Grandma's Creamy Potato Salad

Grandma's Creamy Potato Salad

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25 review(s) averaging 4.7. 87% would make again

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My maternal grandmother made several different types of potato salad, each specific to different occasions. This wonderful creamy version was the potato salad she always made to accompany her Sloppy Joes. She would vary the recipe slightly from time to time. She would sometimes use mayo, other times salad dressing. And even though she usually used a sweet pickle, she also sometimes used a dill pickle. I'm not sure if it was a matter of taste or simply what was available in the fridge. Our family always enjoyed whichever tasty version she made, but my favorite was with Hellmann's mayonnaise and a sweet pickle.

"Sgrishka, you have done it again! =) This potato salad is the best I have ever made or tasted! My husband loves pepper so I substituted ground black pepper for the white. I "goofed" and peeled the potatoes before boiling, but it didn't matter. I used 1/2 tsp of yellow & 1/2 Dijon mustard. I added onions, celery, bacon, dill weed, & celery seed after tasting the base because I love those things in my potato salad, but it wasn't necessary: it was superb on its own!!! Thanks again for an awesome recipe!!!"

- TMOM7159

Ingredients

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6 medium Yukon Gold potatoes; or other waxy, boiling potatoes (about 2 lbs)
6 large Eggs; hard-boiled, coarsely chopped
1 large pickle; finely chopped (sweet or dill)
1 tbsp pickle juice; (optional)
3/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2 cup Sour cream
1 tbsp Cider vinegar
2 tsp Prepared mustard
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp white pepper; freshly ground
1 tsp Onion powder
Sweet paprika; to taste (add half to ingredients, use half for garnish)

Original recipe makes 12

Servings  

Preparation

In a covered saucepan cook potatoes in boiling salted water for 20 to 25 minutes or until just tender; drain well. When cool enough to handle, peel and cube potatoes. In a large bowl, combine pickles, pickle juice, mayo, sour cream, vinegar, mustard and seasonings. Add potatoes and eggs. Toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill thoroughly, for 6 to 24 hours. Sprinkle with additional paprika before serving, if desired.

Make 12 side-dish servings.

Notes

If available, use firm-textured, full-flavored Yukon Gold potatoes. They hold their shape after cooking and won?t turn mushy in the salad. Make sure not to overcook the potatoes. Use the tip of a paring knife to judge the doneness of the potatoes. If the knife inserts easily into the potatos, they are done.

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photo by sgrishka sgrishka

Creamy! photo by webdude20 webdude20

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I love Steve's grandmother's receipts. I tried the potato salad with mayonnaise and Sour cream with sweet Pickle and it was really good. I will definitely try this one again. I am still cooking her chili and love it!! Thanks for sharing.
MississippiMule 1 year ago
This was Excellent .....Perfect with Bar-b-q Chicken and Baked beans ....Grandma knows best !!!
rickgoranson 1 year ago
very good, the potato salad recipes ive been lookibg for.
Erica91 1 year ago
Amazing!!! Nice and creamy! I substituted olives, bell peppers, and a half teaspoon of dill seasoning in place of the pickle and it still turned out great!
je_suis_belle85 1 year ago
Love it!
judydukes 1 year ago
Really good!!! People are surprised at what's in it.
tmayes7 1 year ago
Sgrishka, you have done it again! =) This potato salad is the best I have ever made or tasted! My husband loves pepper so I substituted ground black pepper for the white. I 'goofed' and peeled the potatoes before boiling, but it didn't matter. I used 1/2 tsp of yellow & 1/2 Dijon mustard. I added onions, celery, bacon, dill weed, & celery seed after tasting the base because I love those things in my potato salad, but it wasn't necessary: it was superb on its own!!! Thanks again for an awesome recipe!!!
TMOM7159 1 year ago
tessigirl123 1 year ago
it was amazing my whole family loved it!! including my 2 yr old.. yay
slb32688 2 years ago
I have now made this twice. First time with salad dressing and sweet pickles second time with mayo and dill pickles. Can't pick a favorite.
okieamy 2 years ago
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