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Old 05-24-2005, 10:55 AM   #1
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Need FLAVORFUL Potato Salad recipe ASAP

Hi - We have an impromptu picnic tonight and we've been asked to bring potato salad. I could run to the store and buy their premade junk, but I'd really LIKE to do it myself.

I've had many PS that were bland to the point of being almost tasteless. I know I like ones that have mustard in them.

Also - I don't have any real Mayo - we just have Miracle Whip on hand.


Thanks for any help you can give.

Oh yeah - can the potatoes be nuked to save time? Or will it make the texture wrong for PS? (if so - suggestons here would be great too)

(8:53 am Tuesday)

THANK YOU!!!!!

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Old 05-24-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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Here is how I do mine. I don't know if nuking the potatoes would be a flavorful. Never used anything but Duke's mayo, so not sure how anything else tastes.

Cube the potatoes and boil until tender. Drain, then add hard-boiled eggs, onion, dill pickles. Salt & pepper.

You could probably add a little mustard if you like.

I normally just add eggs, onions and pickles to taste.
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Old 05-24-2005, 11:18 AM   #3
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Here's an oldie that our family likes.


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 05-24-2005, 11:20 AM   #4
 
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Originally Posted by Rainee
Here is how I do mine. I don't know if nuking the potatoes would be a flavorful. Never used anything but Duke's mayo, so not sure how anything else tastes.

Cube the potatoes and boil until tender. Drain, then add hard-boiled eggs, onion, dill pickles. Salt & pepper.

You could probably add a little mustard if you like.

I normally just add eggs, onions and pickles to taste.
Basically I do as Rainee does, but I use sweet pickles, chopped celery, boiled eggs, onion, salt and pepper, and mustard.

I add a tsp or so apple cider vinegar and a tsp or so sugar, tasting as I go along til I get it right. Then, a dash of paprika.
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Old 05-24-2005, 11:24 AM   #5
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And Miracle Whip is fine. It is a bit zingier than mayo so will be just right for potato salad.
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Old 05-24-2005, 11:38 AM   #6
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Thanks for the great ideas! I LOVE this site - you all are always so fast to reply!

And I'm so ignorant on cooking sometimes...i thought you had to bake the potatoes - boiling sounds much easier/faster!

Have a great day all! Maybe one day I'll see a question I know something about and can help answer too
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Old 05-24-2005, 12:29 PM   #7
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I cube and cook the potatoes first, then use hardboiled eggs, Miracle Whip Lite, mustard, sweet pickle relish, some finely diced onion, little celery seed, and paprika. It's better after it sets for a while, so I always make it the day before.
Thing being, potatoes soak up a lot of seasoning, so you need to over-season a bit.
Sometimes I have add an envelope of Good Seasons Zesty Italian dressing mix, and that's really good!

I have a friend who likes a really CRUNCHY potato salad, and he uses lots of chopped celery, red onions and peppers in his, and new potatoes with their skins on. It's different than mine, but very good.
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Old 05-24-2005, 02:04 PM   #8
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Here's one I posted a while back. It does call for mayo, but you can easily sub with miracle whip.

Vic'sFavoritePotatoSalad

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 05-24-2005, 06:05 PM   #9
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DH's family mash their potatoes for salad..that way all the potatoe is flavored and you don't bite into a chunk of potatoe with out dressing..they use vinigar, salad dressing and mustard ..eggs and onions.
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:19 AM   #10
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i love potato salad- my grandma's recipe is much the same as the others posted here with pickles, eggs, onion but we also add fresh dill and some sour cream combined with the mayo and mustard. The big trick is to add some vinegar to the potatoes when they are still warm- this way they are more willing to soak up the flavor. I usually boil them already chopped so they cook quicker, making sure to add ample salt, let them cool till they are manageable by hand, and sprinkle with white vinegar and pepper and toss. Then wait till they cool to assemble the remaining ingredients.

yummy, im going to make some potato salad today!
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