Homemade Potato Salad

@porwest (60418)
United States
September 14, 2019 12:53pm CST
The family talked about getting together tonight for dinner at a restaurant, and I thought, while going out to restaurants IS nice, it's really a total waste of money. Why not just stay at home and cook? So I suggested we could have a cookout at our place. The main dish will be BBQ chicken on the grill. But I also decided to make my homemade potato salad tonight. Had to pull out the old recipe since I have not made this in quite a while. It has its own unique flavor with the oregano and Italian seasonings. But it is always good, and everyone always enjoys it. Off to go get the process started as we speak.
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@LindaOHio (109197)
• United States
14 Sep 19
I'm with Carol. What time is dinner!???? Sounds really good. Have a great time.
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@LindaOHio (109197)
• United States
14 Sep 19
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
14 Sep 19
@LindaOHio I am getting hungry just thinking about it. My sister will be bringing something too and I am sure my mom will as well. It will be a regular smorgasborg.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
14 Sep 19
Should be good. Just got done boiling the potatoes and now have them immersed in a cold water bath in the fridge. I will make the salad in a bit. I'll just need to parboil my chicken, season it up and get it ready for the grill as well.
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@CarolDM (198571)
• United States
14 Sep 19
What time is dinner? Sounds like my potato salad, love it. Sometimes I will sprinkle some paprika just for color. Enjoy!
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@andriaperry (115751)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep 19
No its flavor too! so do I.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
14 Sep 19
You know what @CarolDM, I had not thought of paprika, but I have definitely heard of it and have seen some sprinkled on. I am going to sprinkle some on now that you mention it.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
14 Sep 19
@andriaperry I love paprika's flavor. And this should go well with the potato salad for sure.
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@just4him (268013)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Sep 19
I hope you have a wonderful cookout. I'm sure your potato salad will be a hit along with the grilled chicken.
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@just4him (268013)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Sep 19
@porwest I'm sure it is.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
14 Sep 19
It is going to be tasty. I love BBQ chicken on the grill. Always so tasty.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
15 Sep 19
@just4him Do you ever grill?
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@Hannihar (124656)
• Israel
15 Sep 19
@porwest I like to make my own potato salad too.
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@Hannihar (124656)
• Israel
16 Sep 19
@porwest I am glad yours always comes out good. What do you put in your potato salad?
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
19 Sep 19
@Hannihar My recipe is in the picture. Miracle Whip, onions, pickle relish, mustard, salt and pepper, oregano...and a few other things. I was trying to be sneaky by sharing my recipe in the picture rather than the text of my post. So far my post has not been pulled, so I think I got away with it.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
15 Sep 19
Mine always comes out good and people always seem to enjoy it very much. Haven't made it in a while though.
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@mrki444 (15027)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Sep 19
I like any type of potato.
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@MALUSE (69655)
• Germany
14 Sep 19
I love potatoes! I don't need noodles or rice.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
14 Sep 19
@mrki444 I am a sucker for potatoes and can eat them just about any way they can be cooked or prepared. Just love them.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
14 Sep 19
@MALUSE I'm with you. Potatoes are awesome just about anyway you can eat them.
• Rupert, Idaho
15 Sep 19
Sounds really good minus the onion and relish. Hope you all enjoyed! .
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
15 Sep 19
Oh man, that sort of MAKES the whole salad zing. Without it it might still be good, but not nearly as good.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
18 Sep 19
@MommyOfEli2013 That being said, most potato salad recipes call for relish and even onions, and many of the store bought varieties have both in them as well.
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• Rupert, Idaho
16 Sep 19
@porwest I can understand that....but I just would not be able to add them myself! Maybe onion powder lol not sure about the relish...how to sub that
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@much2say (49063)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Sep 19
It is a whole lot cheaper to not eat out. I made a Japanese style potato salad the other night . . . mayo and rice vinegar - with potato, carrots, cucumber, onions, and ham.
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@much2say (49063)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Sep 20
@porwest If you've ever had it at a Japanese restaurant (or possibly even on a Hawaiian food plate), it's a little different than the classic potato salad. I think it's the rice vinegar that does it - and maybe the little crunchy bits from the cucumber and onions.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
28 Sep 20
Never heard of a Japanese style potato salad, but from what you described it sounds tasty. Might have to look that one up.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
29 Sep 20
@much2say I hardly ever eat at Japanese restaurants (not sure why since I love Chinese and the food is similar). But it does sound good.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48658)
• United States
14 Sep 19
Your recipe sounds good.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48658)
• United States
16 Sep 19
@porwest I love potatoes. I am diabetic and don't eat them often.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
15 Sep 19
Thank you. It was delicious and always goes over well.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
19 Sep 19
@Tampa_girl7 Oh man. That would irk me. But then I am on a salt restriction and it limits me from a LOT of things I really like, so I have to be careful. But I DO love potato salad.
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@1creekgirl (34180)
• United States
14 Sep 19
Your recipe is similar to mine, but I just can't get mine to taste like I want. ?????
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@1creekgirl (34180)
• United States
16 Sep 19
@porwest I'll copy that photo and try your recipe sometime. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
15 Sep 19
Try mine in the picture. It always tastes very good and is relatively easy to put together. I'd be curious to know what you think.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
18 Sep 19
@1creekgirl It's very good. But of course I am probably a bit biased.
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@JudyEv (293808)
• Rockingham, Australia
15 Sep 19
Sometimes we do this instead of eating out. We spend a bit more on the meat for the main dish and have a slap-up meal at home.
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@JudyEv (293808)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Sep 19
@porwest We still go out from time to time but at home, you can both have a drink as no-one has to drive and it's usually much more comfortable.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
19 Sep 19
@JudyEv That's kind of how I looked at it. We spent far more time, and the food was frankly better. We had a good time. Not that we would not have had a good time at a restaurant, but we had a better time at home.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
15 Sep 19
Even if you spend a little more on the meat, it usually still works out to be cheaper than going out. Not that going out isn't nice from time to time. But this time this just made more sense.
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@andriaperry (115751)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep 19
Ain`t we cousins?
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@andriaperry (115751)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep 19
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
14 Sep 19
Sure. Why not? Come on over.
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@thelme55 (76425)
• Germany
14 Sep 19
Yummy! I love a homemade potato salad. It is been a while since I have eaten potato salad.
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@thelme55 (76425)
• Germany
28 Sep 20
@porwest If nothings left, then the potato salad is really good.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
29 Sep 20
I like several different varieties of it. Homemade, or my own recipe, is of course my favorite. But I have found few potato salads I have not liked.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
27 Sep 20
Mine is not necessarily traditional. But I like it very much, and every time I have made it for others they have enjoyed it. So, I guess it is good enough in any event.
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@renicemae (4829)
• Philippines
15 Sep 19
Wow. Your suggestion is way better! saves money and more family bonding time.
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@renicemae (4829)
• Philippines
16 Sep 19
@porwest thats a very good day
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
19 Sep 19
@renicemae We had a very good time, so it was very much worth it.
@porwest (60418)
• United States
15 Sep 19
Yeah, we actually spent far more time together. They came over around 4pm and did not leave until about 10pm. We'd never have sat in a restaurant that long. Had good food, good drink, good conversation, good relaxation time, and saved good money...so all in all I call it a win.
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@Spontaneo (15076)
• United States
30 Sep 20
I like to keep the skin on. Do you ever keep the skin on?
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@Spontaneo (15076)
• United States
3 Oct 20
@porwest Me too! Perfect for grab and go. Good if you do not want to slave over a hot stove. Nice if you do not want to heat up the kitchen.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
3 Oct 20
I make a variety like that from time to time. I find it to be quite good actually.
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@GardenGerty (148125)
• United States
15 Sep 19
I am leaning more and more in the eat at home direction. Great savings and I feel better too. I need to make some potato salad.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
15 Sep 19
Food cooked at home, at least to me, always tastes better. But I am probably biased toward my own cooking. But yes...it DOES save a ton of money as well. A metric butt ton actually.
@maezee (42215)
• United States
14 Sep 19
That sounds perfect. I like the potluck idea.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
29 Sep 20
Sometimes you can discover some great dishes from potlucks.
@RasmaSandra (59639)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Sep 19
Sounds really good too bad I don't live close by I would be over and with some dishes for take-along too
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
15 Sep 19
That's one of the most fun things about get togethers like this...the dishes everyone brings. Always a good variety of tasty food to sample.
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@sallypup (51573)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Sep 19
Miracle Whip? If I remember right, that stuff is sweet. Otherwise I am with you.
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
17 Sep 19
I have never considered Miracle Whip to necessarily be sweet. The word that comes to mind more than that is zesty. I have never been a fan of real mayonnaise which is why I prefer this over that. My aunt makes a potato salad with real mayonnaise and I find it to be rather bland and tasteless.
• Philippines
15 Sep 19
Your food sounds good!
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
15 Sep 19
Thank you. It all turned out to be delicious.
@Nevena83 (65254)
• Serbia
14 Sep 19
Mmmmmmm.... Can I come to dinner at your place?
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@porwest (60418)
• United States
14 Sep 19
Sure thing. Seems a long way to go from Serbia for dinner...but you are welcome any time.
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