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Old 04-14-2007, 07:38 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Constance
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!
It is good. At least good enough to win a cooking contest those many years ago.

Buck doesn't like cucumbers at all and he loves this potato salad. That's a good enough endorsement for me.

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Old 04-14-2007, 10:47 PM   #22
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Last week we tried a cilantro potato salad in our new grocery store. It was delicious and different! Let me know if you'd like the recipe.

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Old 04-15-2007, 07:38 AM   #23
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Potatoes, hard boiled eggs, 1/2 mayo, 1/2 miracle whip, salt, pepper.
Easy and delicious!
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:34 PM   #24
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Here's one I've been making for many years now that I am perennially asked for. Yes, it's a heart attack on a plate, but SO good - especially if you're a blue cheese lover.

And, although I don't have the recipe here in front of me, I also make a killer warm German-style potato salad using turkey bacon, if anyone's interested.

"Blue Cheese Potato Salad"

3 pounds "White Rose" potatoes (or any other thin-skinned
potato of your choice)
1 cup minced red or Vidalia onion - or shallots
6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and quartered lengthwise
1 16-ounce container of sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 cup crumbled blue cheese + extra for sprinkling over the top for garnish
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
Parsley for garnish

Cook the unpeeled potatoes in boiling water until tender when pierced with a thin knife or skewer and drain. As soon as they are cool enough to handle, but still warm, cut them into large chunks and place in a large bowl with the onion and the hard-boiled eggs. In another bowl mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, blue cheese, salt, pepper, and paprika. Pour over the potatoes and mix gently. Garnish with the extra crumbled blue cheese & parsley and refrigerate until ready to serve.

(I doubled the above recipe for a large platter I brought to a tailgate party. The above "as is" would probably serve anywhere from 6 to 8 people depending on what else you were serving and how much they like blue cheese. Multiply accordingly.)

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Old 04-15-2007, 07:46 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by cjs
potatoes, hard-cooked eggs, sweet pickle relish, celery, red onion, bacon bits (freshly cooked bacon), coated with a mixture of either mayo or miracle whip and mustard - s & p.

...and what do you put in yours???
Your potato salad sounds a lot like mine. It only needs a piece of hot fried chicken to go with it.

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Old 04-15-2007, 08:58 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Dina
Last week we tried a cilantro potato salad in our new grocery store. It was delicious and different! Let me know if you'd like the recipe.
Dina - I made up a cilantro and lime potato salad recipe - it was really good. I know you enjoyed what you had! Another one I did was lime and thyme.

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Old 04-16-2007, 06:43 AM   #27
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"It only needs a piece of hot fried chicken to go with it." - oh boy,I'm with you!!
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:22 AM   #28
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After reading this thread yesterday, I had to make potatoe salad

Mine is similar to many of yours; potatoes, celery, onion, green bell pepper, hard boiled eggs, mustard, mayo, celery seed, white vinegar.
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:12 AM   #29
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Here is one I've played around with, you might like:

Japanese Potato Salad | Just Hungry

I'm not a fan of eggs in potato salad. I like the taste of mayo, and add in any veggies I like (asparagus, green beans, shredded carrots, peas, green onions). Red potatoes, cukes & fresh dill are a few of my faves. Sometimes a little curry powder or a hint of lemon juice. Pesto in place of mayo & lemon zest is another interesting twist.

Here is a link to pesto suggestions, I've shared - the lemon artichoke works well with pasta & potatoes:


Here is a link to a recipe I've shared for cold pasta salad. You can sub out the pasta for potatoes:

Sicilian Pasta Salad

Here is a potato salad thread with more ideas:

ISO Potato salad


ISO Potato salad
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Potatoes, boiles eggs, sweet relish, Miracle Whip, mustard, onion, vinegar, salt & pepper. Nice and simple.

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