Mom's Danish Potato Salad

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

A easy-to-make inexpensive potato salad. The homemade dressing for this is really good and I feel what makes it so good, and works equally well with macaroni salad. This is my mom's recipe, and her mom made it before her. I use about 6 hard-boiled eggs because I like my potato salad with more eggs. The prep and cook time is only a estimate, as I've never timed how long it takes to make this. If you use mayo instead of Miracle Whip I'd suggest starting with only 1 T. sugar and adding more to taste as mayo is sweeter than Miracle Whip. And of course please feel free to adapt this recipe ingredient-wise to your familie's preferences.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients and bring to a boil.
  2. Gradually beat in well-beaten eggs.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly until slightly thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and add salad dressing.
  5. Mix well and pour over potato, egg, celery, onion and relish.
  6. Add more salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Refrigerate until well-chilled and enjoy.
Most Helpful

Hello teresa: congradulations! You have come up with a winner(even tho I am italian) I organized a cooking club and used this recipe it was a huge success, I also made extra sauce, and I did use 6 eggs. Thank you. This is a keeper.

ROSAMARIA May 13, 2002

Teresa I made this for lunch today and it is wonderful! I made double the dressing to use the next time (soon). I added 2 green onions chopped., Easy do ahead recipe. Thank-you (of course it has to be good it's Danish!)

Bergy April 17, 2002

OMG!!!I promise I will never make potato salad any other way!!!I have always wanted to try a cooked dressing and this one is great.I have done nothing but try new recipes since finding RECIPEZAAR.Thank you.

Theresa P October 26, 2002