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    Instant Potato Salad

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    4 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

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    Gwanny Hill's Note:

    This is one of the easiest and quickest potato salads you can make. Try it once as posted and next time add or substract items that you think would improve the dish. Do not add too much water to the mixture--add only enough to moisten the potatoes. I can almost guarantee that anyone eating this salad will not know it was made from instant potato flakes. NOTE: Do not use potato buds in recipe--they change the texture.

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    1. 1
      In a large bowl, mix potato flakes, mustard, salt, pickles and celery salt.
    2. 2
      Add enough hot water to mixture--about two cups--to mix the ingredients.
    3. 3
      Mixture should be fairly stiff.
    4. 4
      Cover and let stand about five minutes.
    5. 5
      Add eggs, garlic powder, celery (if using), dill weed, onion, mayonnaise and chopped olives.
    6. 6
      Mix well and chill three or more hours.
    7. 7
      Keep unused portion in refrigerator; will stay fresh up to a week if covered and chilled.
    8. 8
      NOTE: Cooking time refers primarily to chilling time.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 26, 2012


      I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. It was a hit around our house! I will be taking the ingredients up to our camper to make this salad for all the impromptu gatherings. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on January 29, 2008


      I made this because it sounded interesting! And that it is, in a good way! I cut the recipe in half and made as posted. I like that it still has the crunch of the onion and pickle just like 'real potato salad'. Made for 2008 Cookbook Tag.

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    • on July 02, 2005


      I was unsure of this at first, but I had to try it.....after all, it beats cutting and boiling potatoes! Imade it for a picnic, so I doubled the recipe. It turned out great! I didn't have olives, but I added some chopped carrots for color. Everyone at the picnic enjoyed it. I will make this again. Thanx for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Instant Potato Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (126 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 301.6
    Calories from Fat 174
    Total Fat 19.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.3 g
    Cholesterol 123.8 mg
    Sodium 689.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 4.0 g
    Protein 5.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dill pickle cubes

    celery salt

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