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Subject: Re: Potato Salad (was 'recipe')
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Shrike 
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 20:15:13 -0400
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radost wrote:
> I need a smashing recipe for a cold potato salad. Can anyone suggest?
> also I am a new user, and food is a great topic.

Welcome!  Here's my potato salad recipe.  I'm not sure if its considered
smashing, but I think its pretty tasty.
Sorry, no measurements.  Just adjust ingredients until it tastes good:

About 6-8 large red potato(e)s  ('e' or no 'e'?)
2 ripe tomatoes
1/2 red onion
olive oil
red wine vinegar
about 2 Tbls dijon style mustard 
Salt and pepper
2-3 cloves garlic, minced

Cut the potatoes into bite sized cubes.  Boil until tender.  Meanwhile
chop the tomato into chunks.  Mince the onion and garlic.  Mix the oil
and vinegar, garlic,salt,pepper and mustard in a large bowl.  Usually
its best to use one part vinegar to 3 parts oil.  Mix in the onion,
tomato and cooked potatoes.

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From: moosmeat[at]yahoo.com
Date: Sat, 05 Sep 1998 15:04:07 GMT
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>  Mix in the onion,
>tomato and cooked potatoes.

It seems to me to be un-American to put tomatos in a potato salad.

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From: ndooley[at]blue.weeg.uiowa.edu (nancy dooley)
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 1998 20:05:35 GMT
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moosmeat wrote:
>It seems to me to be un-American to put tomatos in a potato salad.

It's ALL-American to put tomato wedges ON TOP potato salad, as a
garnish.  (Also, we put hard-boiled egg wedges or slices on top, too.)
No-one around here puts tomatoes IN the salad.

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From: Vic Evans 
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 00:21:39 GMT
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moosmeat wrote:
>It seems to me to be un-American to put tomatos in a potato salad.

I am Canadian and my family has done it for years. :-) 

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From: alzelt[at]aol.com (alan)
Date: 11 Sep 1998 05:36:04 GMT
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marmalade_man@hotmail writes:
>I am Canadian and my family has done it for years. :-) 

hmm, guess that means you are un-American. unless you are from Edmonton. and
then you are just out of luck.

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From: linrey[at]aol.com (LinRey)
Date: 14 Sep 1998 20:39:01 GMT
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Everyone knows Canadians put tomatoes in everything. (That's why, for example,
eggs with tomato sauce on them are called Canadian Eggs.)

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From: pacificsurf 
Date: 14 Sep 1998 18:48:28 -0800
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LinRey wrote:
> Everyone knows Canadians put tomatoes in everything. (That's why, for example,
> eggs with tomato sauce on them are called Canadian Eggs.)

No we don't!!

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From: cfitzger[at]mach1.wlu.ca (catherine fitzgerald S)
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 12:36:56 GMT
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Ahemm...speaking as a Canadian I would like to respond to this
by saying that I have never known anyone "up here" to put anything
tomato on eggs.  I don't even like raw tomato unless it is in a
BLT or in a hamburger in place of ketchup.  Tomato sauces on the
other hand I love.  Now why would anyone make the sweeping statement
that "everyone knows Canadians put tomatoes in everything"  And
I've never heard of Canadian eggs....just my 2 cents.....
Catherine in Southern Ontario..CANADA

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From: Marie White 
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 20:13:03 -0400
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LinRey wrote:
> Everyone knows Canadians put tomatoes in everything. (That's why, for example,
> eggs with tomato sauce on them are called Canadian Eggs.)

Well, THIS Canadian doesn't!  

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From: cfitzger[at]mach1.wlu.ca (catherine fitzgerald S)
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 12:20:21 GMT
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LinRey wrote:
> Everyone knows Canadians put tomatoes in everything. (That's why, for example,
> eggs with tomato sauce on them are called Canadian Eggs.)

Ahemm....just for the record, I'm Canadian and I don't know anybody
"up here" who puts anything tomato on their eggs.  Actually I can't
stand raw tomato unless it is in a BLT or on a hamburger in place of
ketchup.  Tomato sauces on the other hand I love.....oh, and I've
never heard of Canadian eggs.  Chow....Catherine in Southern Ontario

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From: Mary Elizabeth 
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 18:12:34 GMT
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Hm, well, we just spent a week on Prince Edward Island at a B&B and
every single morning, without fail, the Canadians, and only the
Canadians, at the breakfast table, never the Brits or Americans, would
pass around the bottle of Heinz ketchup as soon as the eggs were
served.  The population at the breakfast table changed daily but this
was the one constant; the Canadians put ketchup on their eggs and passed
the ketchup to us every time our eggs appeared.

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From: at140[at]FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Sara Parent)
Date: 20 Sep 1998 18:39:17 GMT
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Mary Elizabeth writes:
> Hm, well, we just spent a week on Prince Edward Island at a B&B and

I live in Prince Edward Island...beautiful place...huh?

Of all the people I know, maybe half put ketchup on their eggs, the other half
don't. Guess its just what you like! I've noticed that if I eat eggs in the
evening, then I put ketchup on them. If I eat them for breakfast, I usually don't.

cheers,

sara

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From: sue[at]interport.net (Curly Sue)
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 04:38:56 GMT
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I (not Canadian) put ketchup on eggs only when they're in a fried egg
sandwich.

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From: "Mr. Robin Cowdrey" 
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 00:26:15 -0600
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Sara Parent wrote:
> Of all the people I know, maybe half put ketchup on their eggs, the other half
> don't. Guess its just what you like! I've noticed that if I eat eggs in the
> evening, then I put ketchup on them. If I eat them for breakfast, I usually don't.

Good girl!!  Try 'em with salsa....even better!!

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From: geeta[at]life.cc.sunysb.edu (Geeta Bharathan)
Date: 20 Sep 1998 14:37:57 -0500
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Mary Elizabeth wrote:
: Hm, well, we just spent a week on Prince Edward Island at a B&B and
: every single morning, without fail, the Canadians, and only the
: Canadians, at the breakfast table, never the Brits or Americans, would
: pass around the bottle of Heinz ketchup as soon as the eggs were
: served.  

And, of course, any "western" dish in India has to have tomato ketchup on
it. 

How is all of this connected with various colonized pasts, I wonder...


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