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    Simple but Wonderful Classic Potato Salad

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    40 mins

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    emilylh28's Note:

    I'm pretty particular about what I like, so I took my favorites from different Potato Salad recipes and played around until I came up with my own perfect version. Like most salad recipes, it's open to interpretation and is easily adaptable to your own likes. This makes enough for 4-6 servings as a side dish. If you're making for a pot luck or larger gathering, you will probably want to double it. This can be made vegan easily using Veganaise or similar. I'm a fan of real mayo but I have family members who aren't, so I've made it both ways and it translates well.

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    1. 1
      Cut potatoes into small cubes and steam (not boil). Amount of time will depend on size of cubes, I cut mine pretty small so it only takes about 15 minutes. You want them to be cooked all the way through but not falling apart.
    2. 2
      When the potatoes are done, empty into a cookie sheet and spread out to cool quickly (I will often use a cooling rack in the cookie sheet to let air circulate better- they cool surprisingly fast this way).
    3. 3
      Whisk mayonnaise, mustard, cider vinegar, sugar, celery seed, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp of salt in a large bowl (use a larger size than you think you'll need so you can mix without making a mess of our counter and floor- learned this one the hard way -- ).
    4. 4
      Add celery, chives and cooled potatoes to the bowl with the dressing.
    5. 5
      Using a large spatula, slowly fold the ingredients together. This will take longer than regular stirring but will keep your potatoes in tact (especially if you over-steam your potatoes!).
    6. 6
      Once well mixed, taste for seasonings. Add additional lemon juice and salt as needed.
    7. 7
      Tastes best if you allow it to sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, but it's not necessary if you're in a time crunch.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 08, 2013


      This was good and simple to put together but it seemed that *something* was missing. In my case it wasn't eggs as I never add them to potato salad. Some sliced of chopped olives might have rounded out the flavor. Made for Pick A Chef, Spring 2013.

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    • on April 06, 2013


      We liked this but missed the hard cooked eggs. I will add them next time. Also, I had no chives so I used green onions instead, but otherwise the flavor was good! Thanks for posting, made for Spring PAC 2013

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple but Wonderful Classic Potato Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (186 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 324.1
    Calories from Fat 93
    Total Fat 10.3 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 7.6 mg
    Sodium 825.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    Sugars 5.2 g
    Protein 4.8 g

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