Moms Tips on How to Make the Best Potato Salad

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Potato salad is one of the best salad recipes you can make and is especially popular when the weather gets warmer. This potatoes recipe is a popular addition to barbecues, picnics, or as a side dish for dinner. This potato salad recipe is one of the best salads you can make. Some of the simple ingredients you will need for this potatoes recipe include white potatoes or Yukon golds, white vinegar, celery stalks, onions, and eggs. For the full step by step instructions for this easy salad recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Foodie Crush site.

For this potatoes recipe, you want to be sure and use the right potatoes for the recipe. The best potatoes for this easy salad recipe are white potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes. White potatoes in this easy salad recipe are a little creamier, a bit sweet and will hold their shape well after cooking. And because white potatoes have a thinner skin, they are a lot easier to peel after boiling. You will get the best consistency for the boiled potatoes from adding the potatoes to cold water and then bringing the potatoes to a boil, rather than adding the potatoes to water that is boiling. Just like when making pasta, you want to salt the water generously with about one to 1.5 tablespoons of salt, which will give the potatoes some much-needed flavor. It is also importat to let the potato salad flavors meld together. If you are planning on eating the potato salad on the day you make it; it's a good idea to make it earlier in day and let it sit so that the flavors can build. This potato recipe will stay good in the refrigerator for up to three to four days.

You want to avoid these common mistakes when making potato salad. Using the wrong type of potatoes. Not all potatoes will work for potato salad recipes. Potatoes can be divided into three general categories based on their texture to include starchy, waxy and all-purpose. For potato salad recipes, you want to avoid using starchy potatoes, such as Russets, which tend to fall apart when they are cooking. You can either stick with waxy potatoes such as Red Bliss, Fingerling or New for potato salad. For the potato salad recipe on the Foodie Crush site it is recommended to use Yukon Gold or white potatoes, so it will depend on the potatoes recipe you make. These waxy varieties have the least amount of starch in the potatoes and does the best job of retaining its shape during boiling. All-purpose potato varieties which have a little more starch than waxy potatoes, such as white and Yukon Gold as recommended in the best potato salad recipe, are also suitable choices for potato salad. The Best Potatoes for Potato Salad. Not starting the potatoes in cold water. When you cook vegetables, you often start them in boiling water, but this shouldn't be the case with potatoes recipes. The biggest problem with starting off the potatoes in boiling water is with uneven cooking. This leads the outside of the potato to be overcooked and mushy, while the inside is undercooked. The key to making perfectly cooked potatoes is to start them in a pot of cold water where the potatoes fully submerged. From there, you can bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat of the water to cook the potatoes at a simmer.

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Nutrition: How to Make the Best Potato Salad from Foodie Crush
Ingredients: Potatoes, vinegar, celery, green onions, eggs, miracle whip or mayonnaise, yellow mustard, celery seed, salt, pepper, paprika.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings * Per Serving: Calories 336, Calories from Fat 160, Total Fat 17.8g 27%, Saturated Fat 3.1g 15%, Cholesterol 114mg 38%, Sodium 409mg 17%, Potassium 788mg 23%, Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%, Sugars 5.4g, Protein 7.1g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 60%, Calcium 5%, Iron 10%

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