Potato Salad Recipe
Potato Salad Recipe Info
Potato salad recipes are one of those things that you expect to find at a big family gathering and no picnic would be right without it. While the potato salad recipe varies in ingredients based on where in the world they come from they are for the most part all good. I guess you could say “I’ve never met a Potato salad I didn’t like”.
So below here are some of the variations in styles of potato salad recipe based on the ingredients:
Potato salad recipes made with new potatoes, cooked with skin on and skin left on.
Potato salad made with larger potatoes, cooked with skin on and then peeled and cut
Potato salad made with a mayonnaise, sour cream or milk dressing base
Potato salad made with a vinegar base.
Potato salad made with a mustard base.
After that it’s just a matter of taste and texture as to what you put into it.
One other thing worth pointing out is the temperature at which the potato salad recipe is served. This has something to do with the style and ingredients of the potato salad also. What we in America refer to as “German potato salad” is served warm and is a vinegar based potato salad. You wouldn’t want to be serving a mayonnaise base potato salad warm.
Well for those of you that are looking to shead a few pounds (I include myself in this statement) im sorry to say there is no potato salad diet. But as with most things in life what this mean is that you have to take things in modiration. You can eat potato salad and lose weight too. How you ask? By doing what we should all be doing, get up out of that chair your reading this from and move. Also don't fill that plate up with the potato salad. Have just enough to satisfy that crraving and move on. Now there are ways to reduce the amount of carbs and calories in potato salad but that is anought website im sure so for here just remember modiration.
If you have a great Potato Salad Recipe that you would like to share then drop an a post to us on the blog. We are always looking to expand the list of potato salad recipes and if you have something that goes great with potato salad let us know about that too.
Bigest tip I can give you about making great potato salad is don't make mashed potatoes, what I mean by that is don't over cook your potatoes. When eat potato salad you exspec t to put your fork into a potat and it to stay together. Other than that I've only meet 1 potato salad I did't like.
Not all potatoes are created equal when it comes to making potato salad. You need to use a potato that is designed for Boiling.
There are two basic kinds of potatoes:
First there are baking potatoes that are more starchy. They are identified by their long bodies and rough skin. These are greate for French fries, baking and mashing.
The common names for these are "Russet", "Goldrush", "Norkotah", "Long White" or "California Long White", and Idaho.
The potatoes that we want for a potato salad recipe are sometimes called waxy potatoes. They tend to have a thin, smooth skin with a waxy like flesh. They are higher in water and sugar, and don't have as much starch.
These types of potatoes are great for soups, casseroles, potato salad, roasting, and barbecuing because of the higher water content the tend to keep their shape. If you do use them for mashing you will get something that is more like paste glue and will be full of lumps.
Common names that they are sold under are "Round White", "Round Red", "Yellow Potato", "Red Potato".