Mom's Potato & Egg Salad

"Mom is famous for this potato salad. It's a sour cream based potato salad that is refreshing - it's a hit wherever I take it!"
photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by *Parsley* photo by *Parsley*
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  • Boil potatoes and eggs together, until you can easily stick a fork in the potatoes.
  • While potatoes and eggs are boiling, combine the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
  • Adjust salt, pepper, and sugar if necessary.
  • Combine everything together, and chill. Enjoy!

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  1. Karen Elizabeth
    Made exactly as directed and very much enjoyed! I don't make potato salad often, and the family likes it, so this was a welcome treat. I enjoyed it so much I wondered Why I don't make it more often! And so easy to make. I forgot the green onions, sorry about that, next time I will put them in.. I Had them, I just forgot! Thank you for this lovely recipe that I will make again! Made for Vegn swap#10
  2. *Parsley*
    The saor cream makes for a cooler, less heavy taste than all mayo. I loved the tang from the vinegar and sugar (I used the amounts listed for those). I used light sour cream without a problem..... I just had to stir before serving each time. Very enjoyable potato salad. Thanx for posting!
  3. woodland hues
    I loved this version of potato salad but my DH thought it was outstanding! I've never made it using sour cream as the dressing base before, so I was pleased to find out how good it tastes. Now, I skimped on the full amount of sour cream, only to end up adding more the second time we pulled the bowl out of the fridge, so I recommend following the recipe on that count. (Spuds soaked in the moisture.) I did add 2 celery stalks and a few radishes, sliced, and half the bundle of green onions, which I mixed into the salad, although the recipe wasn't clear on whether to do so or whether to use as garnish. Thanks, Katzen, and thanks, Katzen's mom!


I'm a now vegan who used to make one heck of a souvlaki. I love cooking, I was a huge fan of Moosewood and Molly Katzen prior to going vegan (although that has nothing to do with my choosing the name Katzen - that's just what my German Grandma has called me all my life.) Aside from cooking, I also love scuba diving, cycling, politics, and reading.
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