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Subject: potato salad [and sub threads]
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: seansignal[at]webtv.net (yukon jack)
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 21:09:46 -0400 (EDT)
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can anyone give me a recipe? I am a widower ,and have trouble cooking.
any help would be greatly appreciated.

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From: John Miller 
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 07:15:44 -0400
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Jack --

What kind do you like?  New York?  Southern?  German?  Mustard?  This was
discussed recently.  Check the archive:

http://groups.google.com/groups?as_q=%22potato+salad%22+recipe&num=10&as_scoring=r&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_ugroup=rec.foodcooking&as_usubject=&as_uauthors=&as_umsgid=&lr=&as_drrb=q&as_qdr=&as_mind=29&as_minm=3&as_miny=1995&as_maxd=14&as_maxm=5&as_maxy=2001

And if that's not enough, a Google search will turn up more than 20,000
recipes for potato salad:
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22potato+salad%22+recipe&btnG=Google+Search

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From: JM 
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 10:18:18 -0400
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yukon jack wrote:
> can anyone give me a recipe? I am a widower ,and have trouble cooking.
> any help would be greatly appreciated.

It's nothing fancy but here's mine.  I've tried other recipes but my
family loves this one.  I couldn't begin to give you exact measurements as
I just toss it together.  You may want to try less potatoes and adjust the
other ingredients if you are only cooking for one.

6 - 8 cooked, cold cubed potatoes
1/2 cucumber, peeled, quartered, sliced
3 - 4 radishes, quartered, sliced
2 - 3 green onions, chopped
stalk celery, halved, sliced (optional)
miracle whip (or mayonnaise)

Combine vegetables then stir in miracle whip until desired consistency.

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From: stalkerkitty 
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 02:10:18 GMT
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ZESTY POTATO SALAD

4 med. unpeeled red potatoes
1 bunch green onions with tops, chopped
Pepper, to taste

Dressing:
2 T. mayonnaise
2 T. sour cream
2 T. Ranch dressing
1-2 T. Dijon mustard
1 t. tarragon vinegar
Hot paprika, optional

Place potatoes in saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil for 20-25
mins.  Drain and cool.  Cut potatoes into cubes and place in a bowl.  Add
green onions, and pepper.  For dressing, combine mayonnaise, sour cream,
ranch dressing, Dijon mustard, and tarragon vinegar; pour over potato
mixture and toss well.  Chill 1 hour before serving.  Sprinkle with paprika.

Yield 4 servings

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Subject: Re: potato salad (s) - Southern & German
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Ferrety 
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 00:19:38 GMT
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 Hi!  I have two for you as I like both Southern Potato Salad and German
Potato Salad.  I just toss things together so the measurements are not
exact.


SOUTHERN POTATO SALAD

4-6 Med/Lg Potatoes - Boiled, Peeled & Chunked
1 c. Miracle Whip (or Mayo + 1/4 c. sugar)
1/2 c. Yellow Mustard
1/4 c. Dill Pickle Relish (or Diced Dills)
1/2 med Sweet Onion - Chopped
2 Eggs - Hard Boiled & Diced

Mix, Chill, Serve

GERMAN POTATO SALAD

4-6 Med/Lg Golden Potatoes - Boiled, Peeled & Sliced (STILL WARM)
6-8 Strips of Crispy Bacon - Crumbled (Reserve Drippings)
1/2 med Sweet Onion - Chopped
1/2 - 3/4 c. Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 c. Bacon Drippings and/or Olive Oil
1 c. Strong Beef Boullion (WARM)

Mix all and serve warm.

The flavor improves if made in advance and allowed to sit.  If you plan on
making it a day ahead of time, refridgerate it and then bring it back to
room temperature before serving.  Moisten with a bit of warm water if
needed.

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Subject: Potato salad?
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Young 
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 11:29:09 -0400
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Did anyone answer the man who was looking for a recipe for potato salad?

In the off chance no one did, here's Hellmann's recipe:

1 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
5 to 6 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked and cubed
1 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped onion 
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

Combine the ingredients through the pepper, then add the rest and toss 
to coat well.

The man said he was having trouble cooking, so I'm including the
following:

To boil potatoes, boil water with the peeled cubed potatoes.  Add maybe
a tablespoon of salt when the water is hot.  Stir to keep them from
sticking together.

To make hardboiled eggs, put them into a pot with cold water, bring to
a boil (covered) and then turn off the heat and let them sit there
for 22 minutes or so.  Then, put them into a bowl of ice water.

With this recipe, I'd prefer the celery diced, then I like a couple of
teaspoons of pickle relish. 

nancy

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From: moosmeat[at]mindspring.com (moosemeat)
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 18:54:07 GMT
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Do you actually make potato salad without dill pickles in it?
Unbelievable!
I am glad to see you don't advocate puting radishes in however;
believe it or not there was recently some cockamamie idiot who
advocated radishes in potato salad. I can't believe he or she will be
cooking much longer.

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From: Newsgroup Suscriber 
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 17:08:04 -0400
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moosemeat wrote:
> Do you actually make potato salad without dill pickles in it?
> Unbelievable!
> I am glad to see you don't advocate puting radishes in however;
> believe it or not there was recently some cockamamie idiot who
> advocated radishes in potato salad.

Excuse me!  I have always put radishes in my potato salad and never dill
pickles!  I have never had a complaint from my family of six and my
potato salad gets many requests throughout the summer.  To each their
own.  BTW, I've been cooking for over 24 years for my own family, and
before that prior to marriage.  I doubt if I'm ready to make a change in
something like my potato salad that it definitely a major hit!

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From: ndooley[at]blue.weeg.uiowa.edu (Nancy Dooley)
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 21:38:48 GMT
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moosemeat wrote:
>Do you actually make potato salad without dill pickles in it?
>Unbelievable!
>I am glad to see you don't advocate puting radishes in however;
>believe it or not there was recently some cockamamie idiot who
>advocated radishes in potato salad. I can't believe he or she will be
>cooking much longer.

Moosie, are you trying to see if I'm paying attention?  Of course, I
put radishes in my potato salad - and sweet pickle relish instead of
dill. I tried dill last time, and didn't like it.  I like dill
pickles, but dill relish doesn't belong in potato salad.   What can I
say, I'm a heretic.  I also put in diced cucumber and little bits of
celery; celery seed; garnish with tomato wedges and hard-boiled egg
wedges; and put half a medium-sized white onion cut-side down in the
center, taking it out when I serve it - that gives a little onion
flavor without diced onion taking over the flavor if the salad sits in
the fridge for a day or two.

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From: Thierry Gerbault 
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 03:45:25 GMT
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Nancy Dooley wrote:
>  and put half a medium-sized white onion cut-side down in the
> center, taking it out when I serve it - that gives a little onion
> flavor without diced onion taking over the flavor if the salad sits in
> the fridge for a day or two.

Great idea about the onion, Nancy.  Something I must try.

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From: Alan Zelt 
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 21:41:04 GMT
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moosemeat wrote:
> Do you actually make potato salad without dill pickles in it?
> Unbelievable!
> I am glad to see you don't advocate puting radishes in however;
> believe it or not there was recently some cockamamie idiot who
> advocated radishes in potato salad. I can't believe he or she will be
> cooking much longer.

I agree with that assessment Moose. Why, it's as bad as boiling ribs.

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From: Harry A. Demidavicius 
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 03:53:25 GMT
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Alan Zelt wrote:
>I agree with that assessment Moose. Why, it's as bad as boiling ribs.

Alan, the correct procedure is "moosemeating" them ;0)

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From: pambern[at]aol.com (PamBern)
Date: 16 May 2001 21:47:45 GMT
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>Do you actually make potato salad without dill pickles in it?
>Unbelievable!
>I am glad to see you don't advocate puting radishes in however;
>believe it or not there was recently some cockamamie idiot who
>advocated radishes in potato salad. I can't believe he or she will be
>cooking much longer.

I always use a big spoonful of sweet relish instead of dill pickles.  The
radishes idea us too fancy for me.  Those would be better as a garnish for a
vodka martini, in my opinion.

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From: Young 
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 18:55:11 -0400
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moosemeat wrote:
 
> Do you actually make potato salad without dill pickles in it?
> Unbelievable!

That's where the relish comes in.

> I am glad to see you don't advocate puting radishes in however;
> believe it or not there was recently some cockamamie idiot who
> advocated radishes in potato salad. I can't believe he or she will be
> cooking much longer.

You know what, you need the yin and the yang ... gotta have the crunch
to go along with the potatoes.  The tart to go with the bland. 

nancy

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From: Newsgroup Suscriber 
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 19:55:22 -0400
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moosemeat wrote:
> Do you actually make potato salad without dill pickles in it?
> Unbelievable!
> I am glad to see you don't advocate puting radishes in however;
> believe it or not there was recently some cockamamie idiot who
> advocated radishes in potato salad. I can't believe he or she will be
> cooking much longer.

Excuse me!  I have always put radishes in my potato salad and never dill
pickles!  I have never had a complaint from my family of six and my
potato salad gets many requests throughout the summer.  To each their
own.  BTW, I've been cooking for over 24 years for my own family, and
before that prior to marriage.  I doubt if I'm ready to make a change in
something like my potato salad that it definitely a major hit!


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