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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, 12:40 PM   #1
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How do you make your potato salad?

Everyone seems to like different variations of potato salad. I had never heard of anyone putting sugar in potato salad, but I have seen several recipes with it lately. I could not imagine eating sweet potato salad. I was raised on potato salad with dill pickle, but in South Carolina everyone seems to make it with sweet pickle. Some prefer theirs hot, while others like theirs cold. I love cold potato salad. So, how do you like yours?


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Old 09-11-2005, 12:48 PM   #2
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I made a bowl of potato salad last week and received the best compliment of my cooking. I some of the potato salad to my dad for his lunch. He took it home and him and my mom had some for dinner. They said that it tasted as good as hers!! That made me feel so good.

Potato salad is the best cold. In my salad I put:

Plain mustard
Sweet pickle relish
Celery seed
Chopped onion
Salt and Pepper
2-3 hard boiled eggs

I never measure. I just start combining ingredients until I get the taste I want.

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Old 09-11-2005, 03:13 PM   #3
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I cook my potatoes in the microwave.
Cool enough to handle.
Peel and put in a bowl..smashing with a masher as I go.

Add: Mayo
Sweet relish
Mustard for color
Sometimes celery
Sometimes boiled egg (only if I know all will be used quickly)
Sugar to taste

Like Sierra...I don't measure...there is just that "certain" taste I want...and when you do 20 pounds of potato salad every week...you get the "feel" for it.
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Old 09-11-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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my Mom makes the best potato salad in the world. i have to ask her if it's okay to share it again.

she mixes helllman's mayo, evaporated milk, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. add mixture to taters, (she boils then peels them), boiled eggs, diced celery and minced onions,
my family prefers extra dressing mixture.
it's so yummy.

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Old 09-11-2005, 04:04 PM   #5
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I hate potato salads that are sweet. Ughhhhh I make mine with these ingredients.

Russet Potatoes
Hellmans Mayo
Yellow mustard
chopped green onions
celery seed or salt
salt and fresh ground pepper
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:29 PM   #6
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Boiled potatoes with skin and then peeled (I find this gives a better flavor)
salad dressing (similar to miracle whip)
sweet relish
chopped green pepper
chopped onion
chopped celery

Depending on my mood I will add any of the following- dill, boiled egg, or a mixture of a little sugar and vinegar that has been stired in with the dressing.

Served cold
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:58 PM   #7
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I make mine with

dill pickle
apple cider vinegar
sometimes boiled egg
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:39 PM   #8
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Russet Potatoes
Dill Pickles
Boiled Eggs
Kraft Real Mayonnaise
Yellow Mustard
Salt and Pepper
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:45 PM   #9
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I boil my potatoes (russetts) in the skins, then when they are cooled I peel them. Like abjcooking said, it gives them better flavor, and it gives them a nicer texture. I chop them into large chunks. While they are cooling, I chop onions, celery, dill pickle, and hard boiled eggs. I gently stir them in to the potatoes, with just enough Miracle Whip to bind everything together, and a big glob of prepared yellow mustard. If I don't have celery, I will use a little celery seed. I always serve it cold.

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Old 09-11-2005, 07:12 PM   #10
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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.

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