The Basics: How To Make Potato Salad

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The Technique

How To Make Potato Salad

Potato salad is thought to have been brought to America by way of German immigrants in the nineteenth century. It may be served using a mayonnaise-based dressing or a vinaigrette as a binder with recipes often consisting of eggs, aromatic vegetables or herbs. Once you master the basic technique of preparing potato salad, there are many flavors that may be created to pair beautifully with a wide range of foods. Creole Potato Salad, Bacon-Ranch Potato Salad & Classic Potato Salad offer slightly different yet contrasting taste with a few subtle ingredient changes. Grilled chicken kabobs, smoky ribs, steak sandwiches, hamburgers & hot dogs make good accompaniments to the Southern side dish favorite. Round out the meal with a stellar cole slaw & a few deviled eggs for effortless outdoor entertaining solutions. Learn how to make potato salad in your very own kitchen.

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How To Make Potato Salad 

A three step process is necessary in order to make a traditional-style Southern potato salad. Whole russet potatoes must be boiled & peeled. Next, they must be cut into small pieces. Finally, they are folded together with a dressing mixture for delicious flavor. Learn how to make this iconic summer Southern staple.

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A few pieces of equipment will be necessary in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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No. 1

 Place the potatoes in a single layer in a Dutch oven. 

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1a

Cover them with 1-inch of water. Bring to a boil & start the timer. 

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1b

Cook 30 to 40 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain. Cool about 20 minutes. 

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No. 2

Peel the jackets from the potatoes using a paring knife. 

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2a

Coarsely chop the potatoes or cut into 1-inch pieces. 

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No. 3

Stir together the dressing mixture & any vegetables in a large bowl. Season well with salt & pepper.
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3a

Add the warm potatoes.  

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3b 

Fold together the ingredients well. Serve right away or chill up to a day ahead. Garnish, if desired. 

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