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(The Grio)   'Honey child, please.' Here are five food items you should never put in potato salad. Original list to the left. To the right please feel free to add others that are missing. Bonus for good recipes on the right   (thegrio.com) divider line
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2022-07-03 5:09:26 PM  
Mayo from a jar.
 
2022-07-03 5:26:15 PM  
Potato salad like any potato dish is a fat delivery device. Just keep in mind the balance of texture and acid and fats. A minced pickle can help with this a lot. Trust me kosher dill, 1/8" dice, perfect.
 
2022-07-03 6:30:50 PM  

IgG4: Potato salad like any potato dish is a fat delivery device. Just keep in mind the balance of texture and acid and fats. A minced pickle can help with this a lot. Trust me kosher dill, 1/8" dice, perfect.


And this is why you won't ever be tasked to bring the potato salad at a Southern Baptist picnic.
 
2022-07-03 6:58:52 PM  
Green bell pepper. Preferably home grown, right out of your own garden. washed and diced into approx 1/4" bits.
I always serve with a small dish of shredded cheddar chees for those of us who do like it.
And sprinkle the top with paprika. the top pic shows it but I go a bit heavier.
And anchovies. cut in half and mixed in. Alright, NO anchovies.....they are gross with anything.
 
2022-07-03 9:17:33 PM  

hubiestubert: IgG4: Potato salad like any potato dish is a fat delivery device. Just keep in mind the balance of texture and acid and fats. A minced pickle can help with this a lot. Trust me kosher dill, 1/8" dice, perfect.

And this is why you won't ever be tasked to bring the potato salad at a Southern Baptist picnic.


Once the get past my curry cheese ball I don't think anyone is going to make a peep about my potato salad
 
2022-07-03 9:19:05 PM  
Nice crispy chopped bacon can add texture, and smoky bacon flavor.
 
2022-07-03 9:30:02 PM  

IgG4: hubiestubert: IgG4: Potato salad like any potato dish is a fat delivery device. Just keep in mind the balance of texture and acid and fats. A minced pickle can help with this a lot. Trust me kosher dill, 1/8" dice, perfect.

And this is why you won't ever be tasked to bring the potato salad at a Southern Baptist picnic.

Once the get past my curry cheese ball I don't think anyone is going to make a peep about my potato salad


Have you lived in the South? There are people who are banned from ever contributing ANYTHING from a church social, and that's on the basis of how much egg they use.
 
2022-07-03 9:49:55 PM  
Tabasco sauce. Chipotle if you need it.
 
2022-07-03 9:50:16 PM  

aleister_greynight: Mayo from a jar.


I've been places and all but now I'm wondering where else...
 
2022-07-03 10:05:34 PM  
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2022-07-03 10:05:51 PM  
5??? can this person even count to sixpotato?

and correct as the rest of TFA may be, cornichons, ... spluh? I mean, yeah I'd likely never throw in whole ones. but if'n I was low on pickle relish, or just wanted some extra cronch, I'd most certes dice some up and add it.
 
2022-07-03 10:14:00 PM  

IgG4: hubiestubert: IgG4: Potato salad like any potato dish is a fat delivery device. Just keep in mind the balance of texture and acid and fats. A minced pickle can help with this a lot. Trust me kosher dill, 1/8" dice, perfect.

And this is why you won't ever be tasked to bring the potato salad at a Southern Baptist picnic.

Once the get past my curry cheese ball I don't think anyone is going to make a peep about my potato salad


oh, balls - don't think I ever really wrote down what I foinfed up for one thanksgiving, but they all disappeared toot de sweet ah tellyu whut.

...blue cheese parsley, crushed pecan cheddar portwine, crab pimiento? all based on cream cheese. prolly lime juice and bit of ground 7spice in there as well. maybe garlic powder and/or onion powder.

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2022-07-03 10:15:54 PM  
fark potato salad.

Gross
 
2022-07-03 10:24:54 PM  
Are raisins ok?
 
2022-07-03 10:36:25 PM  

edmo: aleister_greynight: Mayo from a jar.

I've been places and all but now I'm wondering where else...


When making potato salad, anything but fresh mayo is an abomination.
 
2022-07-03 11:19:14 PM  

gilatrout: Are raisins ok?


Not in potato salad
 
2022-07-03 11:22:07 PM  
"Your penis" conspicuously missing from the list.
 
2022-07-03 11:57:51 PM  

aleister_greynight: Mayo from a jar.


I'll allow Duke's.
 
2022-07-04 12:09:58 AM  
His complaint about walnuts is texture... but lots of people add onion or celery which has a bit of a crunch.

I've had a pasta salad with walnuts that was fantastic (I remember walnuts, pepperoni, olives... I don't remember what else)

And one of the best potato salads I've ever had was made by someone from Oklahoma.  She made smashed style mashed potatoes, mixed mayo in, then added various diced vegetables for texture.
 
2022-07-04 12:11:35 AM  
Eggs. I farking hate eggs. But, if you absolutely must put eggs in your potato salad, for the love of god please just use the yolks and not the whites. Somehow hardboiled yolks get a pass, but that is absolutely it; I would puke eating eggs any other way.
 
2022-07-04 12:12:13 AM  
There was nothing in there that prohibits spaghetti. Or peanut butter. Just sayin'
 
2022-07-04 12:28:46 AM  

MrBallou: "Your penis" conspicuously missing from the list.


It's not that kind of party.

German ftw
 
2022-07-04 12:41:54 AM  

gilatrout: Are raisins ok?


Leper-grapes?

No.
 
2022-07-04 12:42:22 AM  
Interesting.
Potato salad in Japan invariably has bits of ham, and thin slices of cucumber with most of the water squeezed out.
Eggs and mayo, yes, but no celery. Now I'm wondering if the cucumber is a celery replacement, because cucumbers are a lot more common here than celery.
 
2022-07-04 1:18:41 AM  
I stick to the basic recipe espoused by TFA with two critical additions/improvements.

-Using waxy potatoes as opposed to starchy potatoes is very important.
-Diced fresh(!) dill.  A very decent amount of it.

If anyone scolds you about the "weird green shiat" in the salad, kindly remind them, as my opa used to say, that before potato salad was claimed as a "Southern" dish, it was brought here by German immigrants in the 1800's and dill is ubiquitous in those parts.

Oh, and sometimes a dash of crispy bacon crumbles is nice too.
 
2022-07-04 1:31:43 AM  
I really like German style potato salad. Warm with vinegar, pepper, sugar, mustard, and bacon
 
2022-07-04 2:01:11 AM  
Instant mashed potatoes.    when i was in junior high down in Oklahoma my school committed this grievous sin, they even had the gall to serve it was an ice cream scoop.
 
2022-07-04 2:22:48 AM  

animal color: aleister_greynight: Mayo from a jar.

I'll allow Duke's.


You can't be bothered to spend 2 minutes putting an egg yolk, salt, and oil into a blender?
 
2022-07-04 2:39:29 AM  
The best potato salads are not from the American south, ok.

German potato salad... Omg yes
Like this https://www.cookingclassy.com/german-potato-salad/#jump-to-recipe
But my Tante Alizie made it with beef stock and green onion instead of chicken and red

Baked potato salad https://www.willcookforsmiles.com/baked-potato-salad/
 
2022-07-04 4:30:55 AM  

aleister_greynight: Mayo from a jar.


Yes, how plebian of 99.9% of people who don't make all of their own aritsanal condiments by hand.

It's tater farking salad.
 
2022-07-04 4:32:26 AM  

gilatrout: Are raisins ok?


Aw, he'll naw, Karen. Keep your bland-a$$ potato salad to yourself!
 
2022-07-04 4:56:31 AM  

gilatrout: Are raisins ok?


Never
 
2022-07-04 5:00:25 AM  

aleister_greynight: animal color: aleister_greynight: Mayo from a jar.

I'll allow Duke's.

You can't be bothered to spend 2 minutes putting an egg yolk, salt, and oil into a blender?


I can be and usually am. But there's always Duke's in the church kitchen, and it's the flavor people expect/want.
 
2022-07-04 5:09:00 AM  

SquonkBot: gilatrout: Are raisins ok?

Aw, he'll naw, Karen. Keep your bland-a$$ potato salad to yourself!


"This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it." - Dorothy Parker

Think about it for a minute. You're adding raisins to a dish that also includes mustard. Raisins and mustard: is there any reason to include those ingredients together in anything? Just the thought of them in potato salad is enough to induce nausea in any rational person regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, and political persuasion.
 
2022-07-04 5:11:17 AM  

NDP2: SquonkBot: gilatrout: Are raisins ok?

Aw, he'll naw, Karen. Keep your bland-a$$ potato salad to yourself!

"This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it." - Dorothy Parker

Think about it for a minute. You're adding raisins to a dish that also includes mustard. Raisins and mustard: is there any reason to include those ingredients together in anything? Just the thought of them in potato salad is enough to induce nausea in any rational person regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, and political persuasion.


FTR, I'm talking about raisins in potato salad. Mustard, on the other hand, is a requirement.
 
2022-07-04 5:19:53 AM  

SquonkBot: gilatrout: Are raisins ok?

Aw, he'll naw, Karen. Keep your bland-a$$ potato salad to yourself!


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2022-07-04 5:24:23 AM  
Potato salad is just mashed potatoes that someone decided to ruin.
 
2022-07-04 6:25:32 AM  

talkyournonsense: The best potato salads are not from the American south, ok.

German potato salad... Omg yes
Like this https://www.cookingclassy.com/german-potato-salad/#jump-to-recipe
But my Tante Alizie made it with beef stock and green onion instead of chicken and red

Baked potato salad https://www.willcookforsmiles.com/baked-potato-salad/


America's Test Kitchen had an 'Austrian Potato Salad' where they cooked potatoes in vinegar and chicken stock. Then mashed some of the potato so they 'dressing' was actually vinegary runny mashed potatoes.

It was amazing.  But Kenji posted on Serious Eats that he had been the one to develop the recipe, and he realized he had mistakes: https://www.seriouseats.com/erdapfelsalat-austrian-style-potato-salad-recipe

I haven't tried the improved version yet.
 
2022-07-04 6:26:33 AM  
 
2022-07-04 7:51:42 AM  

MrBallou: "Your penis" conspicuously missing from the list.


"I wanna dip my balls in it!"
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2022-07-04 8:07:44 AM  

NDP2: SquonkBot: gilatrout: Are raisins ok?

Aw, he'll naw, Karen. Keep your bland-a$$ potato salad to yourself!

"This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it." - Dorothy Parker

Think about it for a minute. You're adding raisins to a dish that also includes mustard. Raisins and mustard: is there any reason to include those ingredients together in anything? Just the thought of them in potato salad is enough to induce nausea in any rational person regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, and political persuasion.


My great grandmother's coleslaw has raisins in it with a mayo/mustard/sugar dressing.

It's delicious.
 
2022-07-04 8:09:47 AM  

hubiestubert: IgG4: hubiestubert: IgG4: Potato salad like any potato dish is a fat delivery device. Just keep in mind the balance of texture and acid and fats. A minced pickle can help with this a lot. Trust me kosher dill, 1/8" dice, perfect.

And this is why you won't ever be tasked to bring the potato salad at a Southern Baptist picnic.

Once the get past my curry cheese ball I don't think anyone is going to make a peep about my potato salad

Have you lived in the South? There are people who are banned from ever contributing ANYTHING from a church social, and that's on the basis of how much egg they use.


Well, those blue haired old ladies are ignorant and stupid and use jello, "whipped topping" and breakfast cereal in their deserts so their arguments are invalid.
 
2022-07-04 8:32:04 AM  
I think I could deal with a few peas in tater salad.
 
2022-07-04 8:35:36 AM  

SoupGuru: fark potato salad.

Gross


The trick is to make a potato salad that doesn't use mayo. My wife does one that is just white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, green onions, parsley, salt and pepper. It's fantastic and gets better the longer it's in the fridge
 
2022-07-04 8:39:58 AM  
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And now he writes 'what is the deal with raisins in potato salad?' articles.
 
2022-07-04 8:58:01 AM  
Remember, no matter the temptation or will to exploring the flavor opinion is, never add six sided dice to your potato salad.
 
2022-07-04 9:02:54 AM  

Oneiros: talkyournonsense: The best potato salads are not from the American south, ok.

German potato salad... Omg yes
Like this https://www.cookingclassy.com/german-potato-salad/#jump-to-recipe
But my Tante Alizie made it with beef stock and green onion instead of chicken and red

Baked potato salad https://www.willcookforsmiles.com/baked-potato-salad/

America's Test Kitchen had an 'Austrian Potato Salad' where they cooked potatoes in vinegar and chicken stock. Then mashed some of the potato so they 'dressing' was actually vinegary runny mashed potatoes.

It was amazing.  But Kenji posted on Serious Eats that he had been the one to develop the recipe, and he realized he had mistakes: https://www.seriouseats.com/erdapfelsalat-austrian-style-potato-salad-recipe

I haven't tried the improved version yet.


that... wow. that looked+sounded very familiar. but something I've probably not had since childhood. and I remember it was foinfing amazeballs. yeah, vinegar+potatoes as dressing is so wonderfully lovely!

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2022-07-04 9:11:55 AM  

UberNeuman: Remember, no matter the temptation or will to exploring the flavor opinion is, never add six sided dice to your potato salad.


but... that's the best part of any dish!

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2022-07-04 10:01:38 AM  

UberNeuman: Remember, no matter the temptation or will to exploring the flavor opinion is, never add six sided dice to your potato salad.


Six sided dice, I could believe, but the four sided dice are a little hard to swallow.
 
2022-07-04 10:21:43 AM  

MrBallou: "Your penis" conspicuously missing from the list.


Well if it's gonna be that kind of party I'll just stick my dick in the potato salad
 
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