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Old 05-01-2006, 01:59 PM   #1
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ISO Potato salad

anybody have a tried and true potato salad recipe... just a regular one.. like you would see at the deli department in a grocery store :)


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Old 05-01-2006, 02:08 PM   #2
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This is a very tasty salad, even if you're not a big fan of French Dressing.

Potluck Potato Salad

4-5 Medium Potatoes (4 cups)
1/4 C French dressing
1 C Diced Celery
1/4 C Finely Diced Onion
4 Hard-boiled Eggs-Sliced
1 tsp Salt
1/2 C Mayonnaise
1 tsp Celery Seed (ground)

Boil the potatoes whole in their skins. Peel and cut into approximately to cubes. Toss the French dressing with the warm potato cubes and refrigerate for at least two hours.

Gently mix in the remaining ingredients. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving, overnight is better.

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Old 05-03-2006, 09:11 AM   #3
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Thank you Andi.. I never thought of using french dressing :)
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:34 AM   #4
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slice your potatoes (or dice if using russetts which you can use if you are gentle.) boil in salted water, cool. do not over cook. for each potato boil 1 egg and crisp 1 slice of bacon. chop the egg and crumble the bacon.

the dressing: equal parts of mayo and sour cream, 1/4 part dijon or spicy mustard, tblspn each chives, dill weed, parsley...fresh if possible. 1 shallot minced, 1 stalk celery for every two potatoes, minced...add chopped eggs, crumbled bacon...mix...fold with potatoes when they are cool, let all meld in the fridge overnight if possible..adjust for salt. (You can add more mayo and sour cream by the tblspn if needed.) sprinkle with black pepper, papprika, before serving.

THis is a simple recipe and very tasty. Always gets compliments.
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:37 AM   #5
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another great one is new potatoes (or red skins) boiled with skins on, sliced in 1/2 or 1/4 if big, mixed with green beans sauteed with shallots, and dressed with a dijon, balsamic vinaigrette. (hot or cold) real nice.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:24 AM   #6
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You all have some great recipes. Robo, the one with the green beans is what I call French Potato Salad. It's a good one for picnics, because without the mayo, it won't spoil so easily.

My potato salad is very tasty, just plain old fashioned Southern Illinois fare.
Peel and cube potatoes (any kind) and boil till just fork tender. Drain. Mix with chopped hard-boiled eggs, Miracle Whip (I use Lite), mustard, sweet pickle relish, a little finely diced onion and celery (opt), salt and pepper. Sometimes I leave out the chopped celery and add a bit of celery seed instead. I think the pickle relish "makes" the salad.]

You can also go another route with the seaasoning, and add a package of Good Season's Zesty Italian Dressing. (I use that stuff for all sorts of things.)

It's always best to make your potato salad the night before and let the flavors meld. Remember that the potatoes soak up seasoning and liquids just like pasta, so be generous with mayo, salt and pepper.
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:32 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Debbie
anybody have a tried and true potato salad recipe... just a regular one.. like you would see at the deli department in a grocery store :)
Hi Debbie. The markets have so many varieties - some made with mustard or eggs, etc. I hate eggs in my potato salad. Also, some are way too vinagary for my taste. Not wild about relish in it either. I'm very picky 'bout my potato and macaroni salad.

For the most part - I like:

Red potatoes, with the skin on
a little mayo
chopped red onions or scallions/chives
fresh dill
shredded carrots, on occasion
A little curry powder - on occasion
salt and freshly-ground black pepper

You could add in asparagus, green beans or bacon - depending on your taste.

Here's one I posted, I hope you might like -- for something a little different:

Rec. Loaded Baked Potato Salad

I have a recipe for an antipasti potato salad, if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:44 PM   #8
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This is a very tried and true recipe of ours. It makes folks come back for seconds, but it's not for those watching their fat intake!

Vic's Favorite Potato Salad

8 lb. russet potatoes, boiled and cubed, and chilled

4 carrots, peeled & finely chopped
4 celery stalks, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 can large black olives, drained
3 small dill pickles, chopped
1 large jar of mayonnaise (Yes! the whole jar!)
2 Tbsp. mustard (or to taste)
1 Tbsp salt (or to taste)
1 Tbsp pepper (or to taste)

Mix all ingredients well. Chill till needed.
Add sliced hard boiled eggs to decorate the top of the salad, add a few small sprigs of parsley and sprinkle with paprika.
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Old 05-03-2006, 03:12 PM   #9
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Kim's potatoe salad...
6 medium potatoes peeled quarted and cooked till tender
4 eggs boiled and peeled and mashed
1/2 cup mayo
2 -4 TBS. sweet relish
1tbs. Paprika
combine all ingredients
garnish with paprika
serve warm or chill
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Old 05-03-2006, 03:28 PM   #10
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I don't have any plain "deli" type potato salad recipes, but do have 2 that have become real favorites. One is a Sour Cream/Blue Cheese; the other a Turkey Bacon German-style.

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