Sunday, June 14, 2020

Potato Salad Ala Cindy

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 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.  

My Grandma's Best Potato Salad - Adapted from


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

1 1/2 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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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. That a home run for sure we love it just like this nice job Cindy!

  2. Larry, Laurie would love this potato salad! It something she doesn't ever get to enjoy unless we're out somewhere. I never could understand the attraction of eating cold...or room temperature potatoes. Yes, I do know that I'm a pain in the tukus! Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Did you mom put celery seed in her recipe? I use mayonnaise these days for my mom's version, but she always used Miracle Whip. Which we referred to as "dressing".

  4. Really enjoy this recipe. They are sounds really amazing. 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. It's looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing us.
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  5. The only thing I would do is shred up some carrot for a little more crunch. This potato salad looks terrific, Larry!

  6. I don't blame you for being a potato salad recipe snob if it's from your grandmother! Those are the absolute best recipes! I have to try this recipe and that of Cindy's that I just visited to read her recipe. I have always made the recipe from my aunt, but I am open to find one that is more 'creamy'. Thanks for sharing both of these recipes.
    Take good care,

    1. oops. my bad, Larry, I meant from your Mom (not your grandmother).

  7. Looks good! I'm definitely a potato salad snob, never really cared for it until a few years ago, so many versions, but I'm all for Miracle Whip in it, I like Duke's though but, definitely can't buy it up here. I'm going to try the room temperature thing next time, bet that makes a difference! Nice presentation.

  8. I like the idea of using mayo and sour cream! It looks wonderful.


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