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#1 Cat

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 01:49 PM

OK, the lobster one doesn't *count* (although it's my favorite! yumyum )


This is how I make my potato salad:

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CAT'S POTATO SALAD
This is a "to taste" recipe... ends up as I happen to make it. In general, this is how I do it.

about 2 cups Miracle Whip salad dressing
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp celery seed OR celery salt
1 Tbsp (or more) sweet pickle juice
1 Tbsp prepared yellow mustard
(sometimes I add a bit of cider vinegar)
cooked potatoes, diced
boiled eggs, diced
chopped onions to taste
chopped sweet pickles

Mix the salad dressing, sugar, salt, celery seed, pickle juice, mustard, and vinegar (if using). Stir well and allow to sit until sugar and salt dissolve; mix well again. Adjust as you want for taste.

Combine the rest of the infgredients in a large bowl. Stir in dressing, mix well, and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Tastes better the next day when flavors mingle.

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How do you make yours???


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Posted 02 September 2007 - 02:22 PM

You're cute, Cat. There is no official recipe, I just do it by looks and only know how to make it in 10lb increments...lol

Oy vey...lemme think on this.


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Posted 02 September 2007 - 02:30 PM

Cat Cat Cat (Mt3b shaking her head) potato salad does not have an "official measured" recipe. neener Like Darlene said it is made in 10 lbs increments...

a medium bag of potatoes
a squirt of mustard or two
a blob of mayo
a couple of eggs (or not)
a dash of paparika
a scoop of sweet relish
a handful of onion
a toe stumping of sugar
and a sneeze of cider

rofl

I have asked my mother for several of her recipes and this is about the way I get the recipes. Her comment is she never measures shrug


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Posted 02 September 2007 - 06:07 PM

No No No. You guys put sweet stuff in! Eeeew.

potatoes
boiled egg
diced red onion
bacon
olives (optional)
sourcream
mayo
garlic powder
salt & pepper



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Posted 02 September 2007 - 06:30 PM

Both my husband and my father would disown me immediately if I ever let a sweet pickle come near my potato salad! So here's my recipe...

4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
4 hardboiled eggs, chopped
3 medium dill pickles, chopped
4 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown mustard (such as Gulden's)
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

In a medium saucepan, simmer potatoes until just fork tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Put in a bowl and add eggs, pickles, and onions (you can also add sliced celery if you want - I almost never have it on hand).

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, celery seed, salt and pepper. Stir thoroughly, taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Mix into potato mixture.

Refrigerate several hours or overnight to let the flavors meld.

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:14 PM

How about a simple potato salad?

some diced and cooked tatties
a couple of diced boiled eggs
some chopped shallots
Parsley (optional)
prepared mayo and with a dash of mustard mixed through.

Keep it simple
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:02 AM

She nixed my recipe in the first sentence. All I can do is read and comment.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:07 AM

hmm the FBI are watching! They now know what sets us off. Its our potato salads. rofl

I dont get the sweet stuff in the tater salad and I cant give up my recipe cause then Id have to injure you smile



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Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:22 PM

diced potatos
sliced eggs
sliced green onion or chives
grated carrot
crushed flax seed
olive oil(just a bit)
mayo
mustard
cumin
paprika
celery seed
salt and pepper and sugar to taste

i mainly just eyeball quantities, but i use 6 potatoes and 6 eggs and one or 2 carrots for a family of 4. Sometimes i make extra for lunches the next day. My papa likes to put raisins in his.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 01:09 PM

So sorry, Maineiac! Maybe if you stuff a bit of potato *in* the lobster first??? And dip a foot in mayonnaise? shrug


WHAT is a "toe stumping" of sugar??? Methinks it's to confundle and cornfoodle... happy02


jewlzm, no use trying to bluff... we *KNOW* you don't REALLY have a recipe for potato salad!



raisins? In POTATO SALAD??? omg


That's just ummmm...








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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:14 PM

lol no Cat.. I do have a recipe but it has secret family ingredients that even my inlaws dont know yet smile



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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Cat

WHAT is a "toe stumping" of sugar???


I think it goes along wth a pinch, a smidgeon, and a dash. Toe stumping is a little more than a dash and a sneeze is a little more than a dash.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 04:31 PM

RATS


I couldn't fool jewlzm into giving up her recipe...





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Posted 04 September 2007 - 10:27 PM

Originally Posted By: SueC
How about a simple potato salad?

some diced and cooked tatties
a couple of diced boiled eggs
some chopped shallots
Parsley (optional)
prepared mayo and with a dash of mustard mixed through.

Keep it simple

Ok now...I like Sue's simple recipe...except I would use onions instead of shallots and skip the parsley...and I would have to clean my glasses off when reading "tatties"...I swear I read something else... eek
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