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Would It Be Better To Freeze, Keep, Or Toss My Potato Salad?

Dec 1, 2016
Q: I made home made potato salad last night and immediately refrigerated it. Just got a call the dinner is cancelled - flu! How long will the potato salad last? Will it help to freeze it and thaw slowly, because the dinner is rescheduled for next weekend.
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Can I Boil My Potatoes With The Skins On Two Days Before I Make Potato Salad? Using Whole Potatoes?

Jul 11, 2016
Q: Can I boil my potatoes with skin on two days before I make potato salad? Using whole potatoes?
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What are some things I can do to make potato salads even more exciting?

Jun 17, 2016
Q: What are some things I can do to make potato salads even more exciting?
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Can I Freeze German Potato Salad?

Jun 7, 2016
Q: Can you freeze German potato salad (no mayo/dairy)?
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How Many Days Ahead Can You Make Potato Salad?

May 9, 2016
Q:  I am making 30 lbs. of Potato Salad for a graduation party. Can I cook the potatoes and eggs three days in advance and not mix other ingredients until the 3rd day, would that be Okay?
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Should I Boil My Peeled Russet Potatoes Whole Or Cut Into Chunks For A Salad?

Apr 7, 2016
Q: Should I leave my potatoes whole or cut them into chunks for boiling peeled russet potatoes for a salad?
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How Many Days Ahead Can You Make Potato Salad?

Nov 30, 2015
Q: I am making 30 lbs. of Potato Salad for a graduation party. Can I cook the potatoes and eggs three days in advance and not mix other ingredients until the 3rd day, would that be Okay?
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How Many Days Ahead Can You Make Potato Salad?

Nov 30, 2015
Q: I am making 30 lbs. of Potato Salad for a graduation party. Can I cook the potatoes and eggs three days in advance and not mix other ingredients until the 3rd day, would that be Okay?
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How Many Days Ahead Can You Make Potato Salad?

Nov 30, 2015
Q: I am making 30 lbs. of Potato Salad for a graduation party. Can I cook the potatoes and eggs three days in advance and not mix other ingredients until the 3rd day, would that be Okay?
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Tips for Making Potato Salad

Jul 26, 2012
Q: I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I'm in my 50’s and have never made potato salad from scratch but that's the way it is. :-) I have two questions for you:  Can I cut up the potatoes (plain old brown potatoes) BEFORE I cook them and, if I do, HOW LONG more or less should I boil them? All the recipes seem to say “until soft” but they never actually give a time for me to check and it seems silly to stand next to the stove to poke a fork into the potatoes every couple of minutes. 10 minutes? 15? 20? Is there a good reason why the potatoes need to be peeled as long as I’ve scrubbed them clean?
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