Mom's Potato Salad

Mom's Potato Salad Recipe

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Michelle M


I've never had a potato salad exactly like my mom's. The potatoes are shredded instead of diced or cubed and the dressing is sweet and tangy instead of savory. Our summer family gatherings ALWAYS include her potato salad and we all love it! I recommend tasting the dressing before adding it to the potatoes - my mom never measures the ingredients but these measurements are as close as I could get!


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8-10 medium
potatoes - cooked, peeled, shredded & chilled
hard-boiled eggs, diced and chilled
celery stalks, diced
1 small
yellow onion, diced finely


2 c
miracle whip
3 Tbsp
yellow mustard
1/2 c
1 tsp
salt to taste
paprika to garnish

How to Make Mom's Potato Salad


  • 1Cook potatoes and eggs; chill before combining with remaining ingredients.
  • 2Mix dressing ingredients and chill. Taste before adding to potatoes and adjust flavors as desired.
  • 3Dice celery and onion; combine with shredded potatoes and diced eggs.
  • 4Stir in dressing. Garnish with a few shakes of paprika and keep chilled before serving.

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Course/Dish: Potato Salads

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