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My Grandma's Anise Potato Salad

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"This is the basic recipe my gram used to use to make her potato salad. It sounds odd, but the anise is really good in this dish."
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50 m servings 380
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and run under cold water to cool. Drain well.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the potatoes, celery, onion, mayonnaise, and anise seed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until cold. Garnish with sliced hard-cooked eggs, and dust with paprika, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 380 calories; 16.7 50.3 9.7 134 457 Full nutrition

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The licorice flavor of the anise is different and good in this recipe. I leave skins on potatoes when making potato salad. I will be making this again, and maybe increasing the anise seed to 1 ...

I love anything anise! Thanks for the recipe Domenica. I buy so many cookbooks and have so many appliances but I always go right back to my gramma's recipes.....a pinch, a handful, a bunch of....

Very nice flavor! My boyfriend liked it alot!

Its really good, I thought by adding thinly sliced fennel root to accent anise seed flavor would be good , it was! Thanks for the recipe, its a nice change from reg. (My mom's) they're both g...