Our Family's Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Salad

60 mins (prep 30, cooking 30)
11 ingredients
8 servings
This is truly a family tradition during the summer months. My mom makes it the best - I don't care how many times we follow the recipe - her's always tastes best - must be her touch of love that adds to the flavor. (Note: the cooking time includes boiling the potatoes and making the dressing)

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  • 3 lbs medium red potatoes (about 18-20 potatoes)
  • 1 cup onion, chopped (vidalia onion is preferred now)
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and diced (save bacon drippings in a small measure)
  • 2 -4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and diced (do not save these drippings)
  • bacon drippings, from the 6 slices of bacon only (see above)
  • 1/8-1/4 cup sugar (to taste)
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg, at room temperature, well beaten


Serving Size (77.52 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 32.69 Calories from Fat 0.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.09g 1.14%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 1.15%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 606.72mg 202.24%
Total Carbohydrate 7.76g 20.69%
Dietary Fiber 1.14 g 36.4%
Sugars 5.48 g %
Protein 0.59g 9.5%
Vitamin A 133.38IU% Vitamin C 3.23mg%
Calcium 20.99mg% Iron 0.22mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium red potatoes, slices bacon, slices bacon, bacon drippings, apple cider vinegar