Amish Potato Salad


Recipe: Amish Potato Salad


  • 6 cups potatoes, firm-cooked
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped fined
  • 1 cup celery, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup salad dressing
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Chop potatoes, eggs, onion and celery finely. Place in bowl.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients in another bowl. Mix well.
  3. Pour in parts and mix with potato mixture until desired wetness is received.
  4. Mix well to blend. Chill until ready to serve.


  1. Wow, that’s a lot of sugar. Is it a misprint/typo? OR is this a super sweet potato salad. I’d be afraid to try it as written.

    The dressing reminds me of the one I make for a broccoli salad, only with much less sugar..

    • No typo, it is supposed to be sweeter than most potato salads. If you cut the sugar down, it becomes more of a German style, which is good as well.

      • Thank you for the quick reply. I’m absolutely going to have to try this. It’s intriguing. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Maybe over the weekend.

  2. Oh, by the way. I just reread the ingredients and see it uses salad dressing (miracle whip I presume) instead of mayo. I never buy miracle whip. Would mayo be OK to substitute? If not I’ll get a small jar.

    • Mayo would be fine. The flavor will be a bit different with the missing seasonings, but I’m sure it will still be delicious.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Comment moderation is enabled. Your comment may take some time to appear.