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Old 04-03-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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Exclamation Best potato salad recipe?

hi all. this is my first time on this site but i have already found some great ideas. After seeing the wealth of knowledge of the users i decided to ask for some help. i am a member of the loyal order of the mosse aka mosse club. we all take turns cooking at the lodge on fridays. next friday is my wife and my turn.we have cooked steaks, baked taters, garlic toast and got rave reviews but this time we are changing it up. the menu is barbequed chicken, brett's (me) baked beans, tater salad, and homemade biscuits.now the chicken,baked beans and biscuits are on lock. but the tator salad i am not so sure. my wife uses my moms recipe and its just bland. now i cant tell mama that and ask what to do, so i thoght i would as the users here. if possible with the recipe include one for serving 6-10 for home use and one for serving 40-50 for use at the lodge. anyhelp is greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:51 PM   #2
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Don't know if my recipe will fit your bill, but it won a cooking contest in Washington, DC in 1969. Here it is if you wish to try it:


(Serves 6)
4 cups cooked potatoes, diced
½ cup cucumber, peeled seeded and finely minced
1 small onion, finely minced
¾ tsp. celery seed
3 hardboiled eggs
1½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1½ cups sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup Rosé wine vinegar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
Romaine lettuce leaves, for serving
Sliced hardboiled eggs, for serving
Paprika, for garnish

Separate egg whites from yolks. Set yolks aside and chop whites. Mix together lightly the potatoes, cucumber, onion, celery seed, chopped egg whites, salt, and pepper. In a small bowl or in a blender or food processor, combine egg yolks, sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, and mustard.

If using a bowl, mash egg yolks and blend all ingredients until smooth. If using a blender or food processor, blend until creamy. Add to the potato mixture and toss until all vegetables are well coated. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

To serve, line a large salad bowl with lettuce leaves. Spoon the potato salad into bowl, top with slices or egg and sprinkle generously with paprika.

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Old 04-03-2009, 08:45 PM   #3
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I use Yukon gold potatoes cube them and dress with oil and vinegar, then I add diced red onion, hard cooked eggs,cubed, celery diced, dill pickles if you like them sweet can be used as well instead of dill, diced crisp bacon, add mayo and mix well I then add just enough mustard to give it a slight tint. some fresh chopped parsley for extra color and flavor and give it a taste..If you like a tartness add some more vinegar..Salt and pepper
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:46 PM   #4
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Maybe give us an idea of the recipe you usually use and we can suggest ways to perk it up so you won't have to learn a whole new recipe.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:43 PM   #5
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When I cater or bring a dish, everyone always asks for this particular potato salad. It's super easy, pototoes, peas & red onion tossed in dill mayo. Mix mayo, dijon mustard & lots of fresh dill, s&p, let sit in the fridge then toss with potato, peas & onion untul well coated. If you want to change it up, you can add blanched green beans or asparagus, hard boiled egg, or red/orange/yellow pepper for some color. Enjoy & have fun hosting!
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:27 PM   #6
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I'm "famous" (lol!!) for this one. It virtually accompanies me - by request - to nearly every food outing I'm invited to. Heart attack on a plate, but rich enough & strongly flavored enough to stand up to the best barbecue.

"Breezy Blue Cheese Potato Salad"

3 pounds "White Rose" potatoes (or any other thin-skinned
waxy white potato of your choice)
1 cup minced red or Vidalia onion - or shallots
6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and quartered lengthwise
1 16-ounce container of sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 cup crumbled blue cheese + extra for sprinkling over the top for garnish
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
Parsley for garnish

Cook the unpeeled potatoes in boiling water until tender when pierced with a thin knife or skewer and drain. As soon as they are cool enough to handle, but still warm, cut them into large chunks and place in a large bowl with the onion and the hard-boiled eggs. In another bowl mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, blue cheese, salt, pepper, and paprika. Pour over the potatoes and mix gently. Garnish with the extra crumbled blue cheese & parsley and refrigerate until ready to serve.

(I doubled the above recipe for a large platter I brought to a tailgate party. The above "as is" would probably serve anywhere from 6 to 8 people depending on what else you were serving and how much they like blue cheese. Simply multiply accordingly.)
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:43 PM   #7
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Wow these all sound great. Breezy, have you ever tried feta instead of blue cheese? Think it would be too sharp in that recipe?
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:00 PM   #8
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Alix - I've never been a fan of feta in creamy preparations, but that's just personal preference.

I do make a "Greek Potato Salad" that's essentially just a "Greek Salad" with cooked potatoes subbing for the lettuce. Pretty much just potatoes, white wine vinegar & extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh dill, diced red onions, chopped Kalamata olives, diced cucumber, & lots of crumbled feta cheese, of course. Basically whatever you'd add to your favorite Greek Salad minus the lettuce & adding cooked potatoes.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:28 PM   #9
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Potato Salad

Red potatoes - washed, unpeeled & cubed, boiled in salted water
Celery - chopped fine
Scallions - chopped fine, green included
Fresh parsley - chopped fine
Sour cream
White vinegar
Dry mustard
Salt and ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients except potatoes in a bowl to taste. Add cooked potatoes and gently stir. Chill before serving.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:10 AM   #10
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I love potato salad with eggs, celery, cukes, onion, mayo. lil grated carrot, but hubbie doesn't he just like the potato and mayo mixed with lil mustard & dill and then lil eggs chopped up.

so when i am cooking potatoes, i add to the water, onion, dill, celery seed, lil thyme, S &p the potatoes come out nice and flavored

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