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My Little Secret Recipe
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My Little Secret

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"This is something I just threw together one day for a pot luck at work. It's a delicious, creamy potato salad bursting with flavor. The ingredient measures may be altered to taste, and to create the desired consistency."

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Original recipe makes 10 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil potatoes until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and dice.
  2. Place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and dice.
  3. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and crumble.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the potatoes, eggs, bacon, olives, 1/4 cup green onions, mayonnaise, sour cream, salt and pepper. Increase quantities of mayonnaise and sour cream as necessary to create desired consistency. Garnish with remaining green onions.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 28, 2012

I really enjoyed this. I mixed up the mayonnaise and sour cream and added the green onions to the dressing and let it sit while the potatoes and eggs cooked. This infused the green onion flavor into the dressing. I did add some garlic salt to the dressing. Next time I would add celery too. This is a great potato salad for mustard haters. Thanks for sharing your 'secret'.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 29, 2006

Sorry this had texture but no taste, it needs some spices to kick it up a bit, mabey garlic powder and seasoned salt?? if I made it again, I would be sure to add in something to bring out the taste.


9 Ratings

Jun 07, 2005

This is really good. Even people who said they did not like potato salad liked this. I did not use the black olives due to picky eaters. Be sure and use thick sliced bacon like the directions say.

Sep 23, 2003

This is a great recipe! I added some chopped onion and chopped pimientos, and seasoned with a little celery salt. The sour cream adds a unique taste. Not a bite left over! This recipe would get a lot more exposure if it were listed under Potato Salads or Potato Dishes. Thanks Lisa!

Jun 01, 2004

We really enjoyed this. Just a tad bland for our taste so I added some garlic powder and garlic pepper.

Apr 24, 2006

Made this over the weekend. I forgot to add the eggs, but it was good without them. Used real bacon bits just for convenience and added some of the onion tops for color. Will make again. Thanks Lisa for sharing your secret!

Aug 21, 2014

I would have liked this more without the black olives. I'll keep those in my pasta salad.

Aug 31, 2009

I just tried this and it was delicious! My husband and I will take it to our next potluck! I liked the dressing for something new. I did just as recipe said only adding a seasoning salt to ours but that was all I changed!


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  • Calories
  • 232 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 255 mg
  • 10%

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

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