Potato Salad Surprise

Pat Duran


This is a great recipe ;I forgot about this one..I was talking to my mom on the phone and she mentioned she wished she had some of this salad she used to make when my sisters and I were young..She gave me the recipe over the phone...I made this for dinner today along with crock pot pulled chicken BBQ..that was awesome!....
This salad is great to serve with any BBQ,..hot dogs, burgers, brisket
Note; feel free to add a little of your favorites to the potato mixture, like celery, radish,onion,,etc


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25 Min
15 Min


  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 small
    envelope good seasons milk italian salad dressing powder
  • 4 c
    cooked, diced cold potatoes,al dente
  • 3 large
    hard boiled eggs,diced or chopped
  • 8 slice
    crisp microwaved pre-cooked bacon,crumbled
  • 3 oz
    package lemon jello
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1/4 c
    cold water
  • 2 c

How to Make Potato Salad Surprise


  1. Combine vinegar and Italian dressing mix dry in a large bowl. Add cold potatoes, diced eggs and bacon. Chill for about 45 minutes.
  2. Dissolve jello in boiling water; add cold water.
  3. Blend in mayonnaise. Chill until thick.(when knife leaves an impression when drawn through.
  4. Add potato mixture. Pour into a 6 cup mold or nice bowl. Chill until firm- about 4 hours.
  5. Unmold onto lettuce leaves and trim with carrot sticks.

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About Potato Salad Surprise

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

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