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Grandma Drew's Potato Salad Dressing

Before commercial mayonnaise was available, my Grandmother used this sauce to make her cherished Potato Salad. It is a very-low fat alternative to mayonnaise and tastes better than light mayo, too! Great for tuna, macaroni, or chicken salad, but you'll probably want to add a little mayo, also.

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  • In saucepan, mix all dry ingredients together.
  • While stirring with whisk, gradually add water, vinegar and beaten egg.
  • Heat on medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens to the consistency of mayonnaise.
  • Refrigerate up to 1 week.
  • NOTE: When making Potato Salad, I use 3 parts Grandma's sauce and 1 part mayonnaise.
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"Before commercial mayonnaise was available, my Grandmother used this sauce to make her cherished Potato Salad. It is a very-low fat alternative to mayonnaise and tastes better than light mayo, too! Great for tuna, macaroni, or chicken salad, but you'll probably want to add a little mayo, also."
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  1. Merryannie
    I grew up on this dressing for both potato & macaroni salad. It beats jarred mayo dressings all to pieces. I used this recipe for macaroni salad for this Christmas. *It's best to save a little dressing in a container until after the salad has chilled because the macaroni really absorbs it. Mix & then add more into the salad so it's not dry. Love, love it as potato salad as well. Merry Christmas folks!
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  2. FrannieJ
    I was low on mayo so decided to try this and am so glad I did. I'll not be using a mayo based dressing any more. I used no mayo and everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing
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  3. Chef Jen 1
    I am on weight watchers and used 1/8 C.splenda instead of 1/4 C sugar. I added this hot to warm potatoes and added fresh chives and celery.I did not add the mayo as recommended and still thought this was great. Thanks
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  4. Kittencalrecipezazz
    Excellent homemade dressing...... I added 3 egg yolks instead of one egg to the recipe for extra richness, and cut the sugar back to 2 tablespoons, and then mixed it with 1 cup of Hellman's mayo....I used it for chicken salad sandwich's.....my family loved it!......Thanks so much BeachGirl for sharing a wonderful recipe!
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  5. Zilla
    Very good. I agree with Olive Blossom's comments. Additionally, I can imagine adjusting the seasonings, depending on the effect you are trying to achieve. I am thinking about mixing in a little fat free yogurt or perhaps buttermilk, but it is great as it.
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