Old Fashioned Potato Salad Recipe

2013-07-26
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  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    176
  • Total Fat

    2.7g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.4g
  • Cholesterol

    40mg
  • Sodium

    220mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    34.8g
  • Dietary Fiber

    2.5g
  • Protein

    3.1g
  • Vitamin A

    2%
  • Vitamin C

    33%
  • Calcium

    2%
  • Iron

    4%
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This old fashioned potato salad is made with a boiled dressing. You don’t see that as often these days but it is quite good.

The sauce is creamy with a bit of kick from cider vinegar and turmeric, but is nice and rich too with the bit of butter that is added.

Creamy Potato Salad

 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups potatoes, cooked, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Method

Step 1

Cook the potatoes whole, with their skins on. When they are cooked and cooled, peel the skins off with a knife and cut them into small cubes.

Step 2

In a heavy saucepan or top of a double boiler mix the sugar, flour, dry mustard, salt and turmeric. Stir together well. Whisk in milk, egg yolk and vinegar.

Step 3

Cook the mixture over a saucepan of simmering water or in a double boiler, over medium heat, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in the butter. Let the mixture cool, stirring often. The dressing will keep thickening as it cools.

Step 5

Pour the dressing over the potatoes and mix lightly until thoroughly combined.

Makes 6 servings.

Options:

  • You can add 1/4 of a red pepper, finely chopped if you would like. Add it to the potatoes before you add the dressing.
  • 1 stalk of celery, finely chopped, plus 1/2 onion finely chopped are also nice additions. Add them when you would add the pepper.

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