Our country's birthday on the Fourth of July is traditionally celebrated with parades, American flags waving in the breeze, fireworks exploding in summery skies, and picnics under cool shade trees. Of course, the picnic has almost always included potato salad, often this creamy old-time version.

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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 the potatoes and let cook until tender. While the potatoes cook, in a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Drain the potatoes, stir them into the vinegar mixture and let them marinate for 30 minutes to absorb the flavors.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream and heavy cream. Fold this creamy mixture into the potato mixture along with the onions and hard-cooked eggs. Cover and chill before serving if you wish. (This salad keeps for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.)

Nutrition Facts

325 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 34.7g 11% DV; fat 18.5g 28% DV; cholesterol 89.2mg 30% DV; sodium 588.7mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2007
fantastic potato salad ... I was worried when some people said the cider vinegar was too much ... but I found it to be perfect ... didn't add eggs ... put 2 chopped ribs of celery and a chopped bunch of green onions in ... added 1/3 cup diced cilantro and 6 slices of crumbled bacon ... this is a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/30/2003
Awful. Just awful. Not one person liked this potato salad. Read More
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72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 1 stars
10/30/2003
Awful. Just awful. Not one person liked this potato salad. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/04/2003
This recipe was a bomb until it was "doctored" up a bit. It needs some zest such as using Miracle Whip & Mayo combined for flavor which is was lacking. Thank goodness potato's are cheap. I also added more salt pepper & some pimento as well as celery. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2007
fantastic potato salad ... I was worried when some people said the cider vinegar was too much ... but I found it to be perfect ... didn't add eggs ... put 2 chopped ribs of celery and a chopped bunch of green onions in ... added 1/3 cup diced cilantro and 6 slices of crumbled bacon ... this is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2005
If you like tangy potato salad this one is for you. This is a classic potato salad. Be sure to add a little diced dill pickle for extra crunch and taste. Sprinkle paprika on top too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2010
I've tried making potato salad before but nothing great. This was absolutely fantastic. I used a tablespoon of Nathan's mustard instead of dry as I didn't have dry on hand. The ultimate compliment was from my Jewish Mother in Law who said it was the best she'd ever tasted and reminded her of what she'd had growing up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2005
Reduce the vinegar or pucker up! I would reduce by half maybe less than that.. my whole family complimented the recipe but said way too much vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2008
I absolutely love this recipe. I purposly make more than I think I need for a party so I will have leftovers. It is a creamy true potato salad without having a bunch of nonsense ingredients mixed in and skewing the flavor and texture. Gets compliments every time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2004
Excellent! Tastes just like a deviled egg potato salad. Make sure you let it chill overnight for best results. Made this all last summer and we never tired of it....great recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2011
I myself prefer tangy potato salads to sweet ones. Sounds a lot like one I make except I use deli mustard and add lots of dill pickles. I never add sugar or miracle whip which in my opinion is just nasty anyway. Read More
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