Welcome And Join Us! Grandma's Hot Potato Salad - Limbach Recipe - Down home cooking from a solid Midwestern family! Blog at Allrecipes.com - 158334

Limbach Recipe - Down home cooking from a solid Midwestern family!

Blog Archives

Blog Extras

Welcome and join us! Grandma's Hot Potato Salad 
Feb. 18, 2010 12:07 pm 
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010 2:45 pm
Hi there - My name is Deb L. and I am one of the fun-lovin' Limbachs who are all somehow connected by food! 

In an effort to preserve some of our family history and to bring us together, I wanted to start this blog to share some of the family recipes I have been carefully guarding over the years.  (It's only fair, especially since I got a lot of Grandma L's recipes and part of her recipe box.)

So let's start off with a bang! Join me to get some great recipes and hear some related family tales pertaining to food. (I apologize in advance if some of the recipes do not contain specific measurements or serving sizes; we will try to come up with those as we are able, but keep in mind that some of these recipes were written on paper scraps and are many years old.)

Grandma's Hot Potato Salad
8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large onion, diced
1 c chopped celery
3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and diced

1/2 c sugar
1/2 c vinegar
1/2 c water
1 egg or 2 yolks
1 T cornstarch or flour
1 t dry mustard powder
1 t salt
1 T butter
( Big T= tablespoon and small t= teaspoon)

Cook potatoes in salted water until done. Drain well. Combine in a bowl with onion, celery and eggs. Make dressing and pour hot dressing over potatoes. Toss to coat and let cool.  Get your fork in there and dig in to do your "quality control" tasting! :)

To Make Dressing: In saucepan, mix sugar, salt, cornstarch and mustard powder. Add egg or yolks and beat well. Add vinegar and water, and cook mixture until thickened. Add butter until melted and stir to mix well.  
Valerie Lacy 
Feb. 18, 2010 1:15 pm
I'm a born and bred corn fed Hoosier but I'm now living in Cuenca, Ecuador. I'm looking foward to more midwestern recipes as well as stories.
Feb. 18, 2010 1:51 pm
Hello! Looking forward to more and more recipes & blogs from another fellow Hoosier. I was born in INDY and live about 2 hours from there now. Blog on! :)
Feb. 18, 2010 2:45 pm
Wonderful! Love the idea! Keep em' coming!
Click to Change your Profile Picture

Home Town
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Living In
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Member Since
Jan. 2004

Cooking Level

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy

Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books

Go Pro!

In Season

Speedy Weeknight Meals
Speedy Weeknight Meals

We’ll help you get dinner on the table in no time flat.

Back-to-School Eats
Back-to-School Eats

Get recipes that work for your busiest days.

New! Free Menus
New! Free Menus

Now you can try Menu Planner free. Start your 30-day trial today.

About Me
I had the original Betty Crocker for Kids Cookbook when I was about 8 years old. After I got over the Easy Bake Oven phase, I started seriously cooking and baking at about 11 or 12 years old (when I joined 4-H and was trying to score my first blue ribbon!) Seventeen "Butter Cakes" later, I did get my blue, thanks to loads of help, suggestions and patience from my wonderful mom!
My favorite things to cook
Desserts for my husband, brunch, Weight Watcher and diabetic friendly foods, snacks, a nice meal on the grill!
My favorite family cooking traditions
In addition to turkey and all of the fixin's, I love eating our traditional German sauerkraut and bacon at Thanksgiving. My grandmother also started a bunny cake tradition at Easter that we loved as kids and still love now.
My cooking triumphs
I spent untold amounts of money and time to make a gingerbread house for a contest one time. It looked so beautiful! (despite a patch job on the candy laden roof) Although I didn't win, it was great fun. I really enjoyed the process and learned how much money you can truly spend on cooking and baking!
My cooking tragedies
I would rather tell about my mom's cooking tragedy, since she is one of the best cooks. As a young teen, she lovingly prepared an apple pie for the family dinner. Proudly presenting it at dessert time, her grandfather Teddy oohed and ahhhd over it. After springing from his chair to make a stirring speech about the pie's beauty, he dug his fork in with gusto. "Up to my lips and through my gums, look out Teddy, here she comes!" he exclaimed proudly. He stuffed his mouth full with a huge bite. My mother anxiously awaited his approval...and then he made a terrible face and spit it out! She had accidentally put salt into the pie instead of sugar! I can just picture how my grandmother was doubled over shrieking with laughter, tears running down her cheeks. Even though he ended up being fine, my poor mom has never heard the end of this episode and still laughs to this day about it.
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States