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Old 04-14-2007, 12:05 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Constance
Jeez, Beth, that's not a salad, that's a meal! Sounds delish!

I do mine like Cjs, minus the bacon.
Guess I should have posted a yield!

Okay, here goes,

one large and one small bowl........We seem to go to a lot of pot lucks in the fall and this recipe was developed to yield a nice size bowl of potato salad for the pot luck and a small bowl that stays home

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Old 04-14-2007, 12:15 PM   #12
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One of our favorites...

Potatoes, red onion, fresh peas, tossed with mayo, spicy mustard & lots of fresh dill. If you make the "mayo" first & let it sit in the fridge it gets really dilly! (You can use frozen peas but fresh peas are so good when available).

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Old 04-14-2007, 01:44 PM   #13
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Beth, Yours sounds super. Will ad to my file. Thanks Aria
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Old 04-14-2007, 01:49 PM   #14
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In the late '60s, I entered a cooking contest with my potato salad, which was good enough to earn first place. Here it is:

(Serves 6)
4 cups cooked potatoes, diced
½ cup cucumber, peeled seeded and finely minced
1 Tbsp. onion, finely minced
¾ tsp. celery seed
3 hardboiled eggs
1½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1½ cups sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup Rosé wine vinegar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
Romaine lettuce leaves, for serving
Sliced hardboiled eggs, for serving
Paprika, for garnish

Separate egg whites from yolks. Set yolks aside and chop whites. Mix together lightly the potatoes, cucumber, onion, celery seed, chopped egg whites, salt, and pepper. In a small bowl or in a blender or food processor, combine egg yolks, sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, and mustard.

If using a bowl, mash egg yolks and blend all ingredients until smooth. If using a blender or food processor, blend until creamy. Add to the potato mixture and toss until all vegetables are well coated. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

To serve, line a large salad bowl with lettuce leaves. Spoon the potato salad into bowl, top with slices of egg and sprinkle generously with paprika.

Note: What I do to keep the cucumbers from being too wet is to let them sit on some paper towels in a colander while I chop the other ingredients and prepare the "dressing."
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:14 PM   #15
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Katie, I like the idea of cukes instead of celery for the crunch, and HH hates it anyway (celery). Yay, another variation!
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Old 04-14-2007, 03:35 PM   #16
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I make the dressing with yogurt, oil, vinegar and/or lemon juice, salt, sugar, onions.

Then the following optional ingredients(not all of them, each time)
black pepper
white pepper
boiled eggs
fresh herbs

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Old 04-14-2007, 04:09 PM   #17
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I don't put boiled eggs in mine. Eggs tends to give it that deviled egg smirk.
I generally make it for a bunch:

5 lbs of red potatoes (peeled & boiled)
1 pint jar of relish
1 pint jar of salad dressing
1/2 pint jar of yellow mustard

Toss & Serve.

I do agree with bethzaring about letting the potatoes cool. The potato salad holds up better and does not have a tendancy to get watery when stored.
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Old 04-14-2007, 05:38 PM   #18
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same as lyndalou with the addition of celery, lemon pepper and
a dash of garlic powder mixed in with the mayo. Sometimes I
use red onion or green onions.
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Old 04-14-2007, 06:22 PM   #19
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I've never like the traditional potato salad but I do love potatoes so I make my potato salad like this:

Dice potatoes and butternut pumkin (about 2cm cubes) and toss in olive oil and balsamic vinegar with salt and pepper. Bake in a hot oven until they get golden brown and caramalised a bit.

Toss the cooked potatoes and pumkin with some baby spinach and crumbled feta (while still warm so the spinach wilts) and serve. It's best served warm but it's nice cold too.

It's probably not what you had in mind but I love it.
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:36 PM   #20
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Katie, I had a dear friend, too soon gone, that put chopped fresh cucumber in her potato salad. I am not a cucumber lover, but it was delicious!
I never got her recipe (her mother's, actually). I've asked her husband and both daughters about it, but they don't have it either.
Yours recipe sounds a lot like Sara's. I'll bet it's REALLY good!

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