Perfect Potato Salad

Pat Duran


The perfect potato salad is tangy but not sour, creamy but not gooey.This salad has 2 choices for the dressing you can choose your favorite.


★★★★★ 3 votes

6 to 8
30 Min
30 Min


Add to Grocery List


5 medium
potatoes, scrubbed, cut in half-peel if you like
1/4 c
diced onion
1/2 c
sliced celery
1/3 c
diced green bell pepper
1/2 c
cucumber, peeled and diced
1/4 c
sliced radishes
6 large
hard boiled eggs,diced
1 tsp
seasoned salt
1/4 tsp


3 Tbsp
olive oil
2 tsp
all purpose flour
1/8 tsp
dry mustard
1/2 c
1 Tbsp
granulated sugar
1 dash(es)
each,salt,pepper and paprika
1 large
egg, separated
3 Tbsp
dairy sour cream


1/4 c
bottled italian-style salad dressing. pour over hot potatoes and gently stir to coat evenly. chill
1 1/4 c
1 Tbsp
chopped pimiento
2 Tbsp
chopped ripe olives(black ones)
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/8 tsp
liquid hot sauce or to taste

How to Make Perfect Potato Salad


  • 1Salad:
    Put potatoes in large pan with water to cover sprinkle with salt; cover pan and boil just until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain and cut into bite size into a large bowl.Add remaining salad ingredients to bowl; set aside.
  • 2Dressing#1:
    In a double-boiler top; combine oil, flour, mustard,vinegar, sugar ,salt. pepper and paprika.
    Cook and stir, over boiling water until thickened.
    In a small bowl, slightly beat egg yolk; stir in sour cream. Beat in a small amount of the hot vinegar mixture. Then sit egg yolk mixture into rest of hot liquid; cook stirring, over hot water 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Cool 10 minutes. Now beat egg whites with a rotary beater just until soft peaks form.Still using the beater, beat egg white into cooled dressing until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use; then add cooled dressing and toss until well combined. Chill for 2 hours.
  • 3Dressing #2
    When potatoes are drained,place the cut-up potatoes in a large bowl and pour the Italian Salad Dressing over potatoes and mix gently. Now,combine all remaining ingredients in a small bowl; mix well. Chill, covered until ready to use. Add to potato salad, toss well and chill for 12 hour.

Printable Recipe Card

About Perfect Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Potato Salads, Dressings, Salads
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American

Show 18 Comments & Reviews

17 Tantalizing Potato Salad Recipes

17 Tantalizing Potato Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Who ever said potato salad had to be boring? You'll never hear that again when you bring one of these 17 tasty potato salad recipes to your next bbq!

Unusual Side Salads For Your Next Bbq Recipe

Unusual Side Salads for Your Next BBQ

Kitchen Crew

We're in the throws of summer which, if you're like me, means there's a cookout every weekend. I love burgers, chicken, hot dogs... all the barbecue food. But, by this...