Dad's Spirited Potato Salad

Elizabeth Lancaster


My late father used to make this all the time when we were growing up. It's so refreshing in the summer time when it's too hot out. I had been craving it this past couple of months and decided to make it, my husband had it for the first time today and he's hooked! This is an Irish Potato Salad. It's amazing the next day after all the spices and meat mix and set, Best served the next day in my opinion. Hope you give this salad a chance, you wont regret it. Enjoy!


★★★★★ 1 vote

6-8 people
2 Hr
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 tsp
    mustard seed
  • 3 medium
    potatoes,boiled , peeled and cubed
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
    of red or green cabbage(i use one cup of each)finely shredded
  • 1 can(s)
    12 oz of corned beef (cubed)
  • 1/4 c
    finely diced dill pickle
  • 1 c
    miracle whip ( or mayo)
  • 1/4 c
    milk (of your choice)
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Dad's Spirited Potato Salad


  1. Place Corned Beef in the fridge, for at least 3+ hours before serving.
  2. Combine vinegar, celery seed and mustard seed and set aside.

    Cook Potatoes in a salted water bath. for 30-40 mins, till they are just barely down, drain water, peel and cube up while they are still hot.
    Drizzle with vinegar mixture. Sprinkle sugar and 1/2 tsp. salt and chill thoroughly.(about 3-4 hours
  3. Shred cabbage with grater or food processor.
  4. (Cube Corned Beef)

    Before serving, add cabbage, pickles, corned beef and onion.

    Mix together Mayo, milk and 1/2 tsp. salt. Pour over potatoes, Toss LIGHTLY.
  5. Makes 6-8 servings, can double this recipe for larger families and or pot lucks, I hope you enjoy this amazing salad as much as I have in my life time, like I said, best served the next day :) Enjoy!

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