Classic Tangy Potato Salad

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  • In large bowl combine mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, sugar and pepper.
  • Add potatoes, celery, onion and eggs; toss to coat well.
  • Cover; chill to blend flavors.

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  1. bonjovi4ever
    Just got done making this. We also added a little spicy brown mustard as well. Very good!!! Will keep this recipe to use again. Thanks for a great potato salad!
  2. seal angel
    I made this one today! I haven't made this in years. When I first started out cooking I got the recipe from the back of the Hellmans Mayo jar. It is good! We ate it with Korean ribs and corn on the cobb. I didn't add the onions. I knew my husband wouldn't go for that. So I added a little sliced green onions and shredded baby carrots for some color. Next time, I will add more than two eggs.
  3. Mandi c.
    This was amazing! I've made this once before and this is def. a keeper! I added in some sweet yellow and red peppers to mine as well. Absolutely divine! Thank you for this wonderful recipe :)
  4. debbied 3
    Very good potato salad...I had never tried this type and I must say it is much better than the recipe I have always used. Next time I will use 1/2 the vinegar because I used mustard as well. Thanks for posting.
  5. Catnip46
    I've been using this recipe for years now. It is one of the better potato salad recipes out there. Plain and simple and taste great.


  1. knitaholic
    This will be my go-to potato salad recipe ! It went together painlessly, and got rave reviews from everyone at dinner last night. I made a couple of minor substitutions - used onion powder instead of chopped onion (DH doesn't like texture) and added garlic powder and bacon. I couldn't keep my fingers out of it while it was warm, and it only got better after it had been chilled in the fridge. Thanks for posting - this one's definitely a keeper !!!
  2. Profwife
    Like one of the previous reviewers, I never make good potato salad. I promised one for a 4th of July bash tonight and was determined to find a recipe that would be yummy. This is DELICIOUS! I used white wine vinegar and Rapadura in place of white sugar. I actually ate a bowl before the salad had a chance to chill and mingle all the flavors and loved it. I'm looking forward to eating it chilled to see how it all blends together. An excellent recipe!



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