Granny's Danish Potato Salad

Granny's Danish Potato Salad Recipe

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Brandy Hines


This is the potato salad many generations of my family has grown up with. I have fond memories as a child of helping my granny dig "taters" and then making this potato salad. This was always a required side dish for holiday dinners!

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30 Min
1 Hr


6 large
1/2 c
onion, diced
1/2 c
sweet relish
3 large
egg, hard boiled, diced
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 c
1/2 c
white vinegar
1/2 c
2 Tbsp
mustard (prepared)
3 large
eggs, beaten
1 1/4 c

How to Make Granny's Danish Potato Salad


  • 1Wash potatoes. Place potatoes, skins on, in a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil potatoes 20-30 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • 2Remove potatoes from heat and rinse in cold water. Let sit about 10 minutes in cool water until they are cooled enough to handle.
  • 3Once cooled, peel potatoes, skins should easily pull off the potatoes. Once peeled, dice potatoes to desired size.
  • 4In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced potatoes, sweet relish, diced hard-boiled eggs, and salt & pepper. Set aside.
  • 5In a saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, water, and salt & pepper (if desired). Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • 6Once mixture comes to a boil, quickly wisk/stir in the beaten eggs and continue stirring well for 5 minutes over medium heat or until the mixture starts to slightly thicken (will coat the back of the spoon).
  • 7Once cooked mixture thickens, remove from heat and stir in the mayonnaise. Stir well to combine all ingredients.
  • 8Once the cooked mixture is throughly combined, pour over the potato mixture and stir well.
  • 9You may serve this salad at room temperature or serve chilled.

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About Granny's Danish Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Sides, Salads, Potato Salads
Hashtags: #potato, #danish