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Homemade Potato Salad

Updated on January 28, 2012

Love potato salad but hate the onion, celery, or anything else that can be added to it? I for one, hate here is a plain and simple recipe for homemade potato salad with eggs. I may say plain, but this potato salad tastes everything but plain!


6 potatoes

6 eggs

1/2 jar of mayo or miracle whip

1 tbsp of sugar

1 tbsp of vinegar

If you're making a big batch for a family get together I would suggest 2x everything.


Put 6 eggs in water and bring to a boil.

Once you have a rolling boil, let them boil for 7 minutes.

Take the pot off the burner and let them sit for 3 minutes.

Remove the eggs from the pot and set them on a towel to cool for at least an hour.

After an hour put them in the fridge to finish cooling while you prepare everything else.


Wash 6 potatoes, peel, and then dice.

Put in water and let boil for about 30 minutes.

Take most of the potatoes out so they can cool for 15 minutes.

With the pieces you left behind, boil for 10 minutes longer.

Once the 10 minutes are up, take them out and mash them up and let them cool.


While the potatoes are eggs are finishing up cooling you can make the sauce.

Mix the 1 tbsp. of sugar, 1 tbsp. of vinegar, and 1/2 jar of mayo together.

I would suggest tasting it to make sure it isn't too sweet or too bitter for your liking.

Final Steps:

Add the mashed potatoes to the sauce and stir.

Peel the eggs, dice them up, add them to the sauce, and stir.

Finally add the rest of the potatoes and stir.

Finally, you are at the best out a nice big scoop and enjoy!


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    • KJhusak profile image

      KJhusak 5 years ago from Akron

      I use Idaho potatoes but that's just because those are the kind my family has always bought. Although, I did buy a different kind on accident and those didn't appear to stay good for as long.

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      PurpleRaven 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      what kind of potatoes do you use for this recipe? Or dosent it matter?