Tangy Potato Salad (Gluten Free)

One of my favorite summer foods is Potato Salad. Usually I make this potato salad every 4th of July but  with Memorial Day being the start of summer activities and BBQ season, what better time to make my favorite summer food? I am not a fan of just any potato salad though but love the tangy potato salad I grew up watching my mom make and then making myself, with just a little twist. I use cornstarch instead of flour, but then, maybe mom does too. I can’t remember.

My favorite potato salad and it's #glutenfree

Tangy Potato Salad {Gluten-free}


  • 8 medium/large potatoes ( I used russets)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 slightly beaten eggs (large or x-large)
  • 1 & 1/2 cups water.
  • 1-2 large carrots (or 10 baby carrots), diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  1. Boil 8 medium/large potatoes with skins on until they are tender, not mashed potato soft but soft enough to cut through, approximately 45 minutes.
  2. While your potatoes are cooking, cook up this tangy and delicious sauce, but take care you don’t cook on too high a heat or you will cook the eggs wrong.
  3. In a medium saucepan melt butter until just starting to brown. (My own addition since it always ends up browned for me.)
  4. In a bowl stir sugar, cornstarch, ground mustard.
  5. Add white vinegar, eggs and water. Mix well so the sugar partially dissolves.
  6. Add liquid to butter and constantly stir over medium heat until thickened.
  7. Pop in the refrigerator and cool.
  8. Mix vegetables and potatoes together.
  9. Pull cooled sauce from refrigerator and add mayonnaise.
  10. Whisk well until no lumps.
  11. Pour over potato and vegetables and mix well.
  12. Refrigerate overnight or 8 hours so the flavors mix well.

Serve with fried chicken, ribs or your favorite picnic entree. Personally, I’m looking forward to the burgers.

Gluten Free Meal Plan via Musings of a Housewife


Heather McCurdy writes at Real: The Kitchen and Beyond, where she provides easy, affordable recipes for busy families, allowing women to embrace the budget and spend more time with their families without the guilt of needing perfection.

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