Best Amish Potato Salad Recipe: The Amish Have Potato Salad Recipes Down to a Science by 30Seconds Food

Best Amish Potato Salad Recipe: The Amish Have Potato Salad Recipes Down to a Science

Eggs, celery, carrots and vinegar are the key notes in an Amish potato salad. And the Amish know exactly how to add the ingredients so the flavors pop. This creamy Amish potato salad recipe starts with buttery Yukon Gold potatoes and ends with crunchy celery and carrots

This perfect potato salad recipe gets its tang from healthy apple cider vinegar, and it's an ideal side dish during the warmer weather months (or anytime). 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus time to chill 
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes plus time to chill 

Servings: 8 to 10


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 celery rib, chopped fine
  • 1 carrot, chopped small

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Add the potatoes to boiling salted water and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Combine the vinegar and sugar in a bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves. Put the vinegar and sugar into a blender. Add the mustard, 1 egg yolk (keep the egg white) and celery seed. Season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. 
  3. Pour half the mixture over the cooked potatoes and stir. 
  4. Stir the sour cream into the remaining vinegar mixture. 
  5. Stir the sour cream mixture into the potatoes. 
  6. Chop the remaining eggs and egg white into small pieces. Stir in the eggs, carrots and celery. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with additional hard-boiled eggs, if desired.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh. My. Goodness. I love potato salad and this one sounds PERFECT! #yum
This looks amazing! 😋
Mary Liz Pack-Kifer
I am surprised to see an Amish recipe recommend the use of a blender. Other than that the recipe sounds great
Donna John
I hear you, Mary Liz Pack-Kifer ! I thought the same exact thing. Funny thing is, so many Amish recipes do call for blenders or food processors. Guess they're adapted for the electricity-using crowd. :-) I have no doubt that the Amish can make it just as good without these kitchen appliances though.
Hector Wasapup
I have worked with the Amish in central Wisconsin. They have a unique blender powered by a mule. Through a complicated gear based system the mule walks in a circle powering the children will whip the mule to make it move faster if high speed blending is needed.

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