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    Classic Potato Salad

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    Anissa Wolf's Note:

    A classic, simple potato salad that can be thrown together in minutes or made a day ahead! A comfort-food treat for all ages, and easy to change to your preferences (I leave out the eggs for my sister; you could add celery or onion in step 3 or use specialty mustard or vinegar).

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    Serves: 6-12



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    1. 1
      Mix mayonnaise, mustard, and pickle relish until uniform in color and texture.
    2. 2
      Add vinegar, sugar, salt, and celery seed and mix thoroughly.
    3. 3
      Pour sauce over potatoes and eggs; mix gently until potatoes and eggs are evenly coated. (I suggest adding the sauce half at a time so that you can add only enough to coat the potatoes and not have soupy salad!).
    4. 4
      Put potato salad into serving bowl and garnish as desired with sprinkled paprika (to taste), reserved slices of egg, etc.
    5. 5
      Store in refrigerator for up to 2 days; serve cold.
    6. 6
      This recipe may be made vegan by omitting eggs and substituting vegan mayonnaise.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 24, 2013


    • on May 28, 2012


      Easy, smooth, flavorful! What could be better?

      My only change - I added more sugar as the mayo mixture had a slight bite to it (too much vinegar?). After increasing the sugar to 3 Tbsps, we loved it! This recipe will replace my old stand-by.

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    • on August 10, 2010

      Just a thought: potato salad depends on what you're serving it with. The other night I just boiled new potatoes in their skins then made a mayonnaise. Mixed chopped tarragon and a smidgeon of homemade tarragon vinegar with the mayo and tossed with the warm (not hot) spuds.

      The shortcrust tart I served it with had pancetta in it so no need for bacon in the salad.

      My daughter doesn't like potato salad but had seconds.

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    Nutritional Facts for Classic Potato Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (94 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 402.0
    Calories from Fat 203
    Total Fat 22.6 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 108.5 mg
    Sodium 603.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 8.8 g
    Protein 6.9 g

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