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#1 amym567

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    Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:20 PM

    Today is Kevin's 30th birthday, and we're having family over for dinner tonight. My friend made the best red-skin potato salad Saturday night, so I'm trying to make that. Wish me luck! I have no idea how long I should be boiling these potatoes, how I should cut them, etc.! I really hope it turns out, but I'm a little nervous! Can you tell I don't cook often, and when I do, it's easy stuff!
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    #2 jajajaja

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      Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:23 PM

      Potato salad is easy I have faith you can do it.
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      #3 becks

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      Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:39 PM

      cook them until you can easily pierce them with a fork - not mushy, but soft. Think about the texture of the potato salad you had on Saturday - the fork should go into your potatoes with the same ease as it did with those.

      For cutting, I'd either slice them in large slices (1/4 inch or so), or cut them into 8ths - quarter the potatoes and then cut each chunk in half once more.

      Good luck!!

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      #4 amym567

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        Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:43 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
        Potato salad is easy I have faith you can do it.
        So I just had to look up the thread about how long to make hard boiled eggs, and saw your response "I'm not a cooker". So, if you're saying it's easy, hopefully I can do it! :)
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        #5 amym567

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          Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:44 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by becks
          cook them until you can easily pierce them with a fork - not mushy, but soft. Think about the texture of the potato salad you had on Saturday - the fork should go into your potatoes with the same ease as it did with those.

          For cutting, I'd either slice them in large slices (1/4 inch or so), or cut them into 8ths - quarter the potatoes and then cut each chunk in half once more.

          Good luck!!
          Thanks for those tips! They're in the water now!
          Amy

          #6 jajajaja

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            Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:47 PM

            Of for sure- I don't cook and I can make potato salad. You just cut the stuff up and mash it all up. LOL

            I add a little bit of pickle juice to mine though- not sure if that's a normal thing. My whole family does it. I also like lots of mustard. Yum- I should make some tonight.
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            #7 Maura

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            Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:56 PM

            amy - add some bacon and shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onions - it makes a great "loaded baked potato" salad. we cut the mayo in ours with sour cream so it's a little healthier too.

            #8 loveangel0610

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              Posted 01 July 2008 - 01:46 PM

              Potato salad is about the only thing I can make. It's pretty easy and I'm sure you will do fine.

              #9 Maura

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              Posted 01 July 2008 - 01:55 PM

              by the way, now i am dying for some potato salad!!!!

              #10 Angel

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                Posted 01 July 2008 - 01:58 PM

                That's making me hungry.
                I put a little bit of relish and eggs in mine also. Tastes really good.




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