing.

  • wendyfaye
    Jul 12, 2015

    I made more potatoes and whipped two cartons of whipped cream with additional miracle whip and it was a success with people taking seconds and thirds, food home, and asking for recipe. What could be better than that!!!!!!!

  • Dilli
    Jun 17, 2015

    I'll stick to my Hellman's Mayo recipe. Too much work without good results.

  • loraannmerritt
    Jul 4, 2014

    This is DELISH! Takes a while to make but its worth it!!

  • NDachshund2
    Jul 29, 2013

    We all loved this creamy potato salad, the whipping cream was the difference!!

  • Pamlico
    May 29, 2013

    I didn't actually try this recipe. My sister did, and she isn't a very good cook, so she didn't know the difference. The ingredients alone should give you a clue. It was awful! This is absolutely NOT grandma's potato salad.

  • omahataxidriver
    May 10, 2013

    Very Sweet and bland...not worth all the trouble of cooking the dressing, cooling it down, whipping the cream.. needed mustard or celery.

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