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Simple Potato Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Simple Potato Salad

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"This was one of the first recipes I learned how to make. My aunt taught it to me; It's not fancy, but I like it!"

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. Place eggs in a saucepan, and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, and cool.
  3. Peel the eggs and cut around the egg white; keep the yolk whole.
  4. Dice the egg whites and potatoes. Combine in a mixing bowl and add the salad dressing.
  5. Toss the potatoes and egg; crumble the egg yolk on top and serve chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 20, 2006

All of those reviews are just silly. If you want a potato salad with celery and onions and paprika and other things, I'm sure you can find such a recipe on this website. Why mess with one whose entire appeal is its simplicity? Treating it as a "base" recipe is one thing, going on about all the extra things it "needs" is another. Great dish for the younger guests at summer BBQs, since lots of kids are picky about onions and things.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 01, 2005

This was a good recipe. I think it is a good base. I don't like lots of crunchy things in my potato salad. I would like more of a kick to the dressing - some kind of extra spice. Any ideas?? But I liked the simplicity of the rest of the ingredients.


48 Ratings

Dec 08, 2003

Thank you! I was looking for a base potato salad recipe just to get me started so I could make it to my taste. I added a teaspoon of prepared mustard, a teaspoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar, and some browned and crumbled bacon. It was perfect.

Mar 24, 2005

This is like my mother used to make and what our family still makes using Miracle Whip Salad Dressing, except we add salt and pepper to taste, finely minced onion also to taste, about a teaspoon of yellow mustard, and mix the whole diced egg in too. Be sure to use red potatoes boiled in their skins til fork tender, then cool in cold water, peel and dice. Mixed while still warm the flavors of the dressing will really meld with the potato and hard cooked diced egg. Chill for several hours or overnight for the best flavor!

Jul 05, 2005

This recipe can be a five - with a few additions. I made exactly as directed - but added a couple tablespoons of mustard, some dill, salt, pepper, then of course the paprika on top! And it was the best potato salad I've made yet. :)

Aug 05, 2003

This is the best recipe yet, because it's the basic. Then you have the option of adding your favorites to it. And that's the fun of cooking!

Dec 19, 2003

There are many adults who prefer a no onion recipe as I do. Thank you for submitting this recipe! It's really tasty!!!

Oct 08, 2005

This is such a great basic recipe. I double this every time I make potato salad then split it and keep half the basic recipe and the other half I add in some "adult" ingredients (onions, sprinkle paprika, etc). It's a hit!


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  • Calories
  • 557 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 35.6 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 1059 mg
  • 42%

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

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