Amazing Potato Salad

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I found this recipe in my Food and Wine magazine back in June 1997. The lady who created it is named Elizabeth. I have been making it this way since then. I have made it for parties and it is so liked by everyone that most people leave with the recipe. I hope you all enjoy this as much as we have. NOTE: Cook time and prep time does not include cooling times for eggs and potatoes. Don't let the amount of servings scare you, I normally reduce the amounts depending on how many people I am feeding. Just cut everything in half.

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  • add   2 tablespoons sugar
  • add   7 lbs large baking potatoes
  • add   2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • add   fresh ground pepper
  • add   2 cups mayonnaise
  • add   1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • add   3 large celery ribs, cut into small pieces (optional)
  • add   3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • add   salt
  • add   2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • add   12 large eggs
  • add   1 large onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • add   1 tablespoon paprika


  1. In a large saucepan, cover the eggs with warm water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Boil for 2 minutes, cover and remove from heat and let stand for 12 minutes.
  3. Drain the eggs and cool under running water.
  4. When eggs are cool, peel and refrigerate until cold.
  5. Put the potatoes in a large pot and add water to cover.
  6. Add 3 tbsps.
  7. salt and bring to a boil over high heat.
  8. Cook until potatoes are completely tender but not falling apart,about 25 minutes.
  9. Drain ad spread out on baking sheet to cool slightly.
  10. Peel the potatoes while they are still warm, then let cool.
  11. In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the milk,mustard, vinegar, sugar and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
  12. Thinly slice the eggs and transfer to a bowl.
  13. Cut the potatoes into chunks.
  14. In a large bowl gently mix the eggs, potatoes, onions, and celery with the dressing.
  15. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving bowl.
  16. Sprinkle with paprika and chives.
  17. Note: The potato salad can be refrigerated for up to 1 day.
  18. Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before serving.
  19. Also, the eggs, potatoes, and dressing can be refrigerated separately for up to 2 days.
  20. Bring to room temperature before assembling.