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Potato Salad

This past weekend we, like many others, headed down to the lake for a celebration and I was asked to bring the potato salad. This recipe is a "wanna-be" Oma Janzen's potato salad that she has never written down the exact measurements for. What makes this one different from other good potato salads is that it has no mustard, no sweet taste, but rather a little "sour-ish" flavor. If you like pickles, you'll probably like this salad. Now, to decide how many potatoes to cook, I usually count 1 small -medium potato per person. But if it's a potluck with many salads, then half a potato per person should be enough.

  • 6 medium sized red potatoes
  • 3 - 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion, green onion or chives
  • 3 pickles
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (according to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Cook potatoes with a little salt until just done (approx 25 min). Easy to peel while still warm. (I like to keep some with the peel on for color) Boil eggs about 8 - 10 minutes. Allow potatoes and eggs to cool completely. Cube potatoes and eggs (use egg slicer for eggs), and slice pickles.
  2. Mix dressing ingredients and pour on potatoes mix, stirring gently to mix.
Mix the dressing according to taste. Add less or more vinegar and pickle juice, depending on how sour you like it. You can also make the salad more dry with less dressing or juicy with more dressing. Refrigerate before serving. Decorate with sprinkled paprika and parsley.


  1. I'm very hungry for potato salad Anneliese. .your recipe looks very much like mine. . though sometimes I do add a tiny squeeze of mustard. .
    Thank you for the recipe. . written down. .

  2. Yum.....I think I will try your potato salad THIS weekend.

  3. Mmm..I love potato salad and the more recipes the better!

  4. This looks much like my recipe (I add a few more eggs)...we had it over the weekend. Potato salad season is upon us...thanks for sharing your version!

  5. That's how I make and like potato salad: tangy, NOT sweet!

    I've had more discussions with people about the advantage of sweet v. sour potato salad. Everyone seems to be in one camp or the other.

  6. what kind of pickles do you use? Dill or sweet?

  7. we have community group today so I am going to make it. Thanks for sharing :-)

  8. I add pieces of crisp bacon and dry mustard. Sprinkle with paprika on top.


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