Mom's Danish Potato Salad

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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!)
  3. 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.
  4. Superb! Not your ordinary potato salad thats for sure. The dressing is really what makes this recipe and I had rave reviews from family with it. Will make this a lot over Summer. Thanks for posting.
  5. This is the best!! It has such a great dressing, we really loved it! Thanks!


  1. This was my first attempt at making a homemade potato salad. I opted for this one because it was the first that I had all the ingredients for. I used yellow prepared mustard instead of mustard seed (wasn't sure which one the recipe needed, it wasn't specified.) End result was decent, everyone liked it.
  2. Very tasty, although it did indeed feel kind of weird cooking the sauce for a potato salad! Once combined, the potato salad seemed to have too much sauce, so I boiled up a few new potatoes that I had on hand and added them. I would say that I used more like 7 cups of cubed potatoes. I also subbed green onions for the onion, and also had the eggs "cook" on me when I first started combining the sauce. I just scooped out the larger chunks and kept on cooking!
  3. I've made this twice now, both times with wonderful success. I love this salad! For those who were like me -- thinking, "A potato salad recipe, who needs a recipe for potato salad? I know how to make potato salad!" -- please reconsider and try this. The first time out, I followed the recipe exactly; the second time I fine-tuned it to my preferences (which include adding chopped radishes, using green onion instead of regular onion, and adding way more chopped hard-boiled egg). Both times I used regular Hellmans mayo. As some reviewers have noted, this leans towards the sweet rather than the tangy, but I didn't find it overly sweet at all. This suits my tastes, I guess. I'll be making this for years to come; thanks to you and your mom for sharing!


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