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Old Fashion Potato Salad Recipe

This could be a recipe reminiscent of your grandmother’s, for creating the most delicious homemade potato salad. Discover the full recipe, complete with step-by-step images to guide you through the process. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post to leave a comment and share with friends!

Old Fashion Potato Salad Recipe

One of my favorite dishes to whip up during the summer season is potato salad. Most of the time I go with my super simple recipes using mayonnaise and a few other ingredients I have on hand.  In this post I share one of the tastiest salad recipes I know you will love as much as we do!  Don’t be deterred by the fact that this homemade old-fashioned recipe tastes best when refrigerated for at least 6 hours.

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Old Fashion Potato Salad Recipe

Recipe by Bren HaasCourse: SideCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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This potato salad is likely the kind your grandma made from scratch. Made with fresh ingredients, it's bound to become your all-time favorite salad!


  • 6 medium potatoes

  • 1/2 cup of diced celery

  • 1/4 cup sweet onion diced

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh dill sprigs

  • Dressing
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons of sugar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of corn starch 

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • Topping
  • 4 eggs hard boiled and sliced

  • pinch of dill sprigs


  • Peel potatoes and cut in bite size pieces before boiling. Boiling should take about 10 minutes or until a fork can go into the piece easily.  Set aside after draining water.

  • While potatoes are cooking, dice up onion, celery and dill.

  • For Dressing mix cider vinegar, milk, sugar and egg yolk over medium heat.  Whisk in the corn starch and continue whisking until the mixture starts to thicken.  

  • Pour warm salad dressing mixture over the potatoes, onion, celery and dill that is in a mixing bowl.  Toss carefully before adding to serving bowl that will be refrigerated.  

  • After the potato salad has been refrigerated for up to 12 hours but no less than 6 top with sliced eggs and a dusting of fresh dill.  

  • This old fashion potato salad can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. It is best to serve after first 12 hours of refrigeration just so the potatoes can soak up the dressing.

More Potato Salads 

Potato salads are one of my favorite side dishes to serve throughout the year. Make sure to visit my website for more recipes. Click below for additional details!

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