Amish Potato Salad
The old-fashioned creamy potato salad has plenty of appeal. Unfortunately, the old-fashioned cooking method does not.
Why This Recipe Works
Amish potato salad is distinct for its egg-enriched, creamy cooked dressing and the sweet-and-sour flavor that comes from vinegar and sugar. We modernized this traditional recipe by ditching the traditional cooked-egg dressing. To keep the rich taste with less work, we processed a hard-cooked egg yolk in the dressing to mimic some of the heft of the cooked dressing. Sour cream added body, tang, and richness to the sweet-and-sour dressing, making up for the missing butter and oil. We set aside a few teaspoons of the dressing before adding the sour cream, and drizzled it over the hot cooked, cubed potatoes. This helped the potatoes soak up more of the rich flavor.