This is a traditional and easy to make potato salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and chop.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, sugar, onion, mustard, vinegar, celery, pimentos, carrot, parsley, pepper and salt. Mix well, chill and serve.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 23.9g; fat 22g; cholesterol 10.4mg; sodium 199.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2008
Fantastic dressing that I have made many times now. I never used vinegar or sugar before but it really gives blah old potato salad some zing. I used to throw out potato salad after a few days but I never have any leftover now. I never add the carrot or pimento or parsley and only add the celery when I have it. I have though, taken to mixing this dressing in a small bowl beforehand. I have always had a bit of a time, either making my potato cubes too hard, undercooked, or too mushy and they mash up too much when trying to blend in the dressing ingredients. Pre-mixing the dressing in the bowl, I can cook my potato cubes fairly soft and then gently fold in the pre-made dressing only to toss the onions, celery and potato cubes and eggs togehther and just coat with the dressing. A perfect chunky potato salad! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2010
The dressing or sauce as some reviewers referred to is what makes the difference in this potato salad. I have been making a similar one for years (just the way my grandmother and her daughters made it). My potato salad has always received rave reviews, always requested by my children for special dinners or if I just have not make it in a while. Our preference is to add boiled eggs and more onions, celery, chopped pickles and pimento, otherwise it is just potatoes with seasonings. I also did not see what just a little amount of carrots would add to the flavor. If you like celery, also add some celery seeds to the dressing before adding to the polatoes. If you will sprinkle the vinegar on the hot potatoes, they will absorb more flavor and defiitely add the mixed dressing to the hot potatoes so they will absord the flavors, then chill. Good basic recipe, just adjust to your own liking and enjoy. Note: After reading the original receipe over several times, because I just could not understand the no eggs and the small amounts of the other vegetables, it clicked, these were just supposed to be flavorings for the sauce or dressing and as other reviewers indicated, they added eggs and more vegetables, otherwise it is just sauce on potatoes, but very good sauce and it just makes sense to cut the potatoes into serving size pieces prior to cooking. Read More
(46)
373 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 273
  • 4 star values: 75
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2008
Fantastic dressing that I have made many times now. I never used vinegar or sugar before but it really gives blah old potato salad some zing. I used to throw out potato salad after a few days but I never have any leftover now. I never add the carrot or pimento or parsley and only add the celery when I have it. I have though, taken to mixing this dressing in a small bowl beforehand. I have always had a bit of a time, either making my potato cubes too hard, undercooked, or too mushy and they mash up too much when trying to blend in the dressing ingredients. Pre-mixing the dressing in the bowl, I can cook my potato cubes fairly soft and then gently fold in the pre-made dressing only to toss the onions, celery and potato cubes and eggs togehther and just coat with the dressing. A perfect chunky potato salad! Read More
(253)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2003
I have been making potato salad for 20 years and never had anyone rave over mine before -- this recipe is a keeper. I made for 125 for a wedding reception and a company picnic and it was gobbled up -- I used lowfat mayo and it still tasted great. Read More
(166)
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2004
This is wonderful potato salad. The dressing is creamy and flavorful. Most people won't have to change a thing. For my family's personal preference I used 5 hard boiled eggs, mashing up the yolks into the mayo mixture, for a eggy tasting dressing. I also added another teaspoon of grey poupon mustard, left out carrots. Thanks so much for a great potato salad, Mary Ann. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2010
The dressing or sauce as some reviewers referred to is what makes the difference in this potato salad. I have been making a similar one for years (just the way my grandmother and her daughters made it). My potato salad has always received rave reviews, always requested by my children for special dinners or if I just have not make it in a while. Our preference is to add boiled eggs and more onions, celery, chopped pickles and pimento, otherwise it is just potatoes with seasonings. I also did not see what just a little amount of carrots would add to the flavor. If you like celery, also add some celery seeds to the dressing before adding to the polatoes. If you will sprinkle the vinegar on the hot potatoes, they will absorb more flavor and defiitely add the mixed dressing to the hot potatoes so they will absord the flavors, then chill. Good basic recipe, just adjust to your own liking and enjoy. Note: After reading the original receipe over several times, because I just could not understand the no eggs and the small amounts of the other vegetables, it clicked, these were just supposed to be flavorings for the sauce or dressing and as other reviewers indicated, they added eggs and more vegetables, otherwise it is just sauce on potatoes, but very good sauce and it just makes sense to cut the potatoes into serving size pieces prior to cooking. Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2003
Be careful not to use to large of potatoes or they will not be done. Cut them in half. Boiling time needed to be a bit longer about 45 minutes. Good taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
Excellent potato salad my family loved it it is easy and tasty. I used miracle whip as mayonnaise and it turned out great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2004
Great potato salad. Made a few changes...No onions (I hate them) no pimento (didn't have any) no carrot (didn't have any) and celery seed instead of celery (I am not fond of the crunchy texture in a potato salad). I know it sounds bland but it was still GREAT! There were no left overs! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2005
this recipe is sooo good I wouldnt change a thing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2003
This is really really good! I chopped up a hard-bioled egg in the salad as well and used a couple of tablespoons of fresh parsley. Will definitely make it again. Read More
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