World's Best Potato Salad
This is the creamiest, richest potato salad you will ever try. The secret is in the homemade dressing. I get nothing but raves every time I make this.
This is the creamiest, richest potato salad you will ever try. The secret is in the homemade dressing. I get nothing but raves every time I make this.
This is fabulous! I would second some of the changes that have been recommended (I replaced the onion with 3 green onion bunches, doubled the cornstarch, reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup, and added 1 tsp of celery seed with the mayo and 5 slices of bacon with the celery. And I used half apple cider vinegar, half white vinegar. It's really rich and delicious! I love it. My only original tips would be: (1) don't freak out if the dressing smells really weird while you're cooking it, that's normal and (2) if it's your first time and you're nervous about cooking the potatoes just right, make more than 6 and then while you're dicing them, choose the six with the best consistency and save the rest for mashing or something later. Thanks for the great recipe!Read More
This is fabulous! I would second some of the changes that have been recommended (I replaced the onion with 3 green onion bunches, doubled the cornstarch, reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup, and added 1 tsp of celery seed with the mayo and 5 slices of bacon with the celery. And I used half apple cider vinegar, half white vinegar. It's really rich and delicious! I love it. My only original tips would be: (1) don't freak out if the dressing smells really weird while you're cooking it, that's normal and (2) if it's your first time and you're nervous about cooking the potatoes just right, make more than 6 and then while you're dicing them, choose the six with the best consistency and save the rest for mashing or something later. Thanks for the great recipe!
5 stars with my changes--see notes.
YUCK! What a waste of time cooking this.
After trying this recipe I've kept making it. Everytime I take it somewhere I get comments about how good it is. The dressing thickens up nicely once it's been cooled and then refrigerated. I like to make it the night before I take it somewhere.
Well, Kaye... here's another rave review for you. My husband went ga-ga over this, and I truly enjoyed it as well. Of course I made my changes... I used 9 potatoes, had to go with 3 bunches scallions (hubs won't eat raw onion), added 5 diced sweet gherkins, 1 tsp. celery seed, pepper, garlic powder and dry mustard mixed into the dressing mix. I did not use the prepared mustard. Additionally, as others have already said, you really do need to double the cornstarch. I would not hesitate to serve this at a get together, and thanks for the recipe. Actually, my rating is 41/2 stars.
i have only tried to make potato salad 1 other time....and i have tasted few but i will tell you what this is the world's best and they mean it....kaye thank u so much for sharing....this is absolutely worth every minute
This is my first time using sugar in potato salad. It wasn't bad, just not real good. The dressing came out runny after boiling for the ten minutes. This probably my fault. If you like a sweet dressing, try this.
Hubby gave it 4.5, i would have given it 1. Very very rich and sweet. Got better the next day. i'll make this again for him.
WOW !!! This was great, made for Memorial Day weekend cookout was a huge hit. Made only a few tweeks used less sugar, less onion but added a few green onions everything else was exactly as called for. The only complaint I got was why did I not make more.
This truly is the world's best potato salad!! It is so good, I got up about midnight cuz I couldn't sleep and just had to have some!! I did use 2 tsp. cornstarch as other reviewers suggested and was good but next time I will try 3 tsp. I might add 1-2 more potatoes the next time. This is now my favorite potato salad that I will make over and over. It has the perfect balance of sweet and sour! IT IS NOT TOO SWEET, and I always am the first to cut back on sugar!
Excellent! I tried this and hoped it would be good. I had reve reviews. I will make this again. PS I used regular 1% milk because that was all I had. Still great
All I can say is...WOW! My husband always says he never tasted a potato salad as good as the one at this restaurant we used to go to when we lived in Miami Beach, so I decided to try as many potato salad recipes as it would take to find one that compared to that one. I did some online research and found this recipe. After reading all the reviews, I decided this will be my first try. Well, I'm not going to be trying any other recipes. Not only did my husband like it just as much as the one at the restaurant, but he said it's BETTER! He said he will never eat any other potato salad other than this one anymore! He even wants to call that restaurant and give them this recipe=). I did use some of the modifications others had suggested. I used 1/3 c. of sugar and I used 1 bunch of green onions instead of white ones. I also used rich's whip instead of the evaporated milk because my husband is lactose intolerant. Anyway, I signed up with all recipes just so I could review this recipe. My husband gives it an A+++++ and therefore I do too!!! Thank you Kaye Lynn!!!
I have made this twice and it was a hit both times. I read the other reviews and reduce the sugar to a couple of tablespoons because I like tangy potato salad, but you can adjust it to your own taste. Also I thought it looked kind of plain so I added 1/2 each of green, red, and yellow or orange bell peppers. I chopped them finely and save a small amount back (about 1.5 tablespoons) to sprinkle over the top for garnish with the hard boiled egg slices and it looked and tasted great. This is now my first and in almost all cases only (with the changes) potato salad recipe. Thanks KL for sharing.
This is another of my "standard" potato salad recipes. It's always a hard choice between whether I should make this one or the "Summer Potato Salad" recipe. As with the "Summer Potato Salad" recipe, I sometimes add bacon to this one also. I can't seem to stay away from bacon! My recommendation is to NOT decide between this one and the "Summer Potato Salad" recipe -- make them BOTH -- they are that GOOD!
I was looking for a really WOW potato salad and with all the rave reviews, I thought this might be it - it wasn't. After all the work of making the dressing, I didn't care for it - no depth, too sweet (and I even cut down on the sugar as suggested by others). Guess I'll keep on looking. Don't get me wrong, this wasn't awful, just not awesome. So I rated it as average - 3 stars. Won't waste my time with this one again.
I've been cooking for 40 years and this is by far the WORST potato salad that I have ever made or tasted, not to mention the biggest waste of time. I have no idea why it's getting such high ratings. I served it for dinner today, to a group of 6 people, and no one liked it.
I made the recipe and the potato salad was very soupy. Unfortunately, I followed the recipe exactly but didn't scroll all the way to the bottom to read that the person who put this recipe on this site added a review later that said you would probably want to increase the corn starch.
I wish I could give this more the 5 stars..Because it is Exactly what I was searching for!! Thank you so much :) (ps it was a total hit at mt BBQ today) I did make some Minor Changes though: 1. I used 12 sm-med potatoes which I peeled and cubed AND THEN bolied for about 10-15 mins 2. I Used 3 Green onions (instead of White), about a tsp of celery seed (instead of celery) and 4 diced boiled eggs. 3. I mixed and mashed it all with my potatoes (along with the salt): being careful not to completely mash the potatoes but leaving some chunky texture. FOR THE DRESSING: 1. Like other i used TWO tsp of Cornstarch. 2. I only used 1/3 Cup of Sugar 3. I used 1 TBS of yellow mustard. 4. I did not have evaporated Milk so i used roughly 1 & 1/4 cup of 1% milk. 3.other then that... I follow the recipe exactly(I did not Increase or double the ingredients even though i used more potatoes) AND it turn out PERFECT for the amount i had. I will be putting this recipe in my favorites pile :))) Thanks again for a Wonderful, Flavorful Recipe!!
I have been making potato salad for 20 years....this is by far the best I have ever made. I had unexpected company & family and made this recipe last minute and everyone loved it. Even the kids!!! This is now a definite "hand-me-down" recipe that we will make for a long, long time...Superb!!!!
Not bad, but not the best. I doubled everything and had enough dressing for at least 4 batches. I recommend if you want to double it, only double the potatoes, celery, etc... (not the dressing).
This dressing is horrible! I'm glad that I tried it before combining with other ingredients. What a waste of time and money. I like all types of potato salad. This is just bad.
This was a WONDERFUL recipe!! I almost couldn't stop tasting it. I did although decrease the sugar to 1/3 cup. And also used 1/4 cup green onions in place of the yellow (not a big fan of raw onions, but the green onions made it perfect and not to strong). I was left with about 1/4 cup or a little more of the mixture that I decided not to mix in. This was probably because I should have used slightly larger potatoes. I'll remember this for next time. I did add a little pepper to taste and topped it off with a sprinkle of paprika on the top. It gave it a wonder final touch! This is going to be a perfect salad for Easter! Can't wait for my mom to try it....;)
Very flavorful. Definately is too sweet with the full half cup of sugar! I tried it as written for the first time, and wished I'de followed other's advice to cut back on the sugar. I added more potatoes, which helped...the flavor however, was excellent went paired with the spicy rib sauce we used with our rib dinner. A hit overall.
This was great! Because of health issues, I didn't add the sugar, but in it's place added a dropper full of liquid stevia, and I only used about 1/4 of the recommended mayonnaise (and the light mayo). I also didn't add the butter. The recipe turned out perfect and was a lighter version. I added one red pepper diced. I brought it on the boat, and all the guests loved it!! Will keep this recipe.
I was throwing a party for my son's 5th birthday and I detest potato salad, however it is my hubby favorite. I came across this recipe and decided to "pre-test" the recipe before serving it at the party. Instantly it was a hit. My hubby & kids loved it-and to my suprise so did I. Well I made it at the party and I am so glad I had left overs from the "pre-test" It was gone before I was even able to blink. Rave reviews! I changed nothing about the recipe. This is so good and rich! I already have requests to make it again. This is definatly a keeper. Thanks
This is indeed WORLD'S BEST POTATO SALAD! I made this last week and you know what, both my husband and I enjoyed this wonderful dish as breakfast and dinner for 2 days! It is even better-tasting on the 2nd day... UPDATES: -------- Made this salad again last nite, substituted with 1/2 cup of non-fat yoghurt and 1/2 cup of regular mayo, beaten an egg instead of two for lower calories, the sauce turned out just as delicious without any compromise! LOVE IT, LOVE IT AND LOVE IT!
This is AMAZING!!! First time I've ever tried to make potato salad & I was a little freaked out.. I was so thankful for all of the amazingly helpful reviews like "don't worry about the smell when its cooking, its normal.." Thx a million for this wonderful recipe we LOVED IT! Oh, and this is a 'sweet' potato salad so, if that's not your style look elsewhere : ) I also only used half of the dressing & let it rest over night then added a little more before serving but, I still didn't use all of it. So you may want to adjust according to your taste.
The first taste of this potato salad and I thought, oh no, who is ever going to eat this, its so sweet.... But, thank goodness, I always make my potato salads a day ahead to give the flavors a chance to marry, which is what saved this one. It was still to sweet for me even the day after, but the hubby, who has a sweet tooth, loved it, so 4 stars it is! Thank you Kaye Lynn for the submission.
I was disappointed in this recipe. I made it according to the original recipe with suggestions of doubling the cornstarch, reducing the sugar to 1/3c and adding in celery seed. I thought this was still way too sugary and had to scrap it. I was not proud to serve this at our 4th of July cookout. I made it again without beating the egg and the sugar into a saucepan and it came out fine. Leave the sugar out of this and you got a great-tasting Potato Salad.
An excellent base recipe but excessively rich, with a few minor changes this is pure potato-salad perfection. If you found the base recipe too rich, try this: First, use 3 hard boiled eggs instead of 6. In the home made dressing substitute 1 egg instead of 2. Double cornstarch amount to 2 tsp. Double evap milk to 10 or even 12-14oz. Drop vinegar to 1/4 cup. Use the full 1/4 cup of butter (I use Shedd's Spread Original) but drop Mayo down to 1/2 cup. Prepare the dressing using the same method, but add an extra 3-4 min under low heat at the end for thickening (will still be thinner than base recipe). This formula allows for more vegetables in your potato salad (potatos, celery, onions, green onions, et al) as your dressing will still be about 75% the thickness and richness of the base recipe and you will have more of it for even and complete coating. I also recommend adding fresh parsley and thyme to any vegetable combination you should choose, but simply by taming the dressing this recipe becomes an instant classic.
We recently had the very best potato salad we had ever eaten at a local restaurant. I rarely make it at home but really was determined to find a recipe we could love as much as the one at the restaurant. Who can argue with a name like "world's best"? I had to try this and I'm glad I did. I made "as is" being this was my first try with this recipe and the only thing I would change next time, and there will be a next time, is a bit less sugar but that is just my personal preference. My hubby has been eating it all day and that is always a good sign.
I didn't like this at all. I've never had such an overly sweet, overly vinegary potato salad before. I was going to make the potato and bacon salad from this website and figured I should make extra to try this recipe also. I cut this recipe in half for 3 servings and the only thing I changed was replaced the evaporated milk with regular milk because I didn't have any. I'm glad I decided not to mix the dressing into the salad mix until ready to eat, because I would've wasted ALOT of ingredients. Instead, I only had to replace the dressing! I will not be making this again.
I wanted to find a new potato salad recipe for a family picnic and I thought this looked interesting. I made it exactly as written, and unfortunately I didn't think it was very good...kind of bland. Asked everyone else to give me an honest assessment and they all said the same thing, ok but nothing special. It kind of reminds me of the stuff you can buy in a tub at the grocery store. Also, I only used about 3/4 of the mayo-milk mixture and that was plenty. Any more and I would've had potato soup! Like I said, this was ok, but I've had better. Sorry!!
It's funny because I usually shy away from recipes with reviews that start with "This was great but only after I adjusted this and changed the amount of that..." For whatever reason, I still went ahead and made this recipe, but I was very glad to heed the advice of those that said it was too sweet. I started with half the sugar, and then I found myself applying copious amounts of dijon mustard at the mayo stage to make it snappier. That plus a good quality wine vinegar versus regular distilled DID indeed make this the best potato salad, and everyone went back for more. Final note: this makes a LOT of dressing, and I have stretched it to NINE large red potatoes, 6 eggs, plus lots of celery and green onion - still plenty creamy. Hope this helps y'all!
I'm 64 & have never been able to make edible potato salad! Until yesterday when I tried this. I confess I misread - added 1 Tbs of cornstarch, but it turned out excellent! I put in about 10 potatoes since I was unsure of my "medium" sized potatoes. And I didn't add quite all of the cooked sauce as I was afraid it would be too sweet. But next time, I'm adding all & putting in at least 10, maybe 12 potatoes. Husband says this is pert near close to his mom's (which he thought was the best in the world.) I am so Happy! I have made potato salad - and it is excellent! Thank you Kaye!!!!! LOVE this recipe!!
I did not care for this. if you like a creamy ranchy salad dont go with this one...
This is a GREAT RECIPE!!!! I tweaked it a little bit, but it is great without adding anything! I added celery seed and crumbled applewood smoked bacon which just made it even more AWESOME. My honey love said and I quote "Definitely the BEST POTATO I HAVE EVER HAD!" Thank you for the recipe and it will be my standard recipe for potato salad for the rest of my life! :)
OMG! This is by far the best potato salad I have ever made/eaten! I doubled the dressing, and used a 5 pound bag of Russett potatoes. I had about 1 Cup of dressing left over. THE BEST! Thanks so much for sharing!
what a NICE combination of flavors...usually I find something to tweak but I think I will leave this one just like it is...thanks for a keeper!
World's worst should be. GF made it for me today and if you like to eat what tasts like a bowl of suger and you nead to put on a few extra pound, this one is for you. I guess the butter is there so when your body burns off the sugar you got some calories you can store for later : )
This recipe is GREAT! The whole family loved and wanted to know when I was going to make more. I used balsamic vinegar since it didn't specify what kind to use. I highly discourage doing because it turned the color brown. I will be using a clear vinegar next time. All in all it was a huge hit. Thanks for the awesome recipe!
I love the concept of the cooked dressing. Cooking is a wonderful thing because we can all adjust ingredients to our specific tastes. I will definately make this again; less sugar, more vinegar and/or pickle juice, and thanks for the celery seed info - that would be really good. GREAT recipe Kaye. For those that want to eat it immediately this dish really does need to sit a few hours in the fridge but overnight really is best. Some recipes are like that but they sure are worth it!!!!
I have made this several times now and it will quite possibly be the last potatoe salad I ever make! BEST EVER! I follow the recipe exactly and always get rave reviews!! Wonderful
I had the heat on by mistake when mixing the egg and sugar, but this recipe still turned out great. The dressing is awesome. But I only used half of it this time, so looks like I'll be making some more!
Removed the "eyes" from the potatoes as I don't like things staring at me when I am eating them. Thought I would give it a try although I have about 30 recipes for salad dressings and mayonnaise and found the amount of sugar was too much and used English mustard powder instead of the sweet yellow stuff. Also, an old chef's trick, return the potatoes to the pan over very low heat, and place a cloth directly onto the potatoes. Leave for about 1 minute to remove any remaining moisture from the potatoes or they stay wet.
This was excellent, however I made some changes to suit my family's tastes. As per other reviewers, I decreased the sugar to 2 TBs and increased the cornstarch to 2 TBs. I also cooked 9 potatoes rather than 6 as I don't like my potato (or macaroni) salad "soupy". I used a large bunch of scallions rather than white onion, and also added a finely diced green pepper since I had one I needed to use up. I added about 2-3 TB sweet pickle relish too. I cooked the potatoes, hard boiled eggs and dressing last night, and this morning actually assembled the salad so it had about 8 hours in the fridge, it was really excellent! I can't wait to try it tomorrow to see how much more the flavors developed. My family said it was "very good" and my 24 year old son who RARELY compliments, said "that's GOOD Mom!" that's GOLD right there! I served it with burgers, and chips and hone made guacamole. Excellent! PS I left the skins on the red potatoes too, made it more colorful!
Ok, i finally made this recipe and it came out great!...kudos from everyone who ate it...I used scallions instead of reg. onions and added some pepper...i normally don't use a lot of salt, i just let everyone add their own, but this is a keeper...i might add a bit less vinegar next time, but all in all a really great potato salad..thanks!
I am so surprised at the high rating for this dish. It makes WAY too much dressing, the sugar and vinegar are overwhelming, and the butter to me is just unneeded fat. I will go back to Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill Potato Salad Recipe!
This potato salad is FAR too sweet with half a cup of sugar. I took it to a large party and came home with a nearly full bowl. No compliments and not one person returned for a second helping. When I brought it home my mother said nothing could be added to "save the batch" so it got tossed. I thought that much sugar seemed odd but went with it thinking all these reviewers couldn't be wrong. I should have listened to my gut. Instead I was slightly embarassed for having one of only two bombed dishes at a big Fourth of July party.
I have been searching all my 6*something years for a good potato salad recipe. Not only did I find a 'good' one, I found THE BEST!! The dressing is by far the creamiest and most delicious I've ever had the pleasure of mixing in with potatoes and eggs. YUM-O!! Thank you very much for that! It'll be the one I'll make at all family functions from now on. No doubt I'll get rave reviews! Winnipeg, Canada
This was good but not amazing made it exactly at written. I think I prefer the normal better( basically the main ingrediants with mayo and garlic powder. except I like pickle instead of celery). P.S. There is a huge difference in taste between the day it is made and the next day, and you must wait for the next day if you decide to make this.
This is quite good in the end but has so many little issues that it really only rates about 3.5 stars. If you don't read the most helpful review, you'll miss the fact that it needs 1 tsp celery seed. It is just not as good without it (made it twice, once without and once with, as I didn't preview the reviews!) Also, I recommend reducing the sugar to 1/3 cup unless you like a really sweet dressing. It needs more than 1 tsp cornstarch for a thick enough dressing. Both times making this, I had way too much dressing left over. Note that this makes a lot - about 8 servings if it's the only salad on the menu, otherwise 10-12 if being served with other salad selections. Bottom line, I would make this again, but it's going to be from my custom version ;D
This is the first time I have EVER made Potato salad and it was awesome, the best I have ever eaten. I did omit the celery though and added bacon bits, everything else was per the instructions, very, very good.
Really dissapointed in this recipe.Even after altering it per many other reviews,I found it to be way to sweet/vinegary. Fortunately I tasted the dressing before mixing it with my spuds/eggs so I didn't waste the entire batch. I will continue my search for the "World' Best Potato Salad"......
Really great! All I did differently was lessen the amount of vinegar, and add more mustard. Classic potato salad recipe.
I absolutely love this recipe! Best potato salad I've ever had! Two downsides: I no longer like any other potato salad, and I get more requests to bring this dish than I can handle! I used 3/4 cup mayo & 1/4 cup miracle whip in place of 1 cup mayo, as I like the little extra sweetness. I also garnish with a dusting of smoked paprika. I didnt use the celery seed the first time i made this, because i missed the note at the bottom, but it was amazing without so i will continue to make it that way. Also, this tastes delicious after cooling down to room temp... I dont find it necessary to chill for very long or over night, so I often make it morning of an afternoon or evening gathering with great results!
I made this today exactly as in the recipe. I didn't like the taste and there was way too much creamy, vinegary, mayonnaisey mixture for the amount of potatoes and eggs. I wound up cooking more potatoes, five pounds in total, and added them to what I had. The proportions were much better and it was edible, but not very good. I'm hoping it will improve with age overnight. I doubt it.
Excellent recipe. I'm not a fan of potato salad, but I love this. I took other reviewers advice and cut the sugar in half, which I think was a good idea. Also, as other reviewers say, this does make a TON of dressing, so you might cut the dressing in half or double the potatoes. Will make this again.
This was excellent! I added a little crumbled bacon, some chopped up pickles, Worcestershire sauce, and dill weed. I don't think any of these ingredients were strictly necessary, but I think they helped.
Just made this and even before it's had a chance for the flavors to meld, it is one of the best potato salads I have ever tasted! One tends to gravitate toward those foods which instill comfort or familiarity quite often: this reminds me of mom's potato salad, but it goes beyond that. The tang with a layer of sweetness, perfectly matched... the wonderful zing of the sauce and the mixture of egg, potato, onion, celery and various fixin's. YUM! Awesome potato salad! Thank you for sharing it!
This is addictive! YUM! I too added less sugar and chopped up some sweet pickles. Love it!
WOW! I made this salad today for a picnic we're going to tomorrow. Not only is this the first potato salad I've made, but my daughter said that it's even better than the salad we've bought from the local farm market! I made sure to read the reviews, so I knew to use less sugar, increased the cornstarch, added the celery seeds and added more potatoes (5 lbs of red potatoes total!) since I have a large crowd to feed. I saved 1/3 of the dressing in case it dries out overnight. Next time (and there WILL be a next time) I'll try adding bacon or other interesting suggestions that reviewers had. THANK YOU KAYE LYNN - awesome recipe!
When I made this recipe I thought that there was too much dressing, but as I added it to the potatoes it turned out to be just perfect! This is now my favorite potato salad recipe! The name says it all!
I fixed this for a pool party on Labor Day weekend and it was a huge hit! Everyone went back several times and raved out good this potato salad was. I used paprika to garnish the top and give it a slight kick. Otherwise, it is very creamy and better than anything else I've had.
THE BEST potato salad. Everyone loved it, and there were no leftovers. I will make again for sure! I swapped out the mayo for plain yogurt, and it worked out fine. I also used waaaay less sugar than called for.
I didn't like this recipe. It was kinda bland for my tastebuds....maybe a hint of dill or some horseradish would have kicked it up a notch. I refer a dreassing that is not so sweet and has more of a kick to it. Thumbs down for me!!!
100 % PERFECT. RECOMMENDED. THANKS
I love this recipe!! I left out the celery and added bacon and pickles!! Tastes great!
Even after sitting overnight, the salad still tasted vinegar-y.
This was AMAZING!! Like other comments, go easy on the sugar, and 2 TBSP of cornstarch..
Delicious! I didn't have evaporated milk, but plain skim milk worked fine for me. I also cut back on the sugar- I used slightly less than 1/4 cup. Thanks for sharing!
I was just "grazing" through recipes on allrecipes and came upon this recipe for potato salad. For years I have been looking for the dressing recipe I lost a long time ago. Low and behold this is the lost dressing I have been looking for. When I use to make it I would pour it over cooked macaroni and add 2 cans of small shrimp to it. My husband loved it has often asked for me to make it but I could never get it quite right. Now I can make it for him and surprise him! Im sure its great on potatoes too but once again he can have his favorite macaroni salad..thanks!
This is the best potato salad I have ever had, and when I made this everyone liked it. I will make this again!
I liked the potato salad, but I have come to realize that I don't like sugar in my potato salad....I have tried many recipes. Next time, I will omit the sugar and I am sure it will be wonderful!!! Will definitely make again. Thanks
Recipe title says it all!!! I went with the 1 TBSP of cornstarch but other then that, followed the recipe amounts exactly using lower fat ingredients - evaporated skim milk, half-fat mayo, and 67% fat free Bacel. OMGosh, it is the best!! So creamy and rich. The only addition I made was to add a half pound of crispy, diced bacon,(lol, my will is weak when it comes to bacon) I had extra dressing made over but found it makes the best dip for chicken fingers and tastes great on fish instead of tartar sauce. My picky kids loved it and everyone wants the recipe. Thanks for posting it.
This really is the world's best potato salad. My dad is a potato salad guru and he was impressed. This will be on every Labor Day menu from now on.
This is the best by far Potato Salad I ever had. Dont change a thing. I doble the sauce and freeze it for next time.
I didn't add the celery seed because I missed the comment, but I added 1 cup salad cubes to mine and doubled the cornstarch like many other post recommended. So glad I did it definitely needed it to thicken it up. I also did 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar. I also used raw cane sugar and was a little worried it would be brown but nope it was great and not as unhealthy so could eat without the guilt although the evaporated milk I just didn't think about it after the first bite it was sooooo GOOD! This is a keeper in my recipe box! (; I encourage you to make it your guest or yourself will not be disappointed!
This was my 1st time making homemade potato salad and it was a hit! I didn't have celery seed on hand, so I skipped that. I used dry mustard instead of the one the recipe called for. I used 1/4 onion and 10 new red potatoes. Like others, I also used 2 tsp. cornstarch and 1/3 c. sugar to the dressing. I added 1/4 c. sweet relish and 1 tbsp. paprika to taste and it came out perfect! We had it with hot dogs and we finished everything in one day! My husband loved it!
This recipe is very similar to the potato salad that my mom made, she passed away last week and I never really got the full recipe but I do know that she didn't use anything to thicken it, she used quite a few more eggs than this recipe calls for. Her's was the best ever though.
OMG!!! This is absolutely the best potato salad EVER! I decreased the amount of celery to 1/2 cup, added 1 tsp celery seed, 1/2 cut diced dill pickle, and 4 slices of cooked, crumbled bacon. I also only used 3 Tablespoons of sugar. Perfect!
Definitely the BEST I have ever had!! I used 2 tsp cornstarch as others suggested. I also had farm fresh eggs in the fridge, which are MUCH more yellow than store bought. My husband asked if I put too much mustard in when he saw it! I have NEVER had luck with potato salad, but everyone was raving about it and is definitely worth a little extra work. I held back a little of the dressing and will be using for my deviled eggs!!!
World's Best is absolutely the best title for this recipe! You may like it less sweet, so if you do just add less sugar...other than that it's perfect...don't change a thing!
EVERYBODY loved it!Even the ones that said they don't like potato salad w/ vinegar! Did follow some earlier suggestions such as:cutting the sugar to 1/3 cup, increasing cornstarch to 2 tsp.,adding 4/5 slices of bacon and 1 tsp of celery seed while tossing with the onion and celery and using half apple cidar vinegar and half white vinegar for the 1/2 cup of vinegar. I had 3 people demanding for this recipe while they werer still eating this potato salad! YUM!
I loved this recipe, I have never made Potato Salad before so I was a bit worried that I would mess up but it turned out great. I did add some pickels and olives to my batch but every one has diffrent tastes :) There was way to much dressing but that is no big deal :) I will defenitly make this again. My kids and hubby love it :)
This is the old fashioned way my mother made potato salad. I've made some modern adjustments and shortcuts as follows; I make my own dressing by using miracle whip, (mayo won't work) a little vinegar and sugar to taste, Sorry, I don't use measurements, only taste. Stir this till sugar dissolves. Sugar will cause it to thin a little. Adjust to your taste by adding more sugar or vinegar. Do be careful with the vinegar . Use sparingly and add more till you get your desired taste. No cooking involved. I also use a lot of candied dill strips, thinly sliced. Much better than gherkins! Green onions are better than regular onions, too. Hope you will try this method if you like a sweet dressing. If you like a mustard based dressing, this is not for you.
This IS a good potato salad though a little time consuming. I followed the recipe with the exception of the small onion, I opted for green onion and reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup and used 4 eggs instead of 6. I also added 1 tsp more of corn starch and added the tsp of celery seed per reviews . Though I enjoyed every bite, (the dressing was delicious) I only incorporated 1/2 of it to the potato mixture and bottled the remaining dressing). It wasn't overly sweet to me , so reducing the sugar was a good idea (the south adds sugar to everything). It had a subtle taste. I will definitely try this again and tweek it next time by adding some dill or sweet relish.
The "wow" factor on this recipe is off the charts....yummy.
was ok, will keep looking
I used cider vinegar, less sugar, and I did not have any prepared mustard so used Maurices BBQ sauce which is a mustard based BBQ sauce from So. Carolina and BOY, OH, BOY was it good! I did add sweet relish too. I love potato salad with bite and this has the mustardy/vinegary bite. Will use again.
I have used this dressing recipe before but mixed it with chopped fresh brocolli, sliced fresh mushrooms, sliced red onions, and raisons and sesame seeds (opt). Also I've used it for a spinich salad. I also mix mayo in before cooling and sometimes add poppy seeds. It is so yummy and will keep in your frig if it makes it that long.
Definitely the best recipe I've used. I did make a few alterations, as suggested by others. I reduced the sugar to about a 1/3 cup, doubled the cornstarch to make it a little thicker, and added celery seed. This made it wonderful!
Darn near PERFECT!
This is a great recipe that can be adjusted to your individual tastes easily, for example, I added less sugar and more mustard. The suggestion the author added later about the celery seeds made this potato salad very good and unique. Will make again and again!
Pretty good! I made the recipe just as written but added chopped dill pickle. It was very good, but a little sweeter than I like. I will make this again, but will reduce the sugar as others suggested.
THE VERY` BEST IN THE WORLD! I have been trying to figure out this recipe for years, it's all about the dressing. I have been eating in a small steak house for thirty years and always loved there potato salad. now I finally have the recipe. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! My friends in PG BC Canada will be very happy!
Title of World's Best is well deserved!!! My husband told me I had to make a gallon of potato salad for a Memorial Day Party, I freaked. I've never made potato salad before, my mom always made it, & I really don't care for the stuff. I read everyone's reviews, cut back on the sugar, added bacon crumbles, extra corn starch. It is so good I had to force myself from doing anymore "taste testing" or there wouldn't be any left, lol. Now, the ? is, do I tell my mom I can make a better potato salad then her, lol.
This is an fantastic potato salad!! I am a serious connoisseur of picnic salads and this is good!!!! Whoever said theirs turned out runny?? They couldnt have done it right. You have to refridgerate it until it is completely cool...couple hours. Try this recipe!!!!!