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#11865773 - 10/05/16 10:14 AM Potato Salad
don the angler Offline

Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 4966
Loc: Dallas,Texas,USA
This subject has probably been on here before. My mother made the best potato salad, but she has been gone since 1984. She used sweet pickles. My mother-in-law used to make very good potato salad & she used olives & it was delicious. She is still around, but too old to cook anymore. My wife refuses to make it. She is an excellent cook, but does not do potato salad. I plan to start making it myself. Done it a few times & something is missing. Any suggestions?
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#11865955 - 10/05/16 11:57 AM Re: Potato Salad [Re: don the angler]
Bigbob_FTW Offline
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Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 46702
Loc: White Settlement, TX.
go to aldi and buy a tub of their mustard potato salad. thank me later.

#11866071 - 10/05/16 01:01 PM Re: Potato Salad [Re: don the angler]
scott01 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/02
Posts: 12653
Loc: Bedford
I love me some potato salad, so long as they don't over do the mustard. My Mom's recipe is awesome too, glad she passed it down to us.

#11866165 - 10/05/16 02:01 PM Re: Potato Salad [Re: don the angler]
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 33233
Loc: Mansfield-ish
I've got a few written down from my aunts. Again, I can't tell you exactly how I make mine because I learned the "dump and pour" version.

Ozell's Potato Salad.

Boiled potatoes peeled and cubed and cool.
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup green peppers -- chopped
1/2 cup green onions -- chopped
1/3 cup pimientos -- chopped
1/3 cup sour pickle relish
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup prepared mustard
Peel and boil the potatoes. Cool and cut the potatoes. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly.


Boiled potatoes (peeled and cubed)
5 tablespoons Miracle Whip
2 tablespoons pickle relish or finely chopped pickles (sweet, sour or dill)
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
8 eggs boiled and chopped
Mix together and chill well.
Whether "Southern" or "Texas", this is the potato salad I grew up with. Miracle Whip, not mayonnaise, is a necessity. I prefer the dill pickles and I really like some chopped onion in there. Sprinkle some paprika over the top.

#11866686 - 10/05/16 07:12 PM Re: Potato Salad [Re: don the angler]
V-Bottom Offline
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Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 1513
Loc: Galv. Cnty
One important thing can add anything you want but FIRST you have to use two different types of potatoes....New Potatoes and the standard Russet variety together......FACT
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#11866690 - 10/05/16 07:14 PM Re: Potato Salad [Re: don the angler]
Tmckn Offline
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Registered: 04/30/12
Posts: 1874
Loc: Paradise Tx

Sounds good to me, almost identical to my Mom's.

#11866887 - 10/05/16 09:07 PM Re: Potato Salad [Re: don the angler]
Kattelyn Online   content
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 33233
Loc: Mansfield-ish
I'm also going to add a German potato salad recipe tomorrow. Just have to find where the book grew legs and wandered off to. It's around here somewhere.


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