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Dad's Potato Salad


The BEST potato salad ever!

Rate this recipe 3.9/5 (117 Votes)


  • 6-8 large russet potatoes
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 4 hard boiled eggs


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Put a LARGE pot of water up to boil.
Meanwhile...chop onion, celery, and hard boiled eggs and set aside.

Step 2

Once pot is boiling, add potatoes (with skin on) and boil until fork tender.

Step 3

Remove potatoes from water and let sit on paper towels until they are cool enough to handle, but NOT cold.

Step 4

Remove potato peels with fingers and discard, they should come off easily. Cut potatoes into 6-8 pieces each and place in large bowl.

Step 5

While potatoes are still warm, add onions, celery and eggs to potatoes, and gently fold in. (egg yolks will "melt" into potatoes) GENEROUSLY salt and pepper potatoes.

Step 6

Combine mayonnaise and sour cream, add to potatoes. Stir to coat.
*(If more is needed, just remember to add twice as much mayonnaise as sour cream)

Step 7

Add lemon juice, stir gently.

Step 8

Cover and chill in fridge for 2 hours or more before serving.

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  • Peanuts
  • Carrot
  • Mango
  • Rocket
  • 2 limes
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Red onion, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper



  1. Lightly sautée the peanuts until golden.
  2. Take the carrots and cut into thin slices.
  3. Peel the mango and slice into thin strips.
  4. Squeeze the juice from 2 limes into a bowl, and add olive oil, soy sauce, minced onion, salt and pepper.
  5. In a bowl, toss together the mango, carrot, rocket, and lime-soy dressing.
  6. Enjoy!

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