South African Potato Salad Recipe -
South African Potato Salad Recipe
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South African Potato Salad

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"Delicious recipe of my mom's! The secret ingredient makes this potato salad different from all the rest!"

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and set aside to cool. Add whole potatoes to the water and boil until a knife is easily inserted, but they are not too soft. Drain and cool.
  2. Peel and chop the eggs and place them in a large serving bowl. Stir in the green onions. When the potatoes have cooled, peel and chop then add them to the bowl. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and stir in the mayonnaise. Sprinkle parley over the top. Chill until serving. This is best served chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 23, 2006

I enjoyed this potato salad. Everyone was trying to figure out the ingrediants because it does have an original taste to it. It makes people wonder and it's funny to watch their expressions as they notice there is something special and different about this potato salad. I didn't give it a 5 because while delicious it was not restaurant material, but for home and for anyone that loves potato salad, I do recommend this salad. I don't think it's for everyone, but everyone in my family did enjoy it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 18, 2009

I cut the entire recipe in half and the sweetened condensed milk made it too sweet. However, the condensed milk is a nice twist in the recipe for a new flavor every now and then

May 07, 2008

this is really a wonderful recipe. our traditional family potato salad is basically the same- we just add small bits of fried bacon, green peppers and about a tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce- it makes a world of difference!

May 24, 2010

A bit too sweet and too "soupy". Using half of the sweetened condensed milk would take care of both of these problems. I added some bacon bits; the salad needed a bit of salt anyway, which the bacon bits provided.

Feb 19, 2010

My husband is from South Africa and he lives with us is the USA so if he can get anything South-African he is happy!!!! corrinamarais are you fro south africa? Thanks for the recipe!!

Jul 12, 2007


Dec 01, 2011

I would definitely use this recipe again. I added salt and pepper lightly to the potatoes, bell peppers and a twist: some marinated broccoli from a thanksgiving dish for crunch and fiber. A great marriage of flavors.

May 03, 2011

Awesome recipe! I make this often for a household of several men and they eat all of it every time!


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  • Calories
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 141 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 23.3 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

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

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