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Danish Sour Cream-Dill Potato Salad


This week I noticed somethingย lovely — as I walked outside, I didn’t need a winter jacket! Not only that, I felt fine in a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt! Our temperatures have climbed into the 40 degree range, even inching into the 50’s, and it feels wonderful!

Ahh! Spring really is on it’s way! The chickens are overjoyed to see grass and sunbathe in sunshine, the bunnies are hopping for joy and Marcie has once again began venturing outdoors!

Of course, Jonathan, the girls and I are pretty excited, too! I’ve found myself beginning to daydream of spring/summer picnics and barbecues — which in turn got me daydreaming about a deliciousย family recipe — Danish Warm Potato Salad or as Grandma would call it, Varm Kartoffle Salat.

The official first day of spring isn’t until March 20th, but I simply couldn’t wait that long to share this with you! Warm, creamy and so delicious — this recipe is sure to inspire you of spring/summer gatherings as well!


Danish Sour Cream-Dill Potato Salad

*I prefer to use all organic ingredients

16 small red potatoes

2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/3-1/2 of a red onion, finely chopped

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. sugar

2 tsp. dill, or to taste

5 Tablespoons sour cream


-Rinse potatoes well and cut into cubes. In a medium-size saucepan, cover potatoes with water, add a pinch of salt and boil for approximately 15 minutes or until tender.

-While potatoes are cooking, finely chop (by hand or in a food processor) 1/3 to 1/2 of a red onion. Saute onion in the olive oil until onion becomes soft — mix in salt and sugar.
-When potatoes have finished cooking, drain in a colander and pour back into the saucepan. Mix in onion mixture, dill and sour cream.
-Serve warm and enjoy!

Serves approximately 4-6 people


  1. Your dish looks delicious and like something MY grandmother would make. It’s balmy here too, so I guess it’ll be another year without apricots – their blossoms always freeze in a late frost after a warm February and March.

    1. Thank you so much, Darryl! It’s always so special making family recipes. The aroma coming from the kitchen yesterday reminded me so much of my sweet Grandma! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wonder if that’s what happened to my Mom’s apricot trees last year? Not a single apricot. ๐Ÿ™

  2. I love potato salad and your recipe sounds delicious! I’m back outside walking and am just looovvving it!

    1. Thank you so much, Julie! I know exactly what you mean–I’ve been able to walk this last week, and it’s been fabulous!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. The more I like red potatoes, the more I cannot find them here in Malta! They remind me so much of when J and I lived in the US. The are lovely as is this recipe which is bringing back so many great memories. We used to prepare a version of this in our church for the homeless. Good times. Thanks Anna for sharing! x

    1. Thank you so much, dear Roberta! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve used russet potatoes as well if those are easier to find. This is one of my spring/summer favorites! xo

      1. Thanks for the tip. Alas, here in Malta there are only two kinds: the local ones and the imported ones! Lol!

        1. Oh, I see! Lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

          1. I miss the huge choice I used to find in the US! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. We also have the same weather- lovely! This salad sounds so good, I love potatoes and would like to try an authentic salad like this one!! I pinned it and will try this! You have inspired me to think spring!!! I actually saw some blooming little bulbs I planted–purple. love ya little sis xxx

    1. I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe, dear Lynn! It’s one of my spring/summer favorites! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh how lovely to see blooming bulbs! It’s sunny today with bright blue skies, and the chickens are running through the yard with joy! I’ve tried to take their picture for you, but they come running up to me whenever I start to take their picture! Lol. I’ve got a lot of “close ups” ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll keep trying! love ya too, sis! xo

      1. That would be so cute!!

        1. Maybe I’ll have Aviah help me make a video to post of the chickens ๐Ÿ˜‰

          1. That would be amazing! I hope you do!

  5. This sounds so lovely Anna. Nothing beats family recipes and beautiful memories. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, dear Lynne! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you are having a wonderful weekend as well, my friend!

  6. Ooh this looks so yummy! So nice when Spring begins to show! ๐Ÿ™‚ I cannot wait!

    1. Thank you so much, dear Claire! Yes, spring is such a lovely time — flowers will soon be in bloom, the birds are happily chirping and I’m sure you can imagine how delighted our chickens are!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. I bet they are thrilled! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Love this kind of potato salad!! Thanks for the reminder. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Varm Kartoffle Salat sounds lovely! Is that fresh or dried dill? Thank you for sharing a family heirloom with us!

    1. Thanks so much, sweet Sadie! My pleasure to share! My Grandma would be delighted! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I used dried dill, but I’m sure fresh would work great, too!

  9. Isn’t it wonderful how food can bring back memories of early years with our families. Your potato salad sounds good and is a perfect accompaniment to your Swedish meatballs.

    1. Hello Karen! Thank you so much for stopping by! Yes, it is so wonderful and brings a special joy to mealtime! Thank you so much for your kind words!
      ~ Anna

      1. It was my pleasure.

  10. Potao salad is gorgeous, and yours looks particularly so, Anna. We have red potatoes here (called Desiree) which have a creamy-yellow flesh. I think I’d have to search to find many small ones though. The sour cream ‘sauce’ (If that’s what it’s called) sounds really delicious – a lovely warm treat.
    Glad your weather’s improving. It will be wonderful when spring finally arrives.

    1. Thank you so much, Millie! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, it’s wonderful to feel spring in the air! I hope you are having a lovely day, dear Millie!

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