Diane's Scotch-Irish Potato Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Diane's Scotch-Irish Potato Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Diane's Scotch-Irish Potato Salad

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"This is my mother's recipe and is a combination of my two grandmothers' potato salad recipes. It leans a little to the Irish side. My mother's maiden name is McClain and her mother's maiden name is McBee. I like to make this the night before so the flavors will blend."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to cool.
  2. Remove skins from potatoes and cut into chunks. Place in a large bowl.
  3. Lightly stir celery, red onion, eggs, black olives, green olives, dill pickle relish, sweet pickle relish, and paprika with potatoes until thoroughly combined.
  4. Mix in mustard, vinegar, and mayonnaise; stir lightly until all ingredients are coated and moist. If salad isn't moist enough, stir up to 1/2 cup more mayonnaise into salad.
  5. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. For best flavor, make the day before and refrigerate overnight.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's note:
  • I add mayonnaise half a cup at a time until moist. If the salad is not moist enough after 1 cup of mayonnaise, you can add green olive juice to add some moisture.
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Reviews More Reviews

May 28, 2012

This was tasty. I cut the recipe down to 6 since I didn't need so much. I skipped the eggs because I'm not a fan of them in potato salad. This was nice. I've never used green olives in potato salad before. I enjoyed it but my family wasn't thrilled with the green olives. I'll make this again. Thanks!

 
Jul 03, 2013

This is truly a 5 star recipe! Only change was a small increase in the mayo. Prepared it for a group of 25 people and they all raved about it. I now have the assignment to be "the official potatoe salad maker" for the group. Make sure it has time to chill thoroughly. Grace

 
Apr 02, 2012

So Good!

 
Mar 17, 2014

This recipe needs a makeover. Cut the tater to 5 lbs, 3 eggs in lieu of 6 (but if you are a egg head then use 6) Use 1 1/2 cups of mayo. I also added 1/2 cup of cooked crumbled bacon

 
Aug 12, 2014

Great recipe - and easy enough to add what you like and leave OUT the ingredients you don't care for - to customize the potato salad for your family/gathering's tastes. Made a 1/2 batch and my husband and I ate on it for 4 days! Would be great for a potluck-sized gathering.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 259 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 407 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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