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Dr. Potato Addresses Summertime Salad Doldrums

Jun 11, 2018
Q: In my extended circle of family and friends I am usually the one who volunteers to make potato salad for all the summertime events. Having just finished up with Memorial Day weekend, I found that the regulars at these get-togethers really love my Mom’s Southern Style Potato Salad. However, the younger generations in particular just look at this as “same old, same old” and often skip it. What can I do to jazz up the usual ingredients of Idaho Russet potatoes, salad dressing or mayonnaise, celery, onion, pickles, mustard, sliced hard boiled eggs with a little paprika sprinkled on top? I’m going to do this again for the Fourth of July and then there’s Labor Day weekend. Signed, I’m bored.
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Can I Boil My Potatoes With Skin On 2 Days Before I Make Potato Salad? Using Whole Potatoes?

Oct 30, 2017
Q: Can I boil my potatoes with skin on 2 days before I make potato salad? Using whole potatoes?
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I Love Idaho® Potatoes And Other Root Vegetables Such As Beets. Do You Have Any Recipes That Combine The Two!

Oct 9, 2017
Q: I love Idaho® potatoes and other root vegetables such as beets. Do you have any recipes that combine the two.
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What Causes Runny Or Wet Potato Salad?

Sep 18, 2017
Q: What causes runny or wet potato salad?
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Are Idaho Russets Considered A Waxy Potato?

Jul 7, 2017
Q: Are Idaho® Potatoes considered waxy? I found a delicious sounding recipe for a potato salad that calls for waxy potatoes. All I have at home at Idaho russets.
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The Perfect Potato For Potato Salad

Jul 29, 2015
Q: I am trying to find potatoes that don't have a sweet taste and stay firm when done cooking, so they can be used for potato salad, and don't turn in to a mashed potato. Where can I get them and what is there name. I am frustrated because I can't find the right potato to make my favorite potato salad. Please help me find the right potato.
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Moving Potatoes Into The Salad Bowl

Sep 28, 2014
Q: At a conference I overheard a chef say she was moving potatoes into the salad bowl on her menu, but never caught the rest of the conversation. Besides the obvious, potato salad... what might she have been talking about?
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Making Potato Salad for 100 People

Jul 29, 2014
Q: In making potato salad for 100 people how many potatoes will I need? Do you have recipe that feeds that many?
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I Need A Recipe For A Potato Salad That Does Not Require Refrigeration

Jul 21, 2014
Q: I have been invited to a barbeque and would like to make potato salad for the event. I need a recipe for a salad that does not require refrigeration. Do you know of one? No mayonnaise of course.
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What Can I Use As A Dressing For Potato Salad Other Than Mustard Or Mayo?

Jul 15, 2014
Q: What can I use as a dressing for potato salad when my family doesn't like mustard or mayonnaise?
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