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Potato Salad Recipe?

I've never made potato salad before. (I know, shocking!) I need to make some tomorrow night though, for a work BBQ on Friday. Does anyone have any tried-and-true recipes that they'd like to share? I'll be checking around online as well but sometimes the best recipes are ones you don't find that often on the internet.


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Apr. 30th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
I personally prefer the German-style potato salad vs. the mayo + mustard potato salad.

This is the recipe I use from Epicurious.

I tend to use more bacon. YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH BACON. Also, Costco has a big bag of assorted fingerling potatoes that work well in this recipe. Otherwise I use red potatoes. It looks prettiest w/ red onion if you are going for presentation ... if you have any chives, a sprinkle of those look pretty, too.

Apr. 30th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
That one doesn't look too hard. How long do you usually cook the potatoes? 'Cause I only boil my potatoes to mash them so I don't know what consistancy they should be.
Apr. 30th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, never mind. If you cool them they firm up. :D
Apr. 30th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
I would look at allrecipes.com, just because they have ratings and comments by people who've actually made it. I've never gone wrong with a recipe there.
Apr. 30th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
That's where I normally go for recipes of that sort - I like reading through the comments to see what people do to change the recipe, though the last couple I read were things like "way too sweet, I cut half of the sugar out" and the next one was "not sweet enough, I added twice as much sugar" or whatever. I guess I'll just have to make a batch and try it out first! My husband would enjoy that. :D
May. 1st, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
OMG YES, i have the best recipe evarrrrr

cut medium red potatoes to bite sized pieces (2-3 potatoes per person)
boil them in salty water until done
drain them and then sprinkle champagne (or any white) vinegar all over them (a nice coating, but not swimming in it). You want them to be nice and zingy
Add lots of chopped fresh dill, salt & pepper if needed
let them cool and put them in the fridge overnight to soak up the vinegar

(amounts are for like... i dunno, let's say 12 medium potatoes.. just keep tasting and adding.)
sliced black olives (1 can)
chopped up hard boiled eggs (6)
chopped up red onion (1/2 large)
chopped up celery (2 ribs)
dijon mustard & mayo (1 c. mayo, 1/4 c. mustard)
more salt and pepper if needed

i have to give credit for this salad to my best friend wendy who is a chef. i like to add my own personal spin and add like 4 strips of crushed up bacon.
May. 1st, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
p.s. i want to recommend a recipe website for you that has a lot of "classic" food but really simple and fucking delicious: http://www.elise.com/recipes
May. 1st, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
sorry to be writing you like 20 times but maybe i would add like less mayo initially. i decided that it was not medically ethical for me to recommend consumption of 1 cup of mayo.

just kidding, i just don't want it to get too mayo-ey
May. 1st, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
I made one last summer that was divine. I think it was in a book called "Vegan Deli". You could probably use the search inside feature to find it on Amazon if you so desired.
May. 1st, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
My dad claims he married my mom for her potato salad. The recipe has been passed down in my family for generations. The trick is that there's no recipe, just a list of ingredients:
red onions
black olives
salt & pepper

Obviously it is a mustard/mayo potato salad :-)
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