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Old 05-28-2011, 10:58 PM   #21
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My best potato salad trick is Italian dressing. As soon as the potatoes are cooked and chopped, toss them with Italian dressing and let it soak in while they cool. Proceed with your favorite potato salad recipe/veggies/dressings.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:06 PM   #22
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Welcome to DC! It depends for whom you are cooking. My "recurring nightmare" is my father saying "ich moetche kartoffle salad haben"(sorry abou the spelling errors). I make a potato salad that is oil and vinegar based. I boil "blue," "red," and white potatoes and make an "Italian like" dressing. Sorry, I don't measure and my recipes are "inspired" by others and I'm too shy to post those inspired recipes in case I violate copyright. Experiment!
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:15 PM   #23
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My best potato salad trick is Italian dressing. As soon as the potatoes are cooked and chopped, toss them with Italian dressing and let it soak in while they cool. Proceed with your favorite potato salad recipe/veggies/dressings.
sounds intriguing to me, but i'm a bit confused--is the italian dressing all the dressing that is needed for this dish? how would you finish it off--what else would you add, for instance, to complete this summer potato salad?
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:32 PM   #24
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sounds intriguing to me, but i'm a bit confused--is the italian dressing all the dressing that is needed for this dish? how would you finish it off--what else would you add, for instance, to complete this summer potato salad?
You proceed as if you had done nothing to the potatoes. Follow your favorite recipe. For a Memorial day picnic, which I shopped for today - LOL. I will use about 3 pounds of Yukon gold and a large sweet potato and toss with about a half a bottle of Italian. While that cools, I will chop a Vidalia onion, 4 or 5 hard boiled eggs, 10 or so radishes, 1 carrot and about 3 stalks of celery. Mix those with about a cup of frozen green peas and pickle relish, about 1/3 C, I guess, but I just look at it. Then mix the veg with 2 parts mayo, 1 part yogurt and 1 part mustard. Fold into the potatoes.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:03 AM   #25
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My best potato salad trick is Italian dressing. As soon as the potatoes are cooked and chopped, toss them with Italian dressing and let it soak in while they cool. Proceed with your favorite potato salad recipe/veggies/dressings.
Spot on Nora we do the same
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:57 AM   #26
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Welcome to DC! It depends for whom you are cooking. My "recurring nightmare" is my father saying "ich moetche kartoffle salad haben"(sorry abou the spelling errors). I make a potato salad that is oil and vinegar based. I boil "blue," "red," and white potatoes and make an "Italian like" dressing. Sorry, I don't measure and my recipes are "inspired" by others and I'm too shy to post those inspired recipes in case I violate copyright. Experiment!
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Hot marinated in oil and vinegar with some chopped onions, Minors beef stock, ground pepper, parsely, and some chopped lovage or European Maggi. For cold potato salad, the mayo with hard boiled eggs and sweet pickle relish works to.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:57 AM   #27
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My best potato salad trick is Italian dressing. As soon as the potatoes are cooked and chopped, toss them with Italian dressing and let it soak in while they cool. Proceed with your favorite potato salad recipe/veggies/dressings.
Mine too, but I use a packet of Italian Salad Dressing Mix as the only seasoning along with a capful of vinegar. Never any left over.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:16 PM   #28
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Some great ideas here! I usually make the standard Hellman's recipe, but this time I used the Italian Dressing packet, sweet relish, shallots and chive blossoms, and a mix of Hellman's Lite mayo and plain yogurt along with yellow mustard and vinegar. It's chilling right now, but even the unchilled results were delicious!
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I use a Julia Child recipe. It starts with a bit of chicken stock and apple cider vinegar with chopped dill pickles, also. If anybody is interested I can post the recipe.
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Thank's Rocky but most all of us can access Julia's recipes. Dill certainly can be a nice complement to potatoes.
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