I am a self admitted potato salad snob much preferring my Mom’s version to all others which Bev has learned to make. So when Cindy bought some Yukon Gold potatoes at the Amish Market and volunteered to make a batch using a recipe from the web, my eyebrow raised a little but while I prefer mom’s, I’ve never had a version I disliked so I was all for it.
The recipe she used came from foodiecrush.com and was followed except she used mayo and sour cream in lieu of salad dressing. The original recipe and pics like the one below can be found by clicking on this LINK.
6 medium white potatoes or Yukon golds about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds, skin on and quartered
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 celery stalks (ribs) diced
6 green onions diced
5 hard boiled eggs peeled
cups Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
1 cup Dukes mayo
½ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
paprika for garnish
1. Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil. Reduce the heat to a lightly rolling boil over medium heat. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork or pairing knife. Drain and allow to cool until just able to handle.
2. Peel the skins from the potatoes and cut into 1/2" to 3/4" square pieces. Transfer the warm potatoes to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with the white vinegar. Toss the potatoes with the vinegar and set the potatoes aside to cool, about 15-20 minutes.
3. Add the celery and the green onions to the potato mixture. Chop 4 of the hard boiled eggs and add to the potato mixture.
4. In a
medium bowl, mix the
Miracle Whip or mayonnaise, sour cream, yellow
mustard, celery seed and salt and pepper. Fold into the potato mixture and
season with more salt and pepper to taste. Slice the last egg into thin slices
and place the slices on top of the salad. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.
Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight before serving.
She made a very pretty presentation.
As mom did, Cindy left it out at room temperature until we ate it and I thought it was delicious, as did Bev and Cindy. I liked it so well that I would have to do a side-by-side taste test to see if it was different from Mom’s version. I thought the vinegar and sour cream might provide too much tang but that was not the case and I now look forward to a repeat performance making only one suggestion – make a double recipe next time.
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