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    Basic Potato Salad

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    30 mins

    25 mins

    Elizabeth Fullerton's Note:

    My mom's recipe and I love it too.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 6 large baking potatoes
    • 4 eggs, hardboiled
    • 1 cup salad dressing (miracle whip)
    • 1/2 small onion, grated
    • 1 (12 ounce) jar cubed sweet gherkins
    • salt and pepper

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Boil the potatoes until tender but not too soft.
    2. 2
      Allow potatoes to cool until you can stand to touch them, then peel and cube.
    3. 3
      Chop eggs and add to potatoes.
    4. 4
      Add everything else and mix well.
    5. 5
      Serve warm or cool.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 24, 2001

      55

      This is a very good dish. Simple yet tasty

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    • on May 25, 2010

      55

      Fantastic! This is the same recipe my mother made and I have followed. It is the best there is. It has to be made with Miracle Whip or it doesn't taste the same. I also love it because I am not a fan of mustard. The only difference in my recipe is that I use green onions and not quite as many gherkins (I use about 6-8 gherkins)

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    • on February 04, 2010

      45

      This is very close to what I grew up with. Slap a little yellow mustard in there, replace the miracle whip with Best Foods (my mother's only must-have for the recipe) and equal the number of eggs to the number of taters and you got my mother's recipe. It's the only way I'll eat tater salad. In fact, it's internationally acclaimed! I made it for some spanish, italian and irish friends and it was gone before you could say boo and people were begging for the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Potato Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (172 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 189.1
     
    Calories from Fat 41
    21%
    Total Fat 4.5 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    7%
    Cholesterol 99.1 mg
    33%
    Sodium 540.8 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 33.2 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 8.4 g
    33%
    Protein 5.4 g
    10%

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