I have enjoyed this recipe for years, and now so do my children. The secret to this recipe is the sweet pickles. You can also trade the mayo for salad dressing.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
1 hr 48 mins
total:
2 hrs 25 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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  • Place the potatoes in a large pan of water and boil over medium-low heat until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain the potatoes, and place in the refrigerator to cool.

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  • Place the eggs in a saucepan of cold water over medium heat, and bring to a full boil. Turn off the heat, cover the pan, and allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for about 15 minutes. Cool the eggs thoroughly under cold running water and shell them. Chop the cooled eggs and place them in a large salad bowl.

  • Stir the onion, sweet pickles, and mayonnaise into the eggs, and let the mixture chill in the refrigerator at least l/2 hour to blend the flavors. Mix in the chilled chopped potatoes, and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

788 calories; protein 14.8g 30% DV; carbohydrates 71.5g 23% DV; fat 50.5g 78% DV; cholesterol 253.4mg 85% DV; sodium 806.4mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
Almost identical to my mother's recipe. The only differences are using Kosher dill pickles and adding a small amount of mustard. Also, and this is very important, don't peel and chop your potatoes until AFTER they have been cooked and cooled. They will be much more firm and not be mushy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2013
This is a good basic recipe. I agree with margiekale, potato salad must have some celery and a bit of mustard. Also, my nephew, who is a professional chef, gave me another suggestion: add a bit of dill weed. It does wonders for your potato salad! Read More
(18)
124 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
Almost identical to my mother's recipe. The only differences are using Kosher dill pickles and adding a small amount of mustard. Also, and this is very important, don't peel and chop your potatoes until AFTER they have been cooked and cooled. They will be much more firm and not be mushy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2010
Very good and I'm not a big fan of potatoe salad. I did add a little musturd and sprinkled paprika on top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2009
I would almost say: this is Dutch potato salad at its simplest but......very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2011
Almost the exact recipe my Grandma taught my Mom over 50 years ago and then she passed it on to me. The only changes are use approx. 1/2 jar sweet pickles and a small amount of the pickle juice (to taste), add a little chopped celery and salt and pepper to taste. This is the only way my family really likes potato salad and this recipe will be passed on to my kids. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2009
Almost like mine except I use slaw dressing with my mayo and I add chopped celery to suit my hubby. I have to make my potato salad at every get together. Yummy good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
I hate potato salad but it is one of my husband's favorite summer foods. I was making this recipe as it is gluten free and dairy free (my kids are allergic) and got rave reviews. I ended up trying it and think it is the best potato salad I have ever had it was so good I had seconds and I HATE potato salad!!! My husband's only suggestion is that maybe sometime I put some olives or pimentos in it for a variation. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2011
This recipe is just like my mom's, except she adds crumbled bacon. It's absolutely fabulous with the bacon!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2010
Generally, I am a colossal failure at potato salad. I just can't seem to get the flavors right. This recipe, however was a winner!! Easy and it tastes great....and I'm not even a big fan of sweet pickles. Not sure if it made a difference or not, but I boiled potatoes and eggs yesterday and refrigerated them until I was ready to make the salad today. I also used mayo, not Hellman's. Now that I have a great base, I feel more confident to try other flavors, like dill pickles, etc. Very happy, thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
Great potato salad recipe. I added about a teaspoon of yellow mustard to half of the recipe. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2013
This is a good basic recipe. I agree with margiekale, potato salad must have some celery and a bit of mustard. Also, my nephew, who is a professional chef, gave me another suggestion: add a bit of dill weed. It does wonders for your potato salad! Read More
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