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Polish Potato Salad Recipe - Sałatka Kartofli or Sałatka Ziemniaczana

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Polish Potato Salad

Polish Potato Salad

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Polish potato salad known as sałatka kartofli (sah-WAHT-kah karr-TAW-flee), or more properly, sałatka ziemniaczana (sah-WAHT-kah zhyem-nyeeah-CHAH-nah) is made with carrots, celery, onion and dill pickles. As in all Polish salads, the vegetables are cut into 1/4-inch cubes and even finer for the onion, celery and pickles. The salad is bound with mayonnaise and sugar to taste, or salad dressing, which already contains sugar, can be used instead.

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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4-6 servings Polish Potato Salad


  • 1 1/4 pounds red or white potatoes cooked in their jackets, cooled, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 3/4 cup cold cooked carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped dill pickle
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mayonnaise and sugar to taste


  • In a large bowl, toss potatoes, carrots, celery, pickle, onion and salt and pepper. In a separate small bowl, mix mayonnaise and sugar (up to 4 teaspoons). Gently fold into potato mixture, making sure all the vegetables are coated. Chill, covered, until serving time.
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My Polish Mother's Potato Salad, Member fischerpat

Except for the sugar, this is my Polish mom's potato salad recipe. I always knew it was a little different with all the crunchy veggies, and now I know why! We always used Miracle Whip, which is a bit sweeter than mayonnaise, so the sugar would have been too sweet, in my opinion. I usually add chopped hard cooked eggs too. 'My' potato salad is always a hit!

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