Kikuchan's Potato-Crab Salad

Kikuchan's Potato-Crab Salad


"A fluffy seafood-potato salad which can be served anytime. This is a fancy version of the salad that's on every respectable plate lunch in Hawaii. Feel free to substitute a can of tuna, a can of baby shrimp, or 1/2 lb. of shredded imitation crabmeat for the real stuff. Note: Most potato salads in Hawaii do not include mustard"


1 h 50 m servings 215 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 27g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 316 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place potatoes into a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook over medium-high heat for 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain, peel and dice while still hot. This is what will make the salad fluffy. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
  2. In a large serving bowl, toss together the potatoes, eggs, crabmeat, black olives and carrot. Sprinkle with sugar, and stir in enough mayonnaise to moisten. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill until ready to serve.
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  1. 24 Ratings


My family loves crab and I thought this was a winner. It was just ok. We are from the South, so maybe we just need to stick to potatoes, eggs, mayo and spicy brown mustard in our potato salad....

I loved this recipe and so did my family. The eggs made it so fluffy and tasty. Will be making this one again.

I made this for my parents 50th wedding anniv. We had a luau and everyone raved about it. Easy and tastes great!

This is EXCELLENT - I added a little dill, just because i love the stuff and ALWAYS use it potato salad. SO easy and delicious - this is now a standard in my home. Thanks!

This salad was just missing something. Plus,it was just too time consuming to peel the skins off while they were hot, unless there is some secret way of doing it, it took way to long peeling it ...

We found this to be a bit bland. All in all it was just okay. Thanks anyway!

Much better than the Hawaii plate lunch "macaroni salad"! Thanks for putting the recipe passed down among Hawaii families in writing. I do add about 1/2 cup of cooked salad macaroni and much m...

It was good, but I think there are better uses for crab. Would not make again.

I tried this salad at a pot luck and very much enjoyed it. I made it myself and it didn't taste nearly as good. Peeling the hot potatoes was very difficult and time consuming. I don't think I'll...