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Potato Salad
November 27, 2015

11-27-2015 ~This is pretty much the potato salad I grew up with – and for me, that’s a GOOD thing. Familiar and delicious, I can still remember watching my mother prepare it and saying to her, “Put more pickles in Mom” (which I did, cuz I knew it was what I had to do). She didn’t use a recipe, nor does this one require you follow it precisely either. I’m sure the submitter wouldn’t mind if maybe you used all ingredients in amounts to suit your taste buds, like the mayonnaise or mustard for instance. Or more celery if you like a little more crunch. (I’ll bet she doesn’t measure precisely, but was forced to specify measurements for purposes of following recipe submission guidelines. I’ll bet, for instance, that she just uses a good plop or two of mayonnaise and maybe a squirt or two of mustard) In my case, tinkering with this a bit meant adding a little sour cream to mellow out the mayonnaise and substituting dill pickle juice for the vinegar, tho’ there’s not a darn thing wrong with the vinegar. I added very thinly sliced radishes and chopped cucumber, because Mom did. Some chopped green onion gave this just the flecks of color it needed. Most important, just as Mom did, I tasted it about five or six times (clean spoon every time!) to make sure it was just right. I’d call this recipe “Old Reliable.”

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