Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

"Kathy Anderson of Wallkill, New York recalls, 'This traditional recipe has been passed down through several generations in my mother's family.'"
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  1. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender; drain and cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sugar, flour, salt, mustard and pepper. Add vinegar and water; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add a small amount to eggs; return all to the pan. Cook and stir for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until mixture is thickened and a thermometer reads 160 degrees F.
  3. Refrigerate until cooled. Peel potatoes if desired; slice and place in a large bowl. Add onions. Stir sour cream into dressing; pour over potato mixture and toss to coat.

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This is simply the best. I halved the recipe and cut back the sugar to 1/3 c. I added the sour cream to the hot mixture and whisked b/c it's easier than all the refridgeration instructions giv...

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Because of the reviews on this recipe, I expected a fantastic potato salad, and this was far from it. It was way too sugary and vinegary, and those tastes overpowered everything else. Next time ...

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Because of the reviews on this recipe, I expected a fantastic potato salad, and this was far from it. It was way too sugary and vinegary, and those tastes overpowered everything else. Next time ...

This is simply the best. I halved the recipe and cut back the sugar to 1/3 c. I added the sour cream to the hot mixture and whisked b/c it's easier than all the refridgeration instructions giv...

I thought this recipe was really good, however I gave it 4 stars because I thought it was a bit too sweet. Next time I make it I will use less sugar, but I will make it again.

I rated this as a five, because it really is superb. Personally, however, I will cut the sugar to half in the future. On the other hand, I love the zing that the vinegar gives it. Definitely add...

I've made this for several family get togethers already and we fight over it. The second time I made it I added some crumbled bacon, which really added to the already delicious flavor.

I loved this recipe. I did not add the egg, because I wanted to add boiled eggs. so I used less water. I also only added about 4 onces of sour cream and used mayonaise to taste, Recipe was sti...

OMG this recipe was awesome! I played with it a little; I added about 1/2 cup of diced ham that I had sauteed in a little olive oil and minced garlic. I added one bell pepper and diced pickles. ...

This potato salad is very good if you like trying new things and are willing to step outside "the box" as far as what potato salad "should" taste like. I think it is a fantastic recipe, however...

This is close to a recipe I used for years which I had found trying to match my grandma's salad. It was close and so is this one. I did change one thing; instead of sour cream at the end I used ...

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