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Fourth of July Potato Salad Recipe

Fourth of July Potato Salad

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"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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 30, 2003

Awful. Just awful. Not one person liked this potato salad.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Aug 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.

May 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 18.5 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 589 mg
  • 24%

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

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