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Old 07-06-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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Potato salad bombed

oh boy, my potatoe salad directions said cook until tender but firm. They seemed tender but firm. Now that it's ALL mixed with the mayo and other stuff - I taste it and there are Certainly FIRM. I also didn't cut the potatoe pieces small enough. I don't think it's going to be a big hit at tomorrows cookout. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. I'm not making it all over again. I would say there cooked, but a bit too firm for my taste when it comes to potatoe salad. I knew I should of cooked them to they were very soft like I do most of my potatoes. They are red potatoes.

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Old 07-06-2007, 11:15 AM   #2
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I have done the red potatoes whole boiled them and then cut them up. I have done them cut up first and then boiled. I've done a blend of yellow skin and red (yukon gold and cheiftan). I find I always poke them with a kitchen fork or skewr that parts with no resistence and then that is done not by a timer
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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Next time make sure that they are done before you make up the salad. And remember that they do have to be somewhat firm or your salad will disintegrate (though some people like it that way).

Keep trying and you'll get it right soon.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:30 AM   #4
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I had poked a fork through a bunch of them and the fork went right through the potatoe. It seemed like it was done to me. but now they seem firm. maybe people will like it after all.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:39 AM   #5
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Firm is OK by me but CRUNCHY is not. I bet it will be fine!
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:00 PM   #6
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Next time make sure that they are done before you make up the salad...Keep trying and you'll get it right soon.
I agree w JM. The fork may go thru, but that doesn't mean it's done/cooked thru. Taste it. If the potatoes taste raw, dump it. It took me a little trial and error to get pasta just right, when I first started cooking. The key, for me is, taste as you go along.
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:07 PM   #7
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It's happened to me several times. I find there's a fine line between undercooked, perfectly cooked, and mush.
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I'm afriad that SOME of the potatoes taste a "LITTLE" crunchy. and some taste just fine.

Should I really toss the entire thing?
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:18 PM   #9
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How about if legend tries to nuke the potato salad now?

Think that would work? I would try it, if it were me.

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Old 07-06-2007, 01:23 PM   #10
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How about if legend tries to nuke the potato salad now?

Think that would work? I would try it, if it were me.

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For how long do you think? and than put it back in the refrigerator to get cold again.
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