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Old 06-23-2009, 08:30 AM
Location: Richardson, TX
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I love the double mustard potato salad from Mark Bitman's How to Cook Everything. Maybe you can find it on line.

I don't remember if he calls for it or not, but I like to add a lot of green and red bell pepper to that one.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:45 AM
Location: Philaburbia
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I just toss together potatoes, celery, onions, mayo, eggs, mustard and pepper until it tastes good.

Another combo I like is potatoes, celery, onion, tarragon, garlic, and oil and vinegar.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:21 PM
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I've had potato salad where apples were added. Sounds strange but it is really good.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:25 AM
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Our Family Potato Salad

5 lb bag of potatoes
1 dozen eggs
1 medium jar of chopped olives
1 pint jar of "real" mayo
chopped celery (two or three stalks as desired)
1-2 teaspoons mustard
1-2 teaspoons sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Feeds a crowd (10-15)

-- Boil potatoes and eggs in large pot until you can pierce potatoes easily with a fork.
-- Drain water from pot and remove potatoes onto a towel on the counter to cool.
-- Run cold water over the eggs to cool and then shell... then chop into a very large mixing bowl.
-- Chop celery and add to bowl.
-- Drain olives/pimentos and chop to even smaller pieces... add all to bowl.
-- Refrigerate until potatoes cool completely (about 1/2 to one hour).

-- When potatoes are completely cooled, peel and slice into bite-size pieces... add to bowl.

-- Add the mayo, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper to bowl... stir well to combine all the ingredients.

Once everything is combined well, you are then able to put it into a smaller serving bowl. Sprinkle the top with the paprika, cover and refrigerate for about an hour to allow the flavors to blend.

The olives are my family's preference; however, my mother always included sweet pickle relish and onions in hers instead, and everyone seemed to love it as well, so it's your call. That's the only part I've changed from her recipe... her "secret" ingredient definitely was the sugar... who would of thunk it?... also, she was a real stickler for her "an egg for each potato" per person philosophy... the 5 lb bag of potatoes and dozen eggs usually equal each other close enough for me!


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Old 06-28-2009, 07:59 AM
Location: NE San Antonio
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I just saw a recipe on tv that I plan to try: coat hot peeled diced potatoes with a mix of a little yellow mustard and a couple spoons of pickle juice, let cool. Mix in fine chopped onion, celery, pickles and mayo. Shortly before serving mix in chopped hard boiled eggs. Looks good!
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:48 PM
Location: Rural New Mexico
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Default Anyone have a great recipe for cold potato salad?

Anyone have a proven recipe for cold potato salad? --one that almost everybody loves?
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:33 PM
Location: LI/VA/IL
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I love this recipe. I have always left out the tarragon as I don't like it. It is a basic light recipe and you change what you want. My kids love it!

Yukon Gold Potato Salad Recipe - MyRecipes.com
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:40 PM
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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My husband won't eat anything with mayo, so I make this potato salad:

French-Style Potato Salad

12 – 14 (apx. 1.5 lbs) small new potatoes, unpeeled
3 T dry white wine
C Olive oil
2 T wine vinegar
2 T Dijon mustard
tsp salt
tsp to 1 tsp dried tarragon
tsp pepper
c sliced green onions
c minced fresh parsley

Slice potatoes in inch slices and boil in salted water until just barely tender. Drain and add wine, tossing to coat. Let stand for 10 min. Combine olive oil and next 5 ingredients. Pour over potatoes, add onions and parsley and toss gently. May be served chilled or a room temperature.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:02 PM
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I don't really go by a recipe, and my salad always gets rave reviews at social gatherings. I use:
diced potatoes
chopped onions
chopped celery
sweet gherkins
boiled eggs
chopped red bell pepper, for color
Add mayonaise, mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper,
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:34 AM
Location: South GA
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Also do a search for potato salad - there a couple of threads already on here that have some good recipes. (Potato salad is one of the things I just don't think I make very well! )
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