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From: usenetlyn[at]yahoo.com (-L. :)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 00:55:24 -0700
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I recently brought my standard Midwestern potato salad* to a party,
and you would have thought I brought some weird, exotic dish.  More
than one person said "What is THAT!?!" a couple said "Is that potato
salad?" and another said - "Oooh...fancy potato salad!"  What's up
with that?  Do most people not put veggies in their potato salad or
something?   Do West coasters make potato salad differently?  I can
only imagine the commentary, had I made my Mediterranean-style potato
salad.

What is your standard version of potato salad?...You know - your ole
"stand-by"?

-L.

*(potatoes, celery, green onions, carrots, red, yellow and green
peppers, Miracle Whip (yeah, I know), yellow mustard, garlic powder,
celery seed and black pepper)

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From: richard green 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 08:27:10 GMT
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I almost always make Bobby Flay's "Southwestern Potato Salad" Everyone loves
it. None more so than I do. Its spicy and velvety and leftovers are fabulous
(mashed) in a ham sandwich.

Richard.

@@@@@ Now You're Cooking! Export Format

Southwestern Potato Salad

none

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup dijon mustard
2 tbsp lime juice (fresh)
1 medium tomato; chopped
2 tbsp fresh coriander; chopped
1/2  jalapeno peppers; finely chopped
2  scallions; chopped
1/2 medium red onion; thinly sliced
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 clove garlic; minced
  salt and pepper; to taste
16 new potato, cooked, drained; sliced 1/4 inch thick

Combine all except the potatoes. Season to taste and pour over the warm
potatoes.

Contributor:  Bobby Flay's Bold  American Food.

** Exported from Now You're Cooking! v5.65 **

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From: mama2eandj[at]aol.comnojunk (Mama2EandJ)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 13:03:53 GMT
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Potato Salad

potatoes cubed and cooked
small amt of onion (Bermuda)
crispy bacon (not Bacon Bits)
walnut pieces
celery (I like a lot)
Best Foods mayo (NOT MW)
A dollop of Durkees dressing
S & P to taste

Chill well.

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From: kilikini 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 09:24:53 GMT
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> What is your standard version of potato salad?...You know - your ole

Hawaii is known for it's plate lunches; meat in some way, 2 scoops rice and
a scoop of potato mac salad.  Potato Mac? your asking?  Yep, it's potatoes,
macaroni, carrots, sometimes peas, mustard and all the mayo that you can
stand.  Nasty stuff, but everyone makes it.  Personally, I can't stomach all
the mayo.

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From: hahabogus 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 11:22:56 GMT
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(-L. :) wrote:
> *(potatoes, celery, green onions, carrots, red, yellow and green
> peppers, Miracle Whip (yeah, I know), yellow mustard, garlic powder,
> celery seed and black pepper)

Sounds about right (including the Miracle Whip) except I don't add carrot 
or the yellow and green bell peppers. Sometimes I sub red onion in for the 
green onion too.

My Ex used to use a mix of half Helmans Mayo and half Miracle Whip...to 
keep peace in the family, but I much prefer the Miracle Whip in Potato 
Salad.

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From: hahabogus 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 11:26:04 GMT
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hahabogus wrote:
> Sounds about right (including the Miracle Whip) except I don't add
> carrot or the yellow and green bell peppers. Sometimes I sub red onion
> in for the green onion too.

OOOPS! You didn't mention eggs...I use hard boiled eggs also in potato 
Salad.

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From: usenetlyn[at]yahoo.com (-L. :)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 11:48:47 -0700
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hahabogus wrote:
> OOOPS! You didn't mention eggs...I use hard boiled eggs also in potato 
> Salad.

Ewww, ewww...sacrilige!  We actually make it with and without eggs to
please everyone.  Personally I think eggs only belong in eggs.

The carrots add a sweetness and a nice crunch.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 13:15:14 GMT
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(-L. :) writes:
>
>Do most people not put veggies in their potato salad or something?   
>
>-L.
>
>*(potatoes, celery, green onions, carrots, red, yellow and green
>peppers, Miracle Whip (yeah, I know), yellow mustard, garlic powder,
>celery seed and black pepper)

At first blush it seems like an average list of ingredients for a potato salad,
BUT, considering the "veggies" remark you'd need to give some measure of
proportions before your post makes any sense... I mean like how many pounds of
say celery do you add to how many pounds of potato.... you see, without the
actual recipe no one can offer you more than wild speculation.  No recipe =
Idiot

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From: Peter Aitken 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 13:28:19 GMT
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(-L. :) wrote:
> *(potatoes, celery, green onions, carrots, red, yellow and green
> peppers, Miracle Whip (yeah, I know), yellow mustard, garlic powder,
> celery seed and black pepper)

That certainly sounds good (Miracle Whip aside ) but the traditional
potato salad in my experience is more likely to include

potatoes
mayo perhaps mixed with some sour cream
diced sweet onion or scallion
a sprinkle of white wine vinegar
chopped hard boiled egg
diced pimento (optional)

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From: Goomba38 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 15:58:35 -0400
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Peter Aitken wrote:
> potatoes
> mayo perhaps mixed with some sour cream
> diced sweet onion or scallion
> a sprinkle of white wine vinegar
> chopped hard boiled egg
> diced pimento (optional)

Nothing ruins a potato salad for me more than adding sweet pickles. It 
just seems to take over too strongly over the creamy mayonnaise-y 
potatoes. Next on my blech list would be eggs. I dislike hard cooked 
eggs in potato salad.  On the flip side and which I enjoy- I've added 
peeled, seeded and diced cucumber and used them to add a mild cool filler.

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From: Dave Smith 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 17:01:55 -0400
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Goomba38 wrote:
> Nothing ruins a potato salad for me more than adding sweet pickles. It just
> seems to take over too strongly over the creamy mayonnaise-y potatoes. Next
> on my blech list would be eggs. I dislike hard cooked eggs in potato salad.
> On the flip side and which I enjoy- I've added peeled, seeded and diced
> cucumber and used them to add a mild cool filler.

I am not a fan of potato salad in any form, but don't mind some left over new
or white potatoes tossed in a vinaigrette dressing with some sliced green
onion.

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From: Melba's Jammin' 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 09:33:16 -0500
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(-L. :) wrote:
> *(potatoes, celery, green onions, carrots, red, yellow and green
> peppers, Miracle Whip (yeah, I know), yellow mustard, garlic powder,
> celery seed and black pepper)

I was with you until we got to the carrots.  And I'd only three colors 
of peppers if they were already in the fridge.    Otherwise, it looks 
pretty 'regular' to me.  Where are the hard-cooked eggs?  And I don't 
use Miracle Whip; I use mayo.   You need different friends.  "-)

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From: The Ranger 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 08:36:44 -0700
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Melba's Jammin' wrote:

> And I don't use Miracle Whip; I use mayo.

Now that's just WRONG; W-R-O-N-G! (And here I've been idol-worshiping
you all this time. I feel like your curtain's been torn from your
booth, Professor.)

> You need different friends.  "-)

I got 'em and they all like MW! So there!

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From: Melba's Jammin' 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 13:46:06 -0500
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The Ranger wrote:
> I got 'em and they all like MW! So there!

Hey, I'm not disputing the use of MW for potato salad.  Sister Marge is 
the reigning Potato Salad Queen of the family -- and she uses nekkid MW.  
No additives.   I don't like the stuff anymore for other use so I don't 
keep it around for the rare occasions when I make potato salad.

A friend told me that after she's boiled the spuds and peeled and diced 
them, she throws in some WishBone Italian Dressing while the spuds are 
still hot.  It's A Good Thing.  I do it when I remember.

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From: Gregory Morrow 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 15:55:49 GMT
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Melba's Jammin' wrote:
> I was with you until we got to the carrots.

Some shredded carrots make a festive garnish for the top (same for
coleslaw), but yes you're making a potato salad, not a vegetable salad per
se....

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From: Chris Neidecker 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 15:50:03 GMT
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(-L. :) wrote:
> *(potatoes, celery, green onions, carrots, red, yellow and green
> peppers, Miracle Whip (yeah, I know), yellow mustard, garlic powder,
> celery seed and black pepper)

I've never had carrots and peppers in potato salad.  Usually I use redskin
potatoes sprinkled w/ some white vinegar while still warm, mayo mixed w/ a
little sour cream, green onion, lots of fresh parsley, celery, maybe some
red onion chopped fine, and hard boiled egg if I have it.

The other day, I made a grilled potato and onion salad -- it was great.
It's seat-of-the-pants stuff, though...no recipe per se.  Grill (or oven
roast) some halved or thirded red potatoes that have been tossed w/ a little
olive oil.  Cook them for about half an hour, tossing occasionally, until
tender.  About halfway through, add some thin wedges of red onion that have
been tossed w/ a little olive oil.

When the veggies are done, put them in a large bowl.  MIx up a vinaigrette
of equal parts red wine vinegar and olive oil.  Add some dijon mustard (I
like Grey Poupon Country Dijon) and a little bit of Colman's English Mustard
(maybe a teaspoon, diluted w/ a tsp. of water).  Dump this onto the veggies
and toss.  Let cool a bit.  Season w/ salt & pepper to taste, then add a
huge handful of chopped fresh parsley.  Great stuff!

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From: Felice Friese 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 16:17:58 GMT
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(-L. :) wrote:
> *(potatoes, celery, green onions, carrots, red, yellow and green
> peppers, Miracle Whip (yeah, I know), yellow mustard, garlic powder,
> celery seed and black pepper)

OK, let's get one thing straight. It's "potato" salad. All you need is
potatoes, with a touch of onion and parsley and some salt and pepper, all
held together by Hellmann's mayo. You start messing around after that, and
you're going to end up with "vegetable" salad.

Felice
Potato Purist

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From: hahabogus 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 16:40:24 GMT
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Felice Friese wrote:
> OK, let's get one thing straight. It's "potato" salad. All you need is
> potatoes, with a touch of onion and parsley and some salt and pepper,
> all held together by Hellmann's mayo. You start messing around after
> that, and you're going to end up with "vegetable" salad.

Rule #169:
Potato salad ain't potato salad without chopped hard boiled eggs and at 
least one member of the onion family. The dressings and other stuff used 
are various.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 17:15:08 GMT
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hahabogus writes:
>Rule #169:
>Potato salad ain't potato salad without chopped hard boiled eggs.

Then it's fercocktah egg salad... no steenkin' eggs in potato salad.

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From: Goomba38 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 16:03:40 -0400
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Sheldon wrote:
> Then it's fercocktah egg salad... no steenkin' eggs in potato salad.

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!
But I'm sorry to hear you dislike onions in your potato salad. One of 
the best potato salads I ever had was nothing more than potatoes, diced 
red onions, celery, lots and lots of chopped italian parsley and dressed 
in olive oil, salt and pepper.  It is great. Can't imagine it without 
the onions though.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 21:39:12 GMT
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Goomba38 writes:
>AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!
>But I'm sorry to hear you dislike onions in your potato salad. One of 
>the best potato salads I ever had was nothing more than potatoes, diced 
>red onions, celery, lots and lots of chopped italian parsley and dressed 
>in olive oil, salt and pepper.  It is great. Can't imagine it without 
>the onions though.

I don't like celery or bell peppers in mayo-style potato salad either... salt,
black pepper,  wee bit curly parsley minced very fine, soupcon white vinegar,
and of course lotsa potatoes, good fresh dug new white potatoes (not storage),
boiled in their skins, started in cold water, cooled over night in fridge,
peeled by scraping with the back of a paring knife, and sliced 3/32" thk, NO
friggin' fercocktah dice!  *Maybe* a wee bit finely grated carrot on top for
garnish but mostly I prefer a light sprinkling of paprika.... that's it! 
Anyone adds all kinds of kitchen garbage ('specially onion) is just trying to
hide that that they used smelly old storage spuds.

Save the creativity for hot tater salads, ie. Kraut style, etc.  Europeans
don't know from potato salad anyway.   Actually there's no popular food more
American than the potato.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 16:46:49 GMT
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Felice wrote:
>OK, let's get one thing straight. It's "potato" salad. All you need is
>potatoes, with a touch of onion and parsley and some salt and pepper, all
>held together by Hellmann's mayo. You start messing around after that, and
>you're going to end up with "vegetable" salad.

Bullpoop... no steenkin' onions!

Anyways, the real test of a potato salad is the type of potato, how cooked, and
how sliced... all else is strictly a matter of personal preference... yoose
like onion, fine, but don't invite me.

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From: waynebw[at]att.net (Wayne Boatwright)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 11:37:12 -0700
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(-L. :) wrote:
> What is your standard version of potato salad?...You know - your ole
> "stand-by"?

* waxy, red potatoes, peeled-cubed-boiled in salted water
* mix hot potatoes with cider vinegar, yellow mustard, celery seed,
dill weed, black pepper, teaspoon or so of sugar
* marinate until room temperature, drain well
* mix in diced celery, finely sliced and diced green onions, diced
small sweet pickles, sliced and diced stuffed olives, grated carrot,
freshly chopped parsley
* dress with mixture of 2/3 mayo and 1/3 sour cream, teaspoon or two
of pickle juice
* adjust seasonings, as needed, sprinkle with paprika
* NO HARD-BOILED EGGS

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From: ndooley[at]blue.weeg.uiowa.edu (Nancy Dooley)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 12:05:55 -0700
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(-L. :) wrote:
> What is your standard version of potato salad?...You know - your ole
> "stand-by"?

Mine's potatoes, celery (sometimes), green pepper, radishes (sliced,
then slices cut into quarters), some sweet pickle relish, hard-boiled
egg, sprinkle of vinegar, sprinkle of sugar, celery seed, garlic
powder & black pepper.  I use either Miracle Whip or my mom's "boiled"
dressing. I garnish with quartered fresh tomato pieces and for onion
flavor, I put a half of a peeled whole onion cut side down in the
center, chill the salad, and remove the onion before serving.

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From: Wayne 
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 01:39:36 GMT
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Nancy Dooley wrote:
> Mine's potatoes, celery (sometimes), green pepper, radishes (sliced,
> then slices cut into quarters), some sweet pickle relish, hard-boiled
> egg, sprinkle of vinegar, sprinkle of sugar, celery seed, garlic
> powder & black pepper.  I use either Miracle Whip or my mom's "boiled"
> dressing. 

So where is the recipe for your mom's "boiled" dressing?  I haven't had 
that on potato salad since my grandmother made it years ago.

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From: ndooley[at]blue.weeg.uiowa.edu (Nancy Dooley)
Date: 12 Aug 2004 08:18:54 -0700
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Wayne wrote:
> So where is the recipe for your mom's "boiled" dressing?  I haven't had 
> that on potato salad since my grandmother made it years ago.

It seems I don't have it here - will post it tomorrow. ;-)  

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From: ndooley[at]blue.weeg.uiowa.edu (Nancy Dooley)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 12:06:41 -0700
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Oops, I forgot diced cucumber (with seeds taken out).

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From: Gabby 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 17:18:07 -0300
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(-L. :) wrote:
> What is your standard version of potato salad?...You know - your ole
> "stand-by"?

Potatoes, onions, celery, roasted red pepper, crispy bacon, MW, 2-3 Tbsp
rice vinegar

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From: Kswck 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 19:12:38 GMT
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(-L. :) wrote:
> *(potatoes, celery, green onions, carrots, red, yellow and green
> peppers, Miracle Whip (yeah, I know), yellow mustard, garlic powder,
> celery seed and black pepper)

I'm sure Sheldon will have fun with this one........

I was once told that potato salad is made two ways:
White folk potato salad is merely potatoes, preferably roughly mashed and
mayo.
Black folk potato salad is made with potatoes, mayo, mustard, celery
salt/seed, black pepper, garlic powder, peppers, carrots, etc.
One is glue, the other is food.

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From: Goomba38 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 16:08:17 -0400
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Kswck wrote:
> I was once told that potato salad is made two ways:
> White folk potato salad is merely potatoes, preferably roughly mashed and
> mayo.
> Black folk potato salad is made with potatoes, mayo, mustard, celery
> salt/seed, black pepper, garlic powder, peppers, carrots, etc.
> One is glue, the other is food.

THank God I've never been subjected to any potato salad that's "roughly 
mashed" and so plain. Has anyone here?

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From: Nancy Young 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 16:26:19 -0400
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Goomba38 wrote:
> THank God I've never been subjected to any potato salad that's "roughly
> mashed" and so plain. Has anyone here?

*Never*

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From: Steve Calvin 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 16:51:36 -0400
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Goomba38 wrote:
> THank God I've never been subjected to any potato salad that's "roughly 
> mashed" and so plain. Has anyone here?

No way, no how.

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From: Wayne 
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 01:41:58 GMT
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Goomba38 wrote:
> THank God I've never been subjected to any potato salad that's
> "roughly mashed" and so plain. Has anyone here?

Yes, once, and it was nasty!  From a good friend who is ordinarily a 
wonderful cook, but has absolutely no talent for potato salad.

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From: kilikini 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 20:47:55 GMT
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No one's mentioning black olives here!  I love those in potato salad.

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From: usenetlyn[at]yahoo.com (-L. :)
Date: 12 Aug 2004 00:47:26 -0700
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kilikini wrote:
> No one's mentioning black olives here!  I love those in potato salad.

They're in my Mediterranean version.  Olive oil, red wine vinegar,
grilled red onion, black olives (Calamata), grilled green and red
peppers, fresh garlic, pepper, salt.  Yum!  Sometimes I throw in
cukes.

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From: Bob 
Date: 12 Aug 2004 13:04:30 -0500
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(-L. :) wrote:
> Olive oil, red wine vinegar, grilled red onion, black olives
> (Calamata), grilled green and red peppers, fresh garlic, pepper,
> salt.  Yum!  Sometimes I throw in cukes.

Is the garlic raw, or do you cook it a bit? I'm thinking that since you've
got the grill going for the onion and peppers, you could wrap the garlic in
foil, drizzle it with oil, and cook it for a while to mellow it.

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From: usenetlyn[at]yahoo.com (-L. :)
Date: 13 Aug 2004 00:57:14 -0700
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Bob wrote:
> Is the garlic raw, or do you cook it a bit? I'm thinking that since you've
> got the grill going for the onion and peppers, you could wrap the garlic in
> foil, drizzle it with oil, and cook it for a while to mellow it.

Usually raw, but I have done it both ways with success.

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From: usenetlyn[at]yahoo.com (-L. :)
Date: 12 Aug 2004 00:43:22 -0700
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Kswck wrote:

> I was once told that potato salad is made two ways:
> White folk potato salad is merely potatoes, preferably roughly mashed and
> mayo.

Why bother?

> Black folk potato salad is made with potatoes, mayo, mustard, celery
> salt/seed, black pepper, garlic powder, peppers, carrots, etc.
> One is glue, the other is food.

I must be black folk then.  The black folk in my family love my potato
salad, BTW...;)

Thanks for the giggle.

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From: chandler2368[at]hotmail.com (Steve the Sauropodman)
Date: 12 Aug 2004 06:17:32 -0700
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Kswck wrote:
> I was once told that potato salad is made two ways:
> White folk potato salad is merely potatoes, preferably roughly mashed and
> mayo.
> Black folk potato salad is made with potatoes, mayo, mustard, celery
> salt/seed, black pepper, garlic powder, peppers, carrots, etc.
> One is glue, the other is food.

Huh?!  White folk potato salad???!!!  Black folk potato salad?????!!!!  Yikes!!

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From: Kswck 
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 21:38:39 GMT
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Steve the Sauropodman wrote:
> Huh?!  White folk potato salad???!!!  Black folk potato salad?????!!!!  Yikes!!

Never heard of 'tongue-in-cheek'?

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From: chandler2368[at]hotmail.com (Steve the Sauropodman)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 12:12:41 -0700
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(-L. :) wrote:
> What is your standard version of potato salad?...You know - your ole
> "stand-by"?

Bioled potatoes...obviously

then I mix up:
finely chopped onion, garlic, celery(leaves, too),green
pepper,carrots,and parsley.  Then add sugar,chopped hard boiled eggs,
a bit of horseradish mustard (for a little kick), a splash of white
vinegar, salt, pepper and finally mayo - just enough to bring all the
ingredients together, not patch a concrete sidewalk.

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From: byakee[at]COLDmail.com (byakee)
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 19:25:40 GMT
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A shot rang out! And usenetlyn@yahoo.com (-L. :) said:
> What is your standard version of potato salad?...You know - your ole
> "stand-by"?

I don't experiment much with summer salads, because this recipe
goes over great with my circle of loved ones:

Potato or Macaroni Salad

Serves: 4-8

6 medium potatos, boiled then cut into small cubes
(OR 2 C. uncooked salad macaroni boiled in 2 quarts
of water for 11 minutes, drained)
 small onion, chopped fine
6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
7-8 small sweet pickles, chopped
Salt & Pepper 
Worcestershire Sauce
Yellow Mustard
Mayonnaise

Combine first three ingredients, mixing gently but
well with large spoon. Add sweet pickle to taste,
again stirring well. Dribble Worcestershire and
mustard once or twice around top of salad, sprinkle
with salt and pepper. Mix again, add mayonnaise by 
large spoonfulls, mixing well to taste. Chill at
least 2 hours before serving, overnight is better.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 21:45:21 GMT
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byakee goes sooooweeeee....:
>
>Potato or Macaroni Salad
>
>Serves: 1 fat piggy
>
>6 medium potatos, boiled then cut into small cubes
>(OR 2 C. uncooked salad macaroni boiled in 2 quarts
>of water for 11 minutes, drained)
> small onion, chopped fine
>6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
>7-8 small sweet pickles, chopped
>Salt & Pepper 
>Worcestershire Sauce
>Yellow Mustard
>Mayonnaise

HOG SLOP

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From: byakee[at]COLDmail.com (byakee)
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:46:29 GMT
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Our pal Sheldon wrote:
>(byakee) goes sooooweeeee....:



> HOG SLOP

OPINION!

Wow, deja vu...

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From: Dimitri 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 22:46:38 GMT
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(-L. :) wrote:
> What is your standard version of potato salad?...You know - your ole
> "stand-by"?

http://www.mayo.com/recipeDisplay.asp?id=6751&txtSearch=potatosalad

1 - 18 of 18 Recipes  new search
1-2-3 Savory Potato Salad  Bacon & Cheddar Potato Salad
 Bacon Potato Salad
 Chicken & Potato Salad
 Country Potato Salad
 Creamy Red Potato Salad
 Deviled Potato Salad
 Dijon Potato Salad
 Easy Roasted Garlic Potato Salad
 Garden Potato Salad
 New Orleans Kickin' Potato Salad
 Perfect Potato Salad
 Quick Italian Potato Salad
 Southwestern Potato Salad
 Sun-Dried Tomato Potato Salad
 Sweet Potato Salad
 The Original Potato Salad
 Vegetable Potato Salad

I vote for the "original" no eggs.

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From: hahabogus 
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 01:49:45 GMT
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Dimitri wrote:
> I vote for the "original" no eggs.

Et Tu Dimitri?...Damn it isn't March!

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From: mama2eandj[at]aol.comnojunk (Mama2EandJ)
Date: 12 Aug 2004 03:32:57 GMT
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As an alternative I made macaroni salad tonight. 

Cooked macaroni obviously
Celery, lots
Green olives
Onion
A few shreds of red cabbage for color
A bunch of big shrimp cut in half or thirds
Best Foods and a tbsp of the juice from the green olives.
Pepper to taste

Blend and chill.

It was good and there are leftovers for tomorrow.

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From: Dimitri 
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 22:26:30 GMT
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Mama2EandJ wrote:
> It was good and there are leftovers for tomorrow.

My grandmother made the best - Isn't that always the case.  LOL

Cooked Salad Macaroni
Best Foods Mayonnaise
Slices of Del Monte Sweet Gherkins
Thin the mayonnaise with some of the pickle juice.
Canned (jar) pimentos
Nothing else.

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From: mama2eandj[at]aol.comnojunk (Mama2EandJ)
Date: 16 Aug 2004 22:46:59 GMT
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Dimitri wrote:
>My grandmother made the best - Isn't that always the case.  LOL

Yes, seems to be the way! Most of us like what we ate as kids...well, except
for my mother's Swiss steak!  I cannot eat sweet pickles in any form so I have
to stick with savory stuff in potato or mac salad. I get really weird looks
from wait staff when I ask if there are sweet pickles in the potato or mac
salad, I can assure you. Oh well, so be it.

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From: Bob 
Date: 12 Aug 2004 12:57:20 -0500
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Dimitri submitted:

> http://www.mayo.com/recipeDisplay.asp?id=6751&txtSearch=potatosalad
>
> 1 - 18 of 18 Recipes  new search
> 1-2-3 Savory Potato Salad  Bacon & Cheddar Potato Salad
>  Bacon Potato Salad
>  Chicken & Potato Salad
>  Country Potato Salad
>  Creamy Red Potato Salad
>  Deviled Potato Salad
>  Dijon Potato Salad
>  Easy Roasted Garlic Potato Salad
>  Garden Potato Salad
>  New Orleans Kickin' Potato Salad
>  Perfect Potato Salad
>  Quick Italian Potato Salad
>  Southwestern Potato Salad
>  Sun-Dried Tomato Potato Salad
>  Sweet Potato Salad
>  The Original Potato Salad
>  Vegetable Potato Salad

I think any of them would be okay. I'm particularly intrigued by the
Vegetable Potato Salad recipe: It reminds me of that old sour-cream dip with
onion-soup mix stirred in. I'm not sure it would be *good*, but it sounds
interesting.

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From: Alan Zelt 
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 03:24:29 GMT
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(-L. :) wrote:
> *(potatoes, celery, green onions, carrots, red, yellow and green
> peppers, Miracle Whip (yeah, I know), yellow mustard, garlic powder,
> celery seed and black pepper)

The problem you ran into was the mid-West daffynition of a veggie. If it 
has more than one sylable, you are in trouble.

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From: sfbaker[at]earthlink.net (Scott Taylor)
Date: 11 Aug 2004 21:55:43 -0700
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(-L. :) wrote:
> What is your standard version of potato salad?...You know - your ole
> "stand-by"?

Here's my favorite:

Yukon gold potatoes, cut up while warm and splashed with vinegar
Finely diced shallots or scallions
Diced celery
Diced roasted red pepper
Couple spoonfuls of sweet pickle relish
Chopped ripe olives
Homemade mayonnaise  (lacking that, Best Foods aka Hellman's)

If I have any bacon on hand I'll cook up a few slices until realy
crispy and crumble them into the salad too.

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From: Kate Connally 
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 15:13:07 -0400
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(-L. :) wrote:
> *(potatoes, celery, green onions, carrots, red, yellow and green
> peppers, Miracle Whip (yeah, I know), yellow mustard, garlic powder,
> celery seed and black pepper)

No, people don't put *veggies* in the potato salad.
Good grief!  Some people do put onions and celery.
I've even seen cherry tomatoes.  I put nothing in mine
but potatoes and hard-boiled eggs and the dressing.
I don't like anything crunchy in my potato salad.
It is legit to put in onion and celery, but that's it.
Anything more and you have something that would cause
people to say "Oooh . . . fancy potato salad!" or "What
is THAT?".  But your regular, everyday American potato
salad doesn't have veggies.  I've eaten it all over the
country and it's pretty similar everywhere you go.
Which is not to say that there aren't all kinds of other
recipes for potato salad but they're not the ones you
run into at the covered-dish dinner at church or
served as a side to bbq or whatever.

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From: Mrs. Fat Man 
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 19:48:16 GMT
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Kate Connally wrote:
> No, people don't put *veggies* in the potato salad.
> Good grief!  Some people do put onions and celery.
> I've even seen cherry tomatoes.  I put nothing in mine
> but potatoes and hard-boiled eggs and the dressing.

What about the typical grocery store's potato salad with pimento and relish?
I've eaten that all over the country and that's pretty standard.

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From: Kate Connally 
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 12:04:34 -0400
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Mrs. Fat Man wrote:
> What about the typical grocery store's potato salad with pimento and relish?
> I've eaten that all over the country and that's pretty standard.

Well, relish is not a "veggie" - at least I don't count
it as one in this instance.  Same goes with pimiento.  
Yes, many potato salads have relish in them.  Pimiento is
more rare in my experience.  I avoid them but they are a 
"legitimate" version of your everyday, all-American-style 
potato salad.  Some versions use mustard.  This is fairly
common.  I don't like it though.  However the carrots and
bell peppers, and even green onions are not common and
could be considered "weird" in potato salad.  Not to say
that one can't make it that way if one likes it.  It's
just not your typical potato salad as we know it in the
U. S.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 16 Aug 2004 21:12:52 GMT
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Kate Connally writes:
>Anything more and you have something that would cause
>people to say "Oooh . . . fancy potato salad!" or "What
>is THAT?".  But your regular, everyday American potato
>salad doesn't have veggies.  I've eaten it all over the
>country and it's pretty similar everywhere you go.
>Which is not to say that there aren't all kinds of other
>recipes for potato salad but they're not the ones you
>run into at the covered-dish dinner at church or
>served as a side to bbq or whatever.

You've obviously attended one too many church feeds. hehe

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From: byakee[at]COLDmail.com (byakee)
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 22:20:18 GMT
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Kate Connally wrote:
> No, people don't put *veggies* in the potato salad.
> Good grief!  Some people do put onions and celery.
> I've even seen cherry tomatoes.  I put nothing in mine
> but potatoes and hard-boiled eggs and the dressing.

Apparently the folks at Best Foods (aka Hellman's) agree with 
you, Kate -- I noticed their recipe on the jar today while making 
an egg salad sandwich, then found it on their site:

http://www.best-foods.com/recipeDisplay.asp?id=4049

The Original Potato Salad

1 cup Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
2 T. vinegar
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 lbs. potatoes (5-6 medium), cooked, peeled, and cubed
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 hard-cooked eggs (optional)

> Which is not to say that there aren't all kinds of other
> recipes for potato salad but they're not the ones you
> run into at the covered-dish dinner at church or
> served as a side to bbq or whatever.

Heh, the sort of thing that Husband refers to as "old lady" food; 
not in a derogatory manner, btw; he loves pot luck stuff... :-)

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Subject: Re: About Potato Salad: a tweak
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Felice Friese 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 22:03:36 GMT
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So I made some for dinner, but I fiddled around with a couple of recipes.

Yer basic white potatoes, unpeeled, cut in 1/2-inch cubes and boiled barely
5 minutes
A little minced white onion
Some minced celery
Oil and vinegar (I used 3 oil to 1 cider vinegar) to marinate the cooked
potatoes for an hour or so
Hellmann's to your taste
Salt and pepper

Letting the warm potatoes soak up the oil and vinegar is the tweak.
Serve at room temperature.
NO eggs, red pepper or anything else.

By dinner time I had already eaten the whole damned bowl.

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From: A.C. 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 18:42:58 -0400
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that sounds tasty to me! i'd like to try that with home made mayo ;-)

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From: Felice Friese 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 23:44:41 GMT
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A.C. wrote:
> that sounds tasty to me! i'd like to try that with home made mayo ;-)

So would I. When you make yours, will you swing by my house with some?

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Subject: Potatoe Salad Tip
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Roy Jose Lorr 
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 02:12:02 GMT
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Using large Russets:

* bake till done
* refrigerate overnight (same
principle as when making fried rice)
* remove from fridge
* slice cold potatoes in half lengthwise
* scoop out meat from skin, keeping
meat as close to one piece as possible.
(I use a large shallow soup spoon to
do the scooping).
* cube skinless meat of potato to the
size you prefer.  (not too small).
* Add seasonings, condiments and
vegetables to taste.
* refrigerate over night
* consume

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Subject: Re: About potato salad...(PING Wayne)
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: ndooley[at]blue.weeg.uiowa.edu (Nancy Dooley)
Date: 12 Aug 2004 08:37:34 -0700
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Wayne wrote:
> So where is the recipe for your mom's "boiled" dressing?  I haven't had 
> that on potato salad since my grandmother made it years ago.

Found it after all:

Boiled Salad Dressing

1/4 C. vinegar
3/4 C. water
1 tsp. butter
1 egg
1/4 C. sugar
1 T. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. salt
Dash of pepper

Mix together dry ingredients and add to beaten egg.  Combine with
vinegar, water, and butter which have been heated.  Cook and stir
until thick.  Keep refrigerated.

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From: Wayne 
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 01:15:21 GMT
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Nancy Dooley wrote:
> Found it after all:
> 
> Boiled Salad Dressing

Thank you, Nancy!  I gotta make this!  Nostalgia, ya know. 

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From: Felice Friese 
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 22:07:15 GMT
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Nancy Dooley wrote:
> Boiled Salad Dressing

It does sounds good. Have I permission to douse the potatoes with this and
THEN add Hellmann's?

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From: Crone 
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 15:20:41 -0700
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Felice Friese wrote:
> It does sounds good. Have I permission to douse the potatoes with this and
> THEN add Hellmann's?

What is Hellmann's?

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From: A.C. 
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 20:29:45 -0400
--------
Crone wrote:
> What is Hellmann's?

a popular brand of mayo here in the states.

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From: Wayne 
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 02:02:51 GMT
--------
Felice Friese wrote:
> It does sounds good. Have I permission to douse the potatoes with this
> and THEN add Hellmann's?

Taste after you douse and before you add.  You may just not want to.


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