Uncle John's Potato Salad

Uncle John's Potato Salad Recipe

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Aurora Smith


"Uncle John's", not because it is his recipe, but because after I made it for one of his parties, he has requested it for everything including his wedding.

The prep time is so long because of the cooling time needed for the potato salad--it really is a very quick and easy dish to put together.


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3 Hr 15 Min
10 Min


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5 lb
potatoes (white, yellow, red or a combination)
1 bottle
italian salad dressing (vinegar-based, not creamy. use your favorite flavor variation.)
1 bunch
fresh flat leaf parsley
cracked pepper

How to Make Uncle John's Potato Salad


  • 1Wash potatoes well and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
  • 2Boil the potatoes in salted water for approximately 10 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. (Cooking time will vary because of the size of potato pieces and the types used.)
  • 3Drain the potatoes well. Return them to the hot pot and toss until the residual water is evaporated. Put them in a large bowl and pour the salad dressing over them while still very hot. If the salad dressing bottle is very large, don't use the whole thing--use just enough to have a little extra at the bottom of the bowl, but not enough to be soupy. The hot potatoes will absorb the excess as they cool.
  • 4Coarsely chop the parsley and toss all of it gently into the hot potato mixture.
  • 5Let the mixture come to room temperature, tossing occasionally to ensure the dressing coats all pieces evenly. Finish with cracked pepper and salt if needed.
  • 6Serve either at room temperature or chilled.

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About Uncle John's Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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