Homemade Amish Potato Salad, does it get any better? The rich, sweet, creamy salad highlights any BBQ, summer picnics, or potluck dinner. With a sweet and sour dressing with a creamy texture, crispy veggies, and spices, this is the best potato salad recipe I know.
Peel the potatoes and slice them so they’re about the same size (that way, they will be done at the same time).
1 ½ pounds potatoes
Put them in a pot and add the two eggs. Cover with enough cold water, so everything is covered, and bring to a boil.
Turn the heat down and let it cook for 13 minutes. Remove the eggs and let them cool. Peel the eggs and chop them coarsely.
Simmer the potatoes further until they are done. You can check that by pricking a fork into a potato. When it has no resistance, the potatoes are done.
Drain and spread the hot potatoes on a baking plate, so they can air dry and cool down to room temperature.
Mix the cooled potatoes, chopped eggs, carrot, celery, and onions in a large bowl. Mix gently; you don’t want to make a mash.
1 carrot, 1 stalk celery, 2 medium onions
Mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar, paprika, and salt in a medium bowl. Add to the large bowl and mix gently, so everything is coated.
½ cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 tablespoons mustard, 2 tablespoons sugar, ½ teaspoon smoked paprika powder, ½ teaspoon salt
Cover the bowl with plastic foil and let it cool in the fridge for at least an hour (but you can store it longer).
1. Potatoes - Use floury potatoes to make this recipe. Russet, Doré, King Edward, and Maris Piper are great choices. Start by peeling the potatoes. And cut them into equal slices. Boil until tender, and cool them thoroughly before adding them to the salad.2. Vinegar - To give a bit of a tangy flavor to the dressing. The Amish use white vinegar, but you could also use apple cider or white wine vinegar.3. Celery - Finely chopped. Make sure to cut fine pieces. Otherwise, the celery can be overwhelming in flavor.4. Storage
Refrigerator - In the fridge, you can store the potato salad covered with plastic foil (or in an airtight container) for up to three days. I bet you will enjoy it more after a day because the storing will enhance the flavor.
Freezer - Don’t store it in the freezer; this will make the potatoes mushy when thawed.
5. Nutritional value - The nutritional value is per serving, assuming eight servings.