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World's Best Potato Salad


220 min

World's Best Potato Salad

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220 min


6 persons




4.00 rating-star (842)


Author: Victoria Bailey
This best-ever potato salad is the creamiest, richest potato salad you will ever try. The secret is in the homemade dressing. I get nothing but raves every time I make this.


  • potatoes: 6 medium
  • white sugar: 0.5 cup
  • eggs, beaten: 2 piece
  • cornstarch: 1 tsp
  • salt to taste: 0 piece
  • (5 ounce) can evaporated milk: 1 can
  • vinegar: 0.5 cup
  • prepared yellow mustard: 1 tsp
  • butter: 0.25 cup
  • mayonnaise: 1 cup
  • hard-cooked eggs, diced: 6 piece
  • onion, finely chopped: 1 small
  • celery, chopped: 1 cup
  • salt: 1 tsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
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  2. While the potatoes are cooking, whisk together sugar, 2 beaten eggs, and cornstarch in a saucepan; season with salt. Stir in milk, vinegar, and mustard. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Refrigerate until cool, then stir in mayonnaise.
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  3. Peel and dice potatoes. Transfer to a large bowl; toss with hard-cooked eggs, onion, celery, and 1 teaspoon salt.
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  4. Stir dressing gently into the bowl of potato salad until evenly coated. Chill before serving, 3 hours to overnight.
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History of the World's Best Potato Salad:

Potato salad is a classic dish enjoyed all over the world. Its origins can be traced back to Germany, where it was first made with boiled potatoes and a simple vinaigrette dressing. Over time, variations of the dish emerged, incorporating different ingredients such as eggs, pickles, and mayonnaise.

The World's Best Potato Salad recipe takes this classic dish to a whole new level with its rich and creamy homemade dressing. This recipe has been passed down through generations and refined over time to create the ultimate potato salad experience.

Tips and Tricks for World's Best Potato Salad Recipe:

  • Make sure to use the right type of potatoes. For this recipe, it is best to use waxy potatoes like Yukon Gold or Red Bliss, as they hold their shape better when boiled.
  • Be patient when making the homemade dressing. Whisking the ingredients together over medium heat until thickened will result in a smooth and creamy dressing.
  • Let the dressing cool completely before mixing it with the potatoes. This will prevent the potatoes from becoming mushy and ensure that the dressing coats the potatoes evenly.
  • Adjust the seasoning to your liking. If you prefer a tangier potato salad, add more vinegar or mustard. If you prefer a sweeter salad, add more sugar.

Tips for presenting the dish:

To make your World's Best Potato Salad look as good as it tastes, here are some presentation tips:

  • Serve the potato salad in a large bowl with a colorful garnish of chopped fresh herbs or sliced cherry tomatoes.
  • For a more rustic presentation, serve the potato salad in a cast-iron skillet or enamel-coated Dutch oven.
  • To add a bit of texture and crunch, sprinkle some crumbled bacon or chopped nuts on top of the potato salad just before serving.
  • Serve the potato salad chilled or at room temperature, but be sure to keep it out of direct sunlight or high heat to prevent bacteria growth.

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