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Amish Potato Salad

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"This is like the potato salad I grew up with in Pennsylvania Dutch country. This has a sweet and sour dressing and is distinctively yellow."
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50 m servings 497
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain, and set aside to cool.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, whisk together 2 eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan. Stir in the vinegar, milk, and mustard. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the butter. Refrigerate until cool, then stir in the mayonnaise.
  3. Peel the potatoes if desired, and cut into medium dice. Place in a large bowl, and toss with the onion, celery, carrots, celery seed and hard-cooked eggs. Gently fold in the dressing. Refrigerate until serving. I personally like this to sit for at least a day before serving to let the flavors blend, but you may serve it as soon as it is chilled.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 497 calories; 30.5 49 8.6 163 425 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Made it for the 1st time last night and we all loved it. Very creamy. Next time I won't add as much sugar, but will keep everything else the same.

Most helpful critical review

This turned out tasty but too runny.

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Made it for the 1st time last night and we all loved it. Very creamy. Next time I won't add as much sugar, but will keep everything else the same.

Everytime I make this potato salad everyone wants the recipe. I use a little more onion, no carrots, and celery only if I have it. I also add a little extra celery seed to the dressing. I top...

Wonderful! I also omitted the carrots (our least favourite veggie)as well as the butter. I also reduced the sugar to a scant 1/2 cup and added 1 tablespoon of celery seed to the dressing. I incr...

I've made this recipe several times now, and I like the sweet flavor of it, though sometimes I decrease the sugar a bit. I don't like celery so I substitute about a teaspoon of celery salt, and ...

Tastes just like I remember my Great Grandmother's potato salad tasting. Sogood! Definitely a keeper.

This was so good even though I didn't add the carrots and I had only celery seasoning instead of celery seeds it still turned a real keeper..:}

Thanks for a delicious recipe. I've made a different cooked dressing for years and this one is much creamier. I added salt & celery seed to my own taste since an amount wasn't listed. I also ...

I've used the same potato salad recipe for years and decided to try yours.I think it's delicious and sure hubby will like it too.Thanks for the recipe.

This turned out tasty but too runny.