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Post by JJW009 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:21 pm

A recent conversation with someone who spend time in America revealed that our British version of potato salad is, how should I put it, sh!t.



Many of the folks on here are rather more widely travelled than I, so I seek your opinion. What makes the best potato salad?



Here's a couple of recipes:



British Style:

Boiled Potatoes

Mayonnaise

Parsley or chives to garnish



American Style

red potatoes

boiled eggs

mayonnaise

onion, diced

green onions, thinly sliced

green bell pepper, seeded and diced

celery, thinly sliced



(from <a href='http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/american-p ... etail.aspx' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>here</a>)



Now I have made something very similar to that second recipe, but I don't call it potato salad - I call it egg salad!




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Post by belchingmatt » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:20 pm

I hardly think the Americans can really offer fair criticism of other countries food. <!--emo&:fish:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/4013/140/emo/laughing-fish.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laughing-fish.gif' /><!--endemo-->






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Post by RedeyesUK » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:37 pm

But in this case, I think they may have a point. <!--emo&:mmm:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/4013/140/emo/mmm.png' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='mmm.png' /><!--endemo-->



I've always wondered where the actual salad was in potato salad - I've always seen it as just potatoes in mayonnaise, and kind of wondered if I was missing the point.



I think I'd prefer the merkin version, but I'd have to try it to be sure.
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Post by KindaWobbly » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:02 pm

JJW009 wrote:I seek your opinion. What makes the best potato salad?
I'm afraid that potato salad is one of those things that I really struggle to have an opinion on. <!--emo&:shame:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/4013/140/emo/shame.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='shame.gif' /><!--endemo-->
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Post by Mrs Redeyes » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:21 am

I have never made a potato salad that just consists of just potato and mayonnaise, but then I was raised by an American so that may have something to do with it?!




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Post by JJW009 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:18 pm

Mrs Redeyes wrote:I have never made a potato salad that just consists of just potato and mayonnaise
So what do you put in?




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Post by Mrs Redeyes » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:30 pm

potato, egg, chopped up celery, gherkins, spring onion or chives and I make the sauce out of mayonnaise, a bit of ketchup, a bit of vinegar from the gherkins and a touch of salad cream.




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