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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Potato salad recipe ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Potato salad recipe
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Date: 8/3/12 12:58 PM

When my MIL was alive she made the best potato salad. I can't seem to find a recipe like hers. It was very creamy, dark yellow and sweet. My husband said she cooked her sauce and the sauce had raw eggs in it. I can't remember if it had pickle in it though. I hate a dry potato salad that is salty. I guess that's why I loved hers...it was sweet. Does anyone have a recipe similar to this?

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Date: 8/3/12 2:00 PM

Cooked the sauce? Does he mean she literally heated/boiled/sauteed something on the stove? My aunt makes homemade mayo, which incorporates raw egg yolks, but it doesn't involve any cooking per se. Could that be what he is referring to?

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Date: 8/3/12 2:15 PM

She made a sauce with raw eggs and some other ingredients. I guess it would be like making homemade mayo.

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Date: 8/3/12 3:05 PM

Was it German potato salad, with bacon in it? Because that has a sweet dressing (sweet bit o' sour, because it has some vinegar, but not overpowering) that is cooked and the gently stirred into the potatoes.

edited: I just did aquick search and turned up various recipes. Here's one from cooks.com. I also found a question on a Yahoo forum with someone asking just about the same thing as you, and the reply had a recipe, and they said it was probably from PA Dutch country. Here's the reply.
-- Edited on 8/3/12 3:08 PM --

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Date: 8/3/12 4:01 PM

From James Beard's American Cookery (originally published 1972, republished 2010):

"Boiled dressing was much used before mayonnaise was as common as it is now, particularly with potato salad and cole slaw."

Boiled Dressing:

1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
Dash of cayenne
1-1/2 tablespoons flour
yolks of 2 eggs, slightly beaten
1-1/2 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vinegar

Mix the salt, mustard, sugar, cayenne and flour well. Stir in very slowly the beaten yolks, melted butter, milk and vinegar. Heat over boiling water or over very low heat in a heavy enameled saucepan, stirring constantly, till thickened. Strain and cool.

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Date: 8/3/12 5:46 PM

It wasn't a German potato salad...no bacon. But the cooked kind you mentioned does sound like hers. My husband just said she had pickles in it and celery.

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Date: 8/4/12 2:11 PM

I made the potato salad this morning from the recipe from cook.com. It turned out good. I left out the mustard power and put in some yellow mustard and a little dill pick juice along with some diced up dill pickle and some chopped hard boiled eggs. It's definitely not dry and it is sweet. I bet it will be even better tomorrow after it's sat in the frig over night.

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Date: 8/4/12 7:33 PM

This sounds like one that my grandma got by rubber-necking on the party phone line long ago! We made it and used it for a sandwich spread. Kind of odd but I loved it.
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