Marinated Potato Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A different type of potato salad. It is slightly sweet. I have a favorite recipe with mustard, but sometimes, this just seems appropriate. Cook and prep time does not include 12 hour marinating time.


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain and allow to cool.
  4. Slice cooled potatoes and layer in a large bowl or dish.
  5. In a saucepan combine water, vinegar and sugar.
  6. Bring to a boil and cook for one minute.
  7. Remove from heat and pour over potatoes.
  8. Cover and chill for at least 12 hours.
  9. Drain excess marinade and add onions, eggs, salt, pepper, celery seed and mayonnaise.
  10. Mix well and serve chilled.
Most Helpful

This was a huge hit at a recent cookout. My teenage nephews and their friends especially enjoyed this salad. I made as directed, but at Ms. Bold's suggestion cut the ammount of sugar in half. Thanks for a tasty slightly different potato salad. I made the entire recipe and was left with an empty bowl!

Richard-NYC July 03, 2006

This is quite different from my usual potato salad and I wasn't sure about the sugar in this one. But it was an excellent salad. I made it with 1 pound of potatoes and 1/4 measures of all the other ingredients as there are only two of us. If your meal plan could use a bit of sweet and savory, then this will fill the bill nicely.

sugarpea November 26, 2003