Mamm's Best Potato Salad

Mamm's Best Potato Salad

Always a classic, this recipe for Mamm's Best Potato Salad features just the basics, nothing fancy. This old-fashioned potato salad recipe includes hearty and satisfying ingredients like onion, bacon and, of course, potato, so you know you're going to leave the table with a happy stomach. When you're looking for dishes that are simple, a bit rustic and full of flavor, look no further than this easy potato salad recipe. It's one of those Amish recipes that we just can't get enough of!


  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 10 strips bacon
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar + water
  • celery seed, to taste


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into slices. Boil until soft.
  2. Fry bacon until semi-crisp. Remove from pan and save, leaving the fat in the pan.
  3. Fry the flour, sugar, and celery seed in the fat until smooth and bubbly.
  4. Add the vinegar-water and bring to a boil.
  5. Add potatoes, remove from heat, cover until ready to serve. Add bacon strips before serving. 



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This salad looks interesting. I would imagine that you could eat it hot or cold. It is true that this potato salad is full of hearty flavor with the fried bacon and onions. I would add some frozen peas before removing from the heat to add in a bit of sweetness.

1 cup vinegar + much water???


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