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    Quote Originally Posted by 2cent View Post
    Baking the potatoes sounds interesting, but how long do you bake them? Mushy potato salad is not my cup of tea.

    Sour cream is my secret ingredient, and who can make potato salad w/o celery?! Along w/a wee scoop of sweet relish, and a sprinkle of apple cider vinegar. And heavens, don't forget the hard boiled eggs.
    You bake the potatoes until they are as you would a baked potato. So, when you squeeze them and they give they are done. But, then you have to let them cool completely. Then halve them and scoop, the potato flesh will be firm and silky. This is a good thing.

    The relish and apple cider vinegar are replaced by the pickle juice (oh and I add chopped pickles to my potato salad) I see no reason to add in a sweet element to potato salad, but a lot of people love to add in bread and butter pickles, so...

    And, to address your concern about mushy potato salad... Most potato salads are mushy. The potato salad I make is the opposite. That is why I pointed out that boiled potatoes are so starchy. You are imaging a "fluffy" baked potato. but, once you bake a potato and let it cool it becomes something else

    Me, I do not like the thick, mushy sauce that forms around most potato salads as a result of the boiled potato transferring starch to the sauce.

    I say give it a try, you can make a very small batch, say 2 potatoes and adjust the rest, see if you like it or no, pretty cheap. Worst case scenario, you end up with potato skins to deep fry, shallow fry or even bake, add cheese and various other toppings, win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2cent View Post
    Baking the potatoes sounds interesting, but how long do you bake them? Mushy potato salad is not my cup of tea.

    Sour cream is my secret ingredient, and who can make potato salad w/o celery?! Along w/a wee scoop of sweet relish, and a sprinkle of apple cider vinegar. And heavens, don't forget the hard boiled eggs.
    I am the opposite. I do not like potatoes that are still "hard" in my potato salad. The softer the better. My aunt would bake her potatoes that went into her famous potato salad recipe. To this day, I have not had a salad that comes close to my aunt's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Piru View Post
    Potato salad is white supremacist. It includes white potatoes, white mayonnaise, and white onions. It is associated with Germany whose leader was once Adolf Hitler. Potato salad is a NAZI dish, and if you eat it you are evil!
    I use WHITE sour cream in lieu of WHITE mayo. As well as a pinch (or 2) of Colemans mustard. I too use pickle juice as I can't find dill here in the colonies

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    @Rutabaga ...First off, if anyone should be trusted to know his 'taters, it's our good Root Buddy.

    Second, it happens that there was a leftover baked tater sitting in the fridge from 2 nights ago, so I used it to throw together a 'tater salad to go w/tonight's bbq'd chicken.
    Guess we'll see if we notice a difference. (No, did not taste-test, 'cuz, as you surely know, tater salad's gotta sit to meld a bit. Besides, it's skimpy enough, as it is.)

    @Rickity Plumber, jftr, my taters don't come out crunchy. Just not so soft that it's closer to German Potato Salad, like some people make it.
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    Whoops! @Retiredat50, I just now realized that I called you Rutabaga.

    Sorry 'bout that. You sure were gentlemanly about it, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piru View Post
    Potato salad is white supremacist. It includes white potatoes, white mayonnaise, and white onions. It is associated with Germany whose leader was once Adolf Hitler. Potato salad is a NAZI dish, and if you eat it you are evil!
    And if you use red potatoes???

    Damn Russians!

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    Honestly, the only difference my husband and I noticed is that I forgot the mustard!

    Wish we did have red potatoes on hand, though. Definitely sweeter. Even better, if ya grow 'em yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piru View Post
    My neighbor up the street gives us brown eggs laid by her chickens. They are way better than store-bought!
    Can't remember the last time there was a store bought egg in this house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piru View Post
    My neighbor up the street gives us brown eggs laid by her chickens. They are way better than store-bought!
    Know where brown eggs come from?
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    What's that white stuff on top of chicken poop?

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