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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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How do I make REALLY CREAMY potato salad?

Aug 17, 2017
Q: How do I make REALLY CREAMY potato salad? Does adding apple cider vinegar to the cooked potatoes while they're cooling help with the creaminess? I have a friend who makes a really creamy potato salad (it's very plain with no addition of celery or eggs) and when asked what the secret is she just said she adds a good mayonnaise. Is there a secret to make it really creamy?
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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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How Do I Prevent My Peeled Idaho®Potatoes From Graying?

Apr 21, 2017
Q: I sliced russet potatoes in a food processor then parboiled in milk, cream, salt and pepper Then refrigerated them in an aluminum pan overnight. The next day most of them were greyish color with black outline, I had to dispose of them. I use aluminum pans when making potato salad by parboiling the potatoes and nothing ever happened. Was it the food processor, type of potato, alum pan or all the above. I never want to be in this situation again.
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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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