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View Poll Results: How do you like your potato salad?
Made with sugar. 9 18.75%
Made without sugar. 20 41.67%
Made with dill pickle. 13 27.08%
Made with sweet pickle. 16 33.33%
Served cold. 39 81.25%
Served hot. 2 4.17%
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:41 PM   #11
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My traditional potato salad has Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped (I think they cook more evenly that way), hard boiled eggs, Miracle Whip Lite, mustard, little finely chopped onion and celery, sweet relish, salt, pepper and a packet of Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix. I always like to decorate the top with egg slices and a sprinkle of paprika.
I also like French Style potato salad, made with new potatoes, coarsly chopped red onions, green beans, diced sweet red peppers, and chopped fresh parsley with a Dijon vinaigrette dressing. (Prepared Good Seasons with a dollop of Dijon.) Serve this one at room temperature. It's great for picnics and such because you don't have to worry about spoilage.
And I love good German Potato Salad! My husband recently went to a car show/festival in the little German farming community (pop 400) where our daughter lives. He brought me back a plate of fried chicken and hot German potato salad that was to die for. Do any of you all have a good recipe for it?

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Old 09-11-2005, 08:07 PM   #12
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Boiled potatos with skin on, hard boiled eggs,chopped onions, chopped celery,Miracle whip mixed with sm amt of sugar, vineger, and sweet relish, mustard, salt and prpper to taste.The potato salad is not sweet, the viniger off sets the sugar and the blend of both gives a zing. Everyone likes their salad different.

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Old 09-11-2005, 09:15 PM   #13
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My mother's recipe, which Mr. BB and I prefer, sounds like Luvs Food's mother's recipe, but the kids don't like hardboiled eggs, so if they're going to eat it, I make it the way Bangbang makes his.

One recipe that we all agree on is this version of German potato salad, served warm. Yes, it calls for sugar, 1/2 to 3/4 cup, to be exact!

10 medium new potatoes
Pinch of salt
Finely chopped onion
1 tbsp. bacon drippings
1 tbsp flour
1 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
8 slices bacon
chopped parsley

The potatoes are boiled in their skins 'til almost done, cooled and cut into thin slices. Mix potatoes and onion. Add the flour to the warmed bacon drippings. Mix the vinegar, water and sugar together and add to the drippings and flour mixture, stirring until thickened. Pour over potatoes and onions and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

Warm slightly before serving, adding and mixing in crumbled pieces of fried bacon. Top with parsley.
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:20 AM   #14
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I like my potato salad with (I never really measure the amount of each items... I just adjust the composition as I feel right each time...)

potatoes, peeled, diced and boiled on the slightly soft side
diced carrots (precooked)
peas (fresh or frozen, quickly cooked)
corn kernels (frozen or from tin)
hard boiled egg, chopped
crispily cooked bacon, flaked
chopped flat leaved parsley
mixed with
mayonnaise (never the "light" version or miracle whip type thingy)
a touch of sour cream
a touch, just a tiny touch of cardamom
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Old 09-12-2005, 12:32 PM   #15
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Mine is very sinple.

dill pickle
mayo (Duke's)
hard boiled egg
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Old 09-12-2005, 12:34 PM   #16
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I like my potatoes fried or baked... sorry, I never have liked
them as a salad.
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:17 PM   #17
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Aside from without sugar and cold, if I can find them I use super sweet dills - so I didn't know how to answer the pickle part because it's both! lol If I can't find super sweet I use sweet pickle relish.

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Old 09-13-2005, 01:36 AM   #18
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I don't like Miracle Whip or eggs in my salad, Ughhhh
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Old 09-13-2005, 03:54 AM   #19
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I like my potato salad the German...or I should say the Franconian way. There are many ways in Germany to make potato salad, each region has it's own potato salad style!
I don't like mayo or sugar in my potato salad. And I also don't like eggs or pickles in it, just potatoes.

potatoes (cooked in the skin, peeled and cut in slices)

for the dressing
salt, pepper

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Old 09-13-2005, 04:55 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Robo410
Russetts, real mayo, real sour cream, a little dry mustard, fresh herbs: dill parsley chives, shallot, hard boiled eggs (1 per potato), crisped bacon (as much as you like) sea saslt and pepper.

If I'm having it as an entre rather than a side, I will serve it with Greek Olives and anchovies as well.
Mine are very similar except I have never used mustard, I'll try that next time. I love dill with potato salad. My aunty puts peas in hers (YUK- I hate peas!)

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