Traditional Amish Potato Salad
Get ready for a new take on regular potato salad. Traditional Amish potato salad is a great rendition of the standard American potato salad offering a shredded texture with a sweet and sour dressing.
This Amish shredded potato salad recipe is bound to be a hit at any summer barbecue or picnic. It is cool, and refreshing, and offers the perfect balance of creaminess, tanginess, and sweetness.
What is Traditional Amish Potato Salad?
Amish-style Potato salad is a traditional dish often served at Amish weddings, large gatherings, and picnics. Traditional Amish potato salad is a combination of shredded potato, eggs, celery, and onion. Topped with a creamy tangy dressing of mayo, vinegar, mustard, and sugar.
Amish vs. American Potato Salad: What's the difference?
The difference between Amish potato salad and regular potato salad is that Amish potato salad has more sweetness with sugar being the main difference in ingredients. Traditional Amish Potato Salad has more of a sweet and sour flavor compared to regular American potato salad.
How do you make Traditional Amish potato salad?
Traditional Amish Potato Salad uses shredded potato and egg which also makes Amish potato salad different than regular potato salad. The Amish often use a salad master to grate large quantities of shredded potato, however, in this shredded Amish potato recipe you can simply use a cheese or potato grater. Combine shredded potatoes and eggs with celery, onion, and dressing and you are ready to go!
Looking for a new picnic or BBQ accessory?
We suggest taking your next picnic or BBQ to the next level with one of our handwoven Amish baskets. Durable, reliable, and handmade by Amish families. Our Small Wicker Picnic Basket is perfect for intimate picnics for two.
Traditional Amish Potato Salad
Traditional Amish Potato Salad is an amazing way to enjoy one of our favorite ingredients, potatoes! This simple Amish Potato Salad spotlights shredded eggs and potatoes with a creamy mayonnaise dressing. If you have never tried a shredded potato salad, this recipe is for you.
4 cups cooked potatoes (shredded)
1 cup. Celery (chopped)
4 eggs, boiled
1/2 c. chopped onion (sweet or red)
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp mustard
4 tsp salt
3 tbsp. sugar
1/3 c. milk
Cook the peeled potatoes and eggs. Allow to fully cool before grating using sing a potato/cheese grater or salad master.
Combine vinegar, sugar, mustard, milk, and seasoning for the dressing.
Pour dressing over potatoes and gently toss to fully coat all ingredients. Be careful when mixing to avoid mushy potatoes.
Refrigerate for several hours or one day upon serving. Store for up to 3-5 days.
- Yukon Golds or Russet Gold potatoes are the best potatoes for this recipe. The starchiness is easier to grate or put through the salad master. Make sure not to overcook the potatoes and let them fully cool before grating.
- Be gentle when mixing dressing with the rest of the ingredients. The potatoes will be very delicate and break down easily.
- Try adding various spices or seasoning like dill, thyme, or cayenne pepper for a twist on this recipe.
How to store Traditional Amish Potato Salad?
Store Traditional Amish Potato Salad in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Best served hours upon mixing.