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Patio Potato Salad Recipe

Patio Potato Salad Recipe

A sweet and creamy cooked dressing lends old-fashioned goodness to this side dish that goes well with any entree. Since the flavors need time to blend, this is a nice make-ahead salad for family barbecues, potlucks and picnice. -Romaine Wetzel, Ronks, Pennsylvnia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 7 medium red potatoes, cubed and cooked
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • Lettuce leaves and paprika, optional


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, mustard, salt and celery seed. Stir in the milk, vinegar and beaten egg until smooth. Add butter. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Cool. Stir in onion and mayonnaise.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine potatoes and hard-boiled eggs. Add dressing and toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. If desired, serve in a lettuce-lined bowl and sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 208 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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s_pants User ID: 174050 226433
Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"My favorite potato salad! I would like to try it with substituting with balsamic vinegar as suggested by a previous reviewer."

lhtm1964 User ID: 5710828 52457
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"I make this all summer long. Forgot the butter once and it was still awesome."

DebHoldridge User ID: 1626366 27666
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2012

"I make this all the time. Everyone who tastes it, expecting the usual potato salad, pauses and says something like, "Ohhhh this is really good potato salad!" I've made it exactly as written and I've subbed balsamic vinegar for the regular vinegar. Always a good result. easy and DELICIOUS!!!"

motherof4angels User ID: 3343281 27665
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"I just made this potato salad for a party. I have been looking for a great potato salad for a long time. This recipe is now my favorite! It is a little on the sweet side. I may add less sugar next time. I added the pepper, fresh dill weed and celery. It was even better the day after I made it. This is the best potato salad!!"

gayleanna User ID: 3197466 41049
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"Great recipe I usually add 1/4 cup chopped celery, 1/2 teaspoon dill weed, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. You don't have to add these things to have a great salad though. I always get rave reviews for this recipe."

Mellerfly User ID: 1555291 26937
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"This is the only recipe I use now for potato salad. I always get compliments and people who don't usually like potato salad like this."

elisa User ID: 1925350 52456
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2008

"My whole family loves this recipe and it gets request! The sweet taste is unexpected from the consumer and most will grab seconds. Thanks for this recipe!"

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